J. Gordon has demanded
the resignation of officials
and employees of the Land
Transportation Office for the
delay in the implementation
of Republic Act 11235 or the
Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act.
This is in the light of
the number of killings by
totaling almost 9,000 from
2010 to 2020 and continuously increasing daily.
Gordon made the call
during the first hearing of
the motu proprio investigation that the Senate Blue
Ribbon Committee called.
The want to get to the bottom of the delay in implementing the law, which was
aimed to prevent criminals
from using motorcycles as
get-away vehicles by imposing bigger, readable and color-coded number plates to
facilitate tracing of motorcycles used in the commission
“Enough is enough. We
can no longer tolerate the
situation where nothing is happening except people are being killed without
the protection of the law. If
they cannot do that, then
I demand the resignation
of all the people of LTO responsible. The people of this country will not take it,” the
chairman of the Senate Blue
Ribbon Committee said in
his opening statement.
Records from the Philippine National Police showed
that a total of 36,848 people had been victimized by
from 2010 to 2020, of which
8,805 were killings.
The Blue-Ribbon Committee chairman said that
a dispute between two suppliers of number plates have
caused the ballooning of the
LTO’s backlog in the production of number plates.
The problem is further exacerbated by the anomalous
practice in the registration
process and distribution of
number plates that he also