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These private vehicle inspection centers will be operational by the end of August

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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:


Region 1

  1. San Fernando City, La Union

Vigan, Ilocos Sur

  1. Laoag City, Ilocos Norte

  2. Lingayen and Alaminos, Pangasinan

Region 3

  1. Angeles City, Pampanga

Region 4A

  1. Dasmariñas, Cavite

  2. San Pedro, Laguna

Region 4B

  1. Calapan, Oriental Mindoro

National Capital Region

  1. Pasig City

  2. Valenzuela City

Region 5

  1. Pamplona, Camarines Sur

  2. Pili, Camarines Sur

  3. Sorsogon City

  4. Daet, Camarines Norte


Region 6

  1. Roxas City, Capiz

Region 7

  1. Mandaue City, Cebu (two sites)

  2. Danao City, Cebu

  3. Naga City, Cebu

  4. Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental (two sites)

  5. Tagbilaran City, Bohol

  6. Tubigon, Bohol

  7. Bais City, Negros Oriental

Region 8

  1. Maasin City, Southern Leyte

  2. Ormoc City, Leyte


Region 9

  1. Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay

Region 10

  1. Iligan City, Lanao del Norte

  2. Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental

Region 11

  1. Mati City, Davao Oriental

  2. Panabo City, Davao del Norte

Region 12

  1. General Santos City, South Cotabato

A total of 76 more PMVICs are scheduled to open from September 2020 to January 2021.

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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.

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