Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Failure to curb motorcycle crimes flagged

Tens of thousands of crimes involving men on motorcycles have been reported since 2010, which could have been prevented had the government enforced bigger number plates, according to a senator.

Of 36,840 incidents from 2010 to May 2020, at least 8,805 involved killings reported killings, Senator Richard J. Gordon said on Friday. This year alone, there have been 25 crimes that led to 24 deaths, he added.

“Each time you delay, someone dies,” the lawmaker said at a hearing, referring to the Land Transportation Office’s failure to issue big motorcycle plates under the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act, which he authored.

The LTO has produced 1.27 million motorcycle plates and distributed 875,154 plates nationwide. About 401,000 were in the process of being shipped. The regulator still has 13.2 million backlogs.

“The LTO plate-making plant has so far produced a total of 1.27 million of finished motorcycle plates,” LTO chief Edgar C. Galvante said at the hearing, noting that the coronavirus pandemic had limited the agency’s operations.

Guillermo T. Eleazar, policy deputy chief for administration, backed Mr. Gordon, noting that bigger number plates would help in investigations.

“It’s very difficult for our investigators even if we access available CCTV cameras because of how small the plates are,” he said in mixed English and Filipino. — Charmaine A. Tadalan

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.
Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!



KAI Sotto has taken his talents from Australia to Japan to play for the Hiroshima Dragonflies. The Dragonflies yesterday announced the signing of the...


AFTER a 17-year wait, Grandmaster (GM) Darwin Laylo is back on top as the country’s top chess player. The 42-year-old Mr. Laylo recalled the...


PHILIPPINE pool queen Rubilen Amit is far from calling it a career. But when the time comes, she hopes to leave a legacy not...


CAVITE Governor Jonvic Remulla will take the place of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) President Al Panlilio as the country’s chef-de-mission (CDM) to next...


THE PREMIER League (PL) has referred Manchester City to an independent commission over more than 100 alleged breaches of finance rules since the club...


PHOENIX Suns President and CEO Jason Rowley resigned Monday, hours before the team’s sale was officially approved by the National Basketball Association (NBA) Board...

You May Also Like


Browsing history makes referring to sites and pages you’ve visited in the past seamless. It’ll help you recall what page you checked out on...


The minute that any question pops into your head, you can simply ask Google. No longer do we have to pour over books and...


Having a good Instagram marketing agency to back up your Instagram account is an absolute must going into the new year. With competition stronger...


Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder in the global population. Therefore, it is a problem that many people suffer or have suffered throughout...

Disclaimer:, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2021 SmartRetirementReport. All Rights Reserved.