Motorists with cars due for registration at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will be glad to know that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is doing everything it can to get private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVIC) up and running.
According to a post by the DOTr, it is now fast-tracking the opening of PMVICs across the country, with 113 of 138 inspection sites having already been awarded to private operators. It added that the PMVIC authorization committee is eyeing to have 32 sites up and running by the last week of August 2020.
“The AC is targeting to activate the 32 PMVIC sites hopefully by the last week of August,” DOTr Authorization Committee head Giovanni Lopez said.
“We have been conducting ocular inspections, despite travel limitations due to COVID-19, to determine the readiness of these sites,” Lopez added, stressing one of the key requirements for site readiness is its connectivity with the LTO’s information system, which is already being tested and ironed out.
Below is a list of PMVIC sites which will be ready to operate within the month:
- San Fernando City, La Union
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
Lingayen and Alaminos, Pangasinan
- Angeles City, Pampanga
San Pedro, Laguna
- Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
National Capital Region
Pamplona, Camarines Sur
Pili, Camarines Sur
Daet, Camarines Norte
- Roxas City, Capiz
Mandaue City, Cebu (two sites)
Danao City, Cebu
Naga City, Cebu
Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental (two sites)
Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Bais City, Negros Oriental
Maasin City, Southern Leyte
Ormoc City, Leyte
- Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Iligan City, Lanao del Norte
Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental
Mati City, Davao Oriental
Panabo City, Davao del Norte
- General Santos City, South Cotabato
A total of 76 more PMVICs are scheduled to open from September 2020 to January 2021.
“Yung automated inspection, titignang mabuti ang roadworthiness ng sasakyan nang sa ganun, malaman kung ligtas itong bumaybay sa mga kalsada. Hindi na po manu-mano ang inspection,” DOTr head Arthur Tugade said in a statement.
“Machine po ang gagawa kaya naman accurate ang resulta. At dahil limited ang human intervention, mawawala 'yung sinasabi nating opportunities for corruption,” he added.
Do you think these PMVICs will be enough to handle the number of cars waiting to undergo inspection? Let us know in the comments.