HPG-9 advisory body tackles issues in meeting PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 09:58

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

Atty. Jose Rizalino L. Ortega, chairman of the Highway Patrol Group-9-Regional Advisory Council presided  yesterday a meeting held and hosted by the Land Transportation Office-9.

During the meeting, the advisory council discussed several  matters like operational  review of HPG-9 performance, recommendation to City Council for resolution directing all importers ,distributors, sellers and agents of sellers of secondhandand/or surplus vehicles within the city to strictly comply and adhere to the provisions of Republic Act 6539, establishment of motorcycle racks  in all places of convergence and in carnapping-prone areas in the different cities of the region, proposed inclusion of reported stolen vehicles and motorcycles to LTO-9 data base alarm system, registration of motorized bancas,  propose letter of invitations to secondhand car dealers,  operational and monitoring of private wharves, conduct of joint night operations of LTO-9 and HPG-9,  publications of poster type on anti-carnapping information tips and many others.

Present during the meeting were Atty. Ortega, vice chair Atty. Frederick Ian Capin, Councilor Rommel S. Agan, MARINA-9 Officer Jess Burnos, HPG-9 Chief Sr. Supt. Severino B. Agustin, LTO-9 ARD MoH. Yusoph Lamping, Abdelshan Amilassan, Senior Inspector Mervin Claret, Inspector  Ariel Yogyog, Inspector Joseph M. Fontanilla Jr. (RAC0 Secretariat) and Allen Abastillas.

Agustin reported that motorcycles are the most vulnerable and very easy target for carnapping.

From January to April this year, some 136 motorcycles have been stolen  in the region.

Intelligence reports said that some of the stolen motorcycles are converted to motorized bancas in nearby provinces .

The council is planning  to meet with Police Regional Office 9 Director  Chief Supt. Edgar O. Basbas to disccuss the listing of stolen motorvehicles and motorcycles on the data system of LTO-9. — Allen Abastillas