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Speaker tells LTO chief: Still no license plates? Just quit

Peeved by the lack of available license plates for registered vehicles, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has asked the head of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to quit his post. “Resign now. Have a little shame. You can’t do your job,” he said in a message addressed to LTO chief and Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante at a […]

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Stricter enforcement of LTO registration policies gives rise to finger-pointing

With so many new cars sold over the past year, even the registration paperwork seems to have amassed a huge backlog, giving rise to the motoring public’s apprehensions over rulings by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) that years before were either ignored or taken for granted.

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LTO to Kia driver: Attend hearing or else

The driver of a yellow Kia compact car who held off pursuing security personnel in Makati City for over an hour by ramming into their vehicles, leaving four of them injured, has received a subpoena from the Land Transportation Office (LTO). The subpoena sent on Monday ordered Jamie Camille Brojan to attend a hearing today […]

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Being vague can be lethal

The Land Transportation Office released on Jan. 18 a circular for other law enforcement agencies about Sec. II(d) of the Joint Administrative Order No. 2014-01, reminding the parties and agencies concerned that any vehicle utilizing sirens, flashing lights and/or LED light bars and the like are illegal, and those possessing them should be apprehended.   […]

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Heavy rains, plenty of news

In this week’s social media traffic jam, we look at a pickup that hangs out in SLEx, license plates that bend on water, and a mall owner that is getting into the public transport business. Slippery Skyway Last week’s torrential rain proved that driving in high speeds along SLEx’s elevated road can land you on […]

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MMDA asks LTO: Revoke Maserati driver’s license

MANILA, Philippines—The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has asked the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to revoke the driver’s license of businessman Joseph Russel Ingco following an alleged mauling incident involving a traffic constable. ‎In a letter to LTO assistant secretary Alfonso Tan Jr., MMDA assistant general manager for operations Emerson Carlos asked the “immediate revocation” […]

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Covers sold ‘only to oldies,’ retailers claim

Like your neighborhood convenience stores selling liquor only to persons aged 18 and above, car accessory shops Inquirer Motoring visited the past few days have been selling controversial license plate covers “only to old vehicles,” as the shops claimed that the new Land Transportation Office ruling allowed for this.

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New schemes of LTO, MMDA defy logic

I just want to say: What the hell is our government thinking now? To be more specific, on the new schemes the Land Transportation Office and Metro Manila Development Authority want to implement. There’s the no-plate, no-travel policy that the LTO wants to enforce on July 1, the issue on license plate frame covers and then the crackdown on so-called illegal modifications. Then there’s House Bill No. 3679, filed by Rep. Neri Javier Colmenares, that seeks to ban the usage of HID headlamps on cars. Really?

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Dec 13, 2017

While the 45th Tokyo Motor Show is long over, many of us who visited still feel nostalgic and excited