- The House Committee on Transportation is about to probe the regulations such as the Child Car Seat Law as well as the private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVIC)
- The committee will be opening its inquiry on Wednesday, urging on a deferment of the enforcement of the said law due to the pandemic
- Edgar Sarmiento, Samar's 1st District representative, said that now is a very difficult time for Filipinos
- He also said that if there is a law, one that would not make people spend more
The Child Car Seat Law and the private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVIC) have been very controversial due to the nature of the said laws.
The law requires private vehicle owners to install car seats whenever they would have a child with them.
On the other hand, with the PMVIC, Filipinos are required to pay for the standards for "roadworthiness."
It would also impose stricter standards for vehicles before they can be approved for registration.
"Sa kahirapan po ng panahon natin brought about this pandemic, sana may mga batas at polisiya na huwag muna ngayon...Kahit anong gawin natin unahin na muna natin ang kailangan sa pandemyang ito," Samar's first district representative Edgar Sarmiento told Teleradyo of ABS-CBN.
"Kung may batas man na ipapairal ngayon, wag muna natin pagastusin ang mga tao," he said.
Inquirer reported that Sen. Grace Poe already pushed for a Senate inquiry into the PMVICs operations.
Philstar reported that LTO stated it will not suspend the implementation of the PMVICs.
Under PMVIC, test centers are allowed to collect P1,800 for an inspection on vehicles weighing 4,500 kg and below. A reinspection fee of P900 will be collected for vehicles that did not initially pass the test.
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