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NO TO NO CONTACT APPREHENSION IN QC NOW — CASTELO

Quezon City Councilor Winnie Castelo is opposing the proposed ordinance mandating a no-contact apprehension program for traffic violations in Quezon City.

“In principle, I agree with the program and its objectives, but it should be implemented in normal times, not during this time of crisis when our people are suffering from the almost two years of pandemic” he said.

Castelo said the recommended fine of P2,000 is excessive and exorbitant considering the present economic difficulties amid the pandemic. 

“The implementation will bring about added economic burden, especially to PUV drivers and ordinary car owners,” Castelo added. 

Castelo instead urged the use of manpower, resources and logistics of the Department of Public Order and Safety whose office has millions of pesos at their disposal for traffic discipline.  

Castelo said the recommended fine of P2,000 is excessive and exorbitant considering the present economic difficulties amid the pandemic. 

Source: Quezon City Government
Source: Quezon City Government

“The system is also outdated because it only captures the vehicle’s license plates and the violation ticket is sent to the vehicle’s registered owner and not the actual violator, the driver, or whoever is in possession of the vehicle at the time. This would be unfair and inconvenient to registered owners because they cannot register their vehicles without paying the fines,” Castelo concluded.

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