Illegally Parked Vehicles Will Not Be Towed Anymore, MMDA Says
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said that illegally parked vehicles will not be towed anymore.
Starting Friday (August 31, 201), MMDA will no longer tow illegally parked vehicles to avoid altercations and confrontations.
MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia made the announcement a few weeks after Christine Villamora Estepa, a DOJ prosecutor arguing with traffic enforcers for illegal parking.
“We intend to avoid confrontations and incidents of corruption,” Garcia said in a statement quoted by Philstar.
The MMDA chief said that the enforcers will now leave citation tickets on the windshields of illegally parked vehicles.
Garcia explained that the five-minute rule will no longer be observed on the issuance of citation tickets.
P500 fine for three traffic violation is now imposed for the owners of the illegally parked vehicles.
Traffic enforcers could issue the citation ticket for unattended illegally parked vehicles twice a day from 6 am to 9 pm.
MMDA also warned the motorists not to neglect the citation tickets because they might be unable to renew the registration of their vehicle with the Land Transportation Office (LTO).
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