Pres. Duterte Approved Road Board Abolition
ROAD BOARD ABOLITION – Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved the call for the abolition of the Road Board.
Previously, a call to abolish the RB sparked following the corruption allegations involving congressmen. Some congressmen allegedly use the fund of the board inappropriately.
The Senate pushed for the abolition of the board and the transfer of its funds to the National Treasury. Reportedly, annually, around P12 billion may be collected from the tax of the motorists.
Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III assigned Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri to lead the call for RB abolition. He set a meeting with House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya.
Recently, an update regarding the proposed Road Board Abolition crossed the surface. Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved the law seeking to vanish the board.
Based on a report on Inquirer, the 73-year-old President signed on March 8, 2019 the Republic Act 111239 but it was not immediately released to the media.
According to the report, aside from abolishing the board, the signed measure also seeks to provide the “disposition of the Motor Vehicle User’s Charge Collections”.
As of this writing, there are still no further updates regarding the matter. We’ll keep you posted for updates.