Capiz Governor Esteban Evan Contreras is seeking to suspend the implementation of the motor vehicle inspection system (MVIS) in the province since it is disadvantageous to the drivers.
In a letter to Edgar Galvante, Land Transportation Office chief, dated February 3, the governor said: “While we appreciate the intent of the implementation of the MVIS of ensuring the road worthiness of vehicles, the various stakeholders in the province, particularly those in the public transport sector, find it difficult to strictly comply with the requirements for registration or renewal of motor vehicles.”
After consultation with the transport sector in the province, “it appears that the ill-effects of the pandemic to the economic condition of the public, impede their capacity to meet the requirements set by the MVIS.”
In Western Visayas, MVIS is only implemented in Capiz “to the disadvantage of Capizeño vehicle owners,” he stressed.
“Considering the necessity of motor vehicles in the livelihood of the people of Capiz, we respectfully request for the suspension of the implementation of the MVIS until the pandemic is over,” he asked the LTO chief.
If the temporary suspension is not possible, he said he is hoping that LTO will “consider leniency in the implementation of the system and shall cover only essential parts of the vehicle.”
He also assured the LTO chief that the provincial government “advocates road worthiness of motor vehicles and safety of the public.”*