Readers voice their concerns over the proposal to regulate license plate endings of new cars

A lot of you guys aren’t happy about this
by Drei Laurel | Apr 13, 2022
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When we reported that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) proposed to further regulate license plate endings in a bid to improve the capital’s traffic situation, we said that a lot of people weren’t going to be happy about the idea. Turns out we were right.

As soon as we posted the news on social media, you guys flooded the comments in hopes of giving the agency a piece of your mind regarding its plan. The general consensus? There are better ways to deal with traffic. Here’s what you guys have to say about the MMDA’s proposal.

MMDA license plate ending regulation proposal

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“Prohibitive measures only invite ways to dodge them. Incentivize using public transport by improving mass transit.” - Carmelo Vicuña

“There are better ways than this, like implementing the No Garage, No Vehicle law would be a much better solution, Retiring all 10-year or older vehicles from using public roads by not allowing the same to be registered, and so on. Madami pa, maging creative lang dapat. - Aman Lumibao

Band-aid solution. Please try to copy other countries nalang if you are running out of ideas. It’s not bad to copy lalo na if it works. Please, not this way. Ang bakya ng idea.” - Peniel John

“Okay good move! My sons or daughters can have their own numbers and I’ll just ‘borrow’ theirs. Genius crap.” - Ronald Posadas

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“Dumb solution. Improve the public transport system. Better public transpo, less people taking cars to and from work.” - Roi Austria

“The best idea is to promote the use of public transport by making it fast and efficient. If the riding public will be satisfied with the use of public transport, people will avoid buying cars and use the public transport instead.” - Jose Abellera

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“All stupid ideas are on the table now. Forgetting that infrastructure and good urban planning is a better option.” - Ces Rio

“Coding is a lazy solution to traffic. Wala nga traffic hind ka naman naka labas. Eh di useless. Determine bottlenecks tapos yun ayusin niyo.” - Jet Gambito

“So now cars will be under my name, my wife’s name and my son’s name. Problem solved! Try again. Puro band-aid solution. Better public transportation for the entire Philippines kasi!” - Rob Rigodon

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