2 Lawmaker Lashes DOTr MVIS after It Returns Despite Stopped by President

The lawmakers have criticized the DOTr for returning MVIS (motor vehicle inspection system) as they returned despite being stopped.

Senators slammed the Department of Transportation (DOTr) for re-implementing the MVIS despite stakeholder protests. Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate Public Services Committee, spoke about the subject in her privilege speech on the reintroduction of MVIS in private inspection facilities.

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Poe highlighted Governor Migz Villafuerte’s letter to the DOTr, which stated that the emission test is still less expensive than the MVIS test. According to reports, motorists are being forced to purchase an insurance policy from PMVIC operators in order to pass their car inspection.

The Land Transportation Office will only accept motor vehicle registration from authorized Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers (PMVIC) in the so-called “geographical area of responsibility” or GAOR, according to the latest DOTr guidance.

Due to the growing number of distinct COVID-19 versions where motorists are queuing and physical separation is not noticed, MVIS adoption is not timely, according to Poe. Poe also presented video recordings of the PMVIC’s huge lines and unorganized operations in Pangasinan, where only four inspection centers exist.

Despite the fact that they were simply turned around, the PMVIC owners won and the motorists lost, according to Poe. Senate President Vicente Sotto III claimed that reviving MVIS was against Duterte’s order, thus he ordered the Department of Transportation to halt its implementation.

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