LTO-9 says poll period risky for vehicle owners from carnapping PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 October 2015 11:36

by ALLEN ABASTILLAS

Land Transportation Office-9 Director Aminola P. Abaton foresees the fortcoming election as risky to motorvehicle owners because carnappers will take advantage of the situation during the busy days of campaign.

Abaton suggested during the Highway Patrol Group-9 Regional Advisory Council-9 meeting last Friday that joint forces should deployed in ports to check on vehicles aboard vessels going to Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

Abaton said the region can be a dumping ground of carnapped vehicles from Metro Manila and other places in the country.

According to Abaton, the HPG-9 and LTO- 9 together with frontline agencies of the government on transportation like the Philippine Ports Authority, Maritime Industry Authority and Philippine Coast Guard should come up with a memorandum of agreement to prevent and combat carnappings as the region has become the target of kidnappers for dumping grounds of stolen vehicles.

HPG-9 Chief Sr. Supt. Dimaano said his men are ready to do their task on the election campaign period most  especially in the different national highways in the region.

Councilor Rommel Agan, a member of HPG-9- RAC-9 said he is ready to make a draft on the provisions of the Anti-Fencing Law for formal presentation to Mayor Beng Climaco- Salazar and the endorsement of HPG 9 – RAC9 on the establishment of rack holder for motorcycles in every establishment for public parking areas.

Friday’s meeting was presided by Chairman Atty. Jose Rizalino Ortega and co-presided by HPG9 Chief Sr. Supt. Joel R. Dimaano. It was  hosted by Abaton at the LTO-9 office. — Allen Abastillas