In response to the online uproar generated by the publication of LTO AO RPC-2016-0
033, LTO Assistant Secretary Bobbit Cabrera has issued a recall order pending further consultation with various automotive groups.
Below is the statement in full, as sent to us just this afternoon by LTO Spokesperson Jason Salvador:
In consideration of the statements of those affected by the Vintage car owners, the LTO and DOTC have decided to recall the publication of the AO on vintage cars while pursuing consultations with different auto groups. The first of a series of consultations will start tomorrow with Asec Cabrera.
The Administrative Order was issued and published in April 2, 2016 calling all VMV owners to have their vehicles registered and are only allowed to be used on saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Primarily, the AO seeks to allow vintage/old/antique cars to be registered with the LTO, a facility not available to owners previously.
The order was likewise issued due to alarming environment hazards brought about by old vehicles running around the country's throughfares. However, Classic VMV owners are seeking considerations since their vehicles' use are now being restricted to weekends, holidays and car show days.
DOTC/LTO continues to listen to the public and will continue to do so to better serve the people.
LTO and VMV owners are hoping for a win win status after the consultations.