PNP Santiago City strictly implements "no plate, no travel" policy
by MG Edale, Jr.
Santiago City (June 2) -- The Philippine National Police- Santiago City is strictly implementing a "no plate, no travel policy" in the city to prevent incidence of carnapping and speed up cases involving traffic accidents.
As a measure to apprehend motor vehicles carrying no plates and other vehicle's pertinent papers, the PNP Santiago City set up checkpoints along the exit and entry points located at Dubinan national road, Sinsayon and in Mabini.
The checkpoints were also part of the PNP's mandate to secure the Comelec's conduct of elections last May 10, 2010 manned by at least several PNP personnel in a 24/7 basis.
As of press time there were several vehicles apprehended that have no plates and papers and were impounded at the PNP-Santiago City compound.
The vehicles can only be released by PNP if the concerned owners can show proof that they own the said vehicles particularly Certificate of Registration (CR) and Official Receipt (OR) from the Land Transportation Office (LTO).
P/SSupt Reynaldo Sinaon, this city's Chief of Police (COP) called on traveling motorists not to travel if the vehicle has no plate and suggested that they shall carry with them the ORs and CRs of their vehicle to prevent apprehension and delay their travel due to absence of plates and pertinent papers. (PIA Isabela) [top]