SENATE president pro tempore Ralph Recto yesterday filed a resolution urging the Department of Transportation and Land Transportation Office to suspend the operations of Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers (PMVICs) until a comprehensive public consultation is conducted.
In filing Senate Resolution 638, Recto said there is a need for public consultation before the program is implemented since the DOTr and LTO pushed through with it “even without an exhaustive public consultation as well as public information campaign” which apparently caught motor vehicle owners by surprise.
Under the PMVICs, owners of vehicles not weighing more than 4,500 kilograms are required to pay P1,800 for an inspection to determine their roadworthiness. If the vehicle fails the test, it will be required to undergo necessary repairs and taken back to the PMVIC where the motorist is charged an additional P900 re-inspection fee to obtain clearance.
Motorcycles and tricycles are charged P600 for the inspection fee and P300 for the re-inspection fee, if necessary.