LTO to allow renewal of vehicles with pending NCAP violation

A few days since the Supreme Court (SC) issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the No-Contact Apprehension Program (NCAP), the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has deactivated the alarm-tagging of vehicles that have been tagged by various local government units (LGUs) for different NCAP violations.

This means that if your motorcycle or vehicle has a pending or unsettled NCAP violation, the LTO will still allow for its renewal without any additional fees or fines.

“This will allow the renewal of registration of apprehended motor vehicles through the NCAP pending the final Decision/Resolution of the Supreme Court on the matter,” said LTO chief, Atty. Teofilo Guadiz III.

However, should the SC decide that the NCAP program is constitutionally valid, the LTO will have to reinstate the alarms on the vehicle, and renewal of registration will not proceed until the violation is settled first.

“In the event the Supreme Court will affirm the validity of the same, the alarms shall be re-tagged in our system, and the fines/penalties shall be reflected and/or applied during the next renewal for registration,” added Guadiz.

Yesterday, 3 LGUs have processed the removal of alarm-tagging on vehicles that have pending NCAP violations, with Paranaque City removing 93,083 alarms, followed by the Province of Bataan with 7,601 and Quezon City with 1,190.