LTO clarifies mandatory vehicle inspection at PMVICS still suspended
MANILA, Philippines—The Land Transportation Office (LTO) clarified that the mandatory inspection of motor vehicles at private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVICs) remains suspended.
LTO chief, Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante also clarified that PMVICs have not been ordered to stop their operations.
The clarification was made in response to reports that some PMVICs in several provinces have resumed mandatory motor vehicle inspections despite the DOTr’s standing suspension order.
“Hindi naman na-suspend ang operation ng PMVICs. They can still operate. Ang na-suspend lamang ay iyong mandatory inspection sa PMVICs, at implementation ng geographical area of responsibility (GAORs),” Galvante said.
DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade previously ordered the suspension of mandatory inspection and testing of vehicles at PMVICs due to issues concerning cost.
He also ordered the suspension of mandatory vehicle testing within geographic areas of responsibility (GAORs).AAC