HPG-9 hasn’t issued vehicle clearance since September 9 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 06 October 2013 13:55

The Highway Patrol Group-9 has not issued any motorvehicle clearance since September 9, 2013 when the standoff  between government forces and MNLF rebels broke out.

Supt. Severino B. Agustin, HPG-9 chief, disclosed that issuance of motorvehicle clearance was temporarily stopped because the Land Transpoertation Office-9  was also closed.

“When LTO-9 was closed from the start of the crisis, we also stopped our issuance of the motorvehicle clearance. We will resume transaction with the public when LTO-9 will open,” Agustin said.

During the more than three-week crisis, HPG9 operatives conducted operations in support of the government forces fighting the MNLF rebels.

HPG-9 operatives conducted random patrol in the city’s different highways. They checked and monitored motorvehicles running in the city thru the Vehicle  Information Management  System ( VIMS ) to find out if said vehicles are in the list or under alarm or hold status.

During the crisis, operatives recovered a suspected Ford Everest Wagon that was stolen in Manila, according to  Agustin. — Allen Abastillas