Fed up with the mounting issues that relating to the rollout of the doble plaka law that he authored, Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chairman, Richard Gordon, has recently launched an online desk where the motoring public can air their grievances against the Land Transportation Office (LTO).
“Through our virtual complaint desk, we hope to encourage our people to participate by sending their concerns and complaints. All they must do is fill out a form online. Rest assured that their identities will be kept private," said Sen. Gordon.
In the online form, the senator aims to collect data in connection with the Blue Ribbon Committee's ongoing investigation on the alleged misfeasance, malfeasance and nonfeasance of the implementation of Republic Act 11235 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Law.
Motorcycle plate “backlogged” because of doble plaka
Earlier, the Land Transportation Office (LTO), through assistant secretary, Edgar Galvante, said that the reason why millions of motorcycles still don’t have their number plates is because of the new plate specifications indicated in Senator Gordon’s doble plaka law.
“We apologize for not being able to do that... In fact, [we] are about to distribute and deliver 1.6 million na nacut na ito. Stamped na numero. Kaya lang pinatigil kasi hindi compliant sa lalabas na batas (plates were already cut and stamped. But it was stopped because the plates were not compliant with the new law),” said Galvante.
The agency had already acquired plates compliant with the prior design (5 numbers, 2 letters). However, due to the mandated new plate design, including a stop order filed with the Supreme Court, the LTO had to reset and start over again.