Pangasinan Motorists Conduct Protest vs Implementation of PMVIC
Pangasinan, Philippines – Pangasinan motorists from different parts of the province have gathered to protest against implementation of PMVIC.
Previously, thousands of Filipino people have expressed their opposition towards the proposed stricter motor vehicle inspection. The proposal has been rejected due to a lot of oppositions but recently imposed.
Earlier this week, vehicle drivers and motorcycle riders have gathered at Urdaneta City, Pangasinan to show their opposition towards the implementation of the Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (PMVIC).
The group members of the Tricycle Operators and Drivers’ Association (TODA) conduct a noise barrage motorcade. After the noise barrage, the group together with private motorists held a protest in front of PMVIC building.
City’s public order and safety chief Francisco Serafica said that the presidents of TODA asked PMVIC for a meeting to discuss the issue but the management reportedly refused to listen to their plead.
“The TODA presidents were asking for a dialogue last week, but the [PMVIC] management did not listen,” Serafica said.
The protesters find the PMVIC’s rules and regulations have become a burden to the Filipino motorists. The rallyists opposed the stricter inspection and expensive emission test compared to the previous one.
PMVIC inspection costs an amount of P500 for motorcycles and P600 for light vehicles.
The PMVIC management has released a statement after talking with TODA presidents and clarified that they will only require visual inspections and emission tests. Other tests are not mandatory and just a recommendation.
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