th images menu user export search eye clock list list2 arrow-left untitled twitter facebook googleplus instagram pinterest cross photos plus triangle-down triangle-up

Top Gear Philippines


The emission test is a standard part of car registration in the Philippines. But as anyone who has ever had jeepney smoke belched on their face or windshield will tell you, it's not exactly a perfect process. Recently, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) to develop an intelligent transport system for Metro Manila.

According to DOTr secretary Arthur Tugade, part of this agreement could potentially include the use of machines to check your vehicle's roadworthiness. Yes, that might also mean that emission testing will go digital.

"Yung motor inspection, diba yung roadworthiness, kukuha ho tayo ng machine na tinatawag na 'motor vehicle inspection machine.' Yun ho ang mag-determine kung roadworthy ang sasakyan mo. Hindi na empleyado ng LTO, LTFRB, o DOTr. Yun ho yung mga pag-aaralan at ilalagay," Tugade said. 

While nothing is set in stone yet regarding these machines, we like the idea of eliminating the lagay human part of vehicle inspections. Tugade says that the test will benefit classic car owners who want to prove their vehicle's true roadworthiness. He also mentioned that the machines will be used on jeepneys, trucks, and buses. 

Are you guys in favor of this plan? Sound off in the comments. 

Jason Tulio
Online Staff Writer
Like most guys, Jason inherited his love for cars from watching his dad talk about and tinker with them while he was growing up. Since then, he has leveled up into the roles of motoring journalist/wannabe mechanic/concerned motorist.
full bio
View More Stories About
Arthur Tugade Department of Transportation emission test emission standards
Sign up for EXCLUSIVE AUTOMOTIVE UPDATES!
Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Latest stories
Close

Forgot your password or email?
Reset your password or look up your email
If you need further assistance, email us athelp@topgear.com.ph