The No-contact Apprehension Policy (NCAP) has been in effect across various cities in Metro Manila for quite some time now. Unfortunately, it seems that motorists are not the only ones unhappy about the new policy. In fact, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) wants the NCAP suspended for the meantime.
In addition to the left and right complaints and protests, LTO is adding pressure to the concerned Local Government Units to bring down the No-Contact Apprehension Policy (NCAP) at least temporarily.
In a media statement posted on Facebook, LTO said that together with Department of Transportation Assistant Secretary Teofilo Guadiz III, they have already appealed to local government units (LGUs) implementing NCAP to suspend and consider reviewing such traffic policy.
More importantly, LTO said they have invited the said LGUs to sit down with them and “iron out the guidelines.” This includes the woes of PUV operators that resulted to their recent protests.
“Sa ilalim ng batas, ang nagbabayad ng multa ay ang registered owner ng sasakyan, on the presumption na ang rehistradong may-ari ng sasakyan ang nagmamaneho and by command responsibility, ‘yung may-ari ng sasakyan talaga ang dapat na magbayad kung may violation” Atty. Guadiz said.
Another issue that Guadiz wants to address is when a vehicle has already been sold to a new owner but ownership is not transferred yet.
“There are instances po na ‘yung sasakyan ay nailipat na sa ibang pangalan pero dahil hindi ito nailagda sa LTO, ang sinisingil pa po nila ay ‘yung dating may-ari ng sasakyan. We would like to revisit this po,” Guadiz assured.