During the 25th National Federation of Motorcycle Clubs of the Philippines (NFMCP) Annual Convention in Iloilo City, President Rodrigo Duterte promised that he would try to convince the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to suspend the implementation of the ‘Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act’ which he signed into law last month.
“I will try to convince the LTO to maybe hang onto it, i-suspend ko lang muna, kasi it is not good… May kanto yang plate number eh, tutusok yan sa helmet,” Duterte said.
On the other hand, the Chief Executive also had suggestions for changes that could be made regarding the law. “Lakihan na lang ninyo ang plate number sa likod by one-fourth para makita talaga yung number. Ang importante talaga ay yung sa likod.” Aside from that, he said that the penalty is too high and he’s willing to lower it by P10,000 to P15,000 instead of P50,000 and P100,000.
Meanwhile, he added, “Alam mo kasi bakit pinirmahan ko.., ang pulis tao ko yan, ang military tao ko, anong irekomenda nila, I will adopt it. Basta maglagay lang ng rationale.”
Pres. Duterte will further discuss the details of the law with the LTO and Senator Richard Gordon, the author of the said act.