MANILA, Philippines – Private car owners are cooking up a nationwide protest against the new rules and regulations being implemented by agencies under the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).
In an event created on Facebook titled “National Rally on all LTO offices!” and hosted by certain Jay Magallanes along with Mike Zander Tumamao, Ishi Lee II, Philip Fernandez and Marvin Bondad, private car owners are urged to troop to the streets on Friday (July 4) to protest the higher fines being implemented along with the new rules and regulations by the Land Transportation Office and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
Participants are encouraged to wear black shirt to show their dismay over the JOINT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2014 01 or the REVISED SCHEDULE OF FINES AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING LAND TRANSPORTATION.
The buzz started from an article of motoring website Topgear.ph that drew negative reactions from private motorists.
“Let us all do a Nationwide Simultaneous Rally on all LTO Offices regarding our disgust over their new rules and regulations!” stated on the event description.
“I call on upon you guys, motorists, car clubs, car groups, car shops, netizens to make this happen!”
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The protest will start at 10 a.m. in front of every LTO offices, particularly in the main office at the East Avenue in Quezon City with one-minute of honking of horns.
As of this posting, 2,255 Facebook users have confirmed their attendance.