An official of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has expressed alarm over the number of motorcycles with delinquent registrations that has reached 15.8 million. According to Atty. Clarence Guinto, acting director of the LTO National Capital Region (NCR) - West, around 21 million motorcycles are registered with the agency but almost 15.8 million of them have not renewed their vehicle registration.
“This is very alarming. Thus we are devising a program to address this issue,” says the LTO official during the induction of the new set of officers of the Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association (MDPPA) for 2021-2022, led by its new president Norminio ‘Boying’ Mojica.
“We do not like to believe that most of our riders do not intend to renew their registration. But rather, the lack of complete information as to when they should renew their motorcycle registration is the part of the problem,” he added.
Guinto, a former police officer, failed to cite the probable reasons as to why a big number of riders failed to update the registration of their motorcycles. However, many riders expressed the belief the half-baked implementation of the Republic Act 11235, otherwise known as the “Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act” has something to do with it.
Also, the series of extensions on the deadlines for the renewal of vehicle registration accorded by the LTO to the motorcycle owners at the height of the pandemic created a huge backlog on the updating of their vehicles’ documents.
The third possible reason is the confusion brought about by the implementation of the new motor vehicle inspection system (MVIS), which could also have dampened the intention of the motorcycle owners to update their unit’s registration.
Apparently, Guinto has thought of a solution: After updating the LTO registration, he would like these words stamped on the motorcycle’s document: Your next registration is on...
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