A House Resolution to suspend the alleged implementation of the “charges on modified vehicles” was filed by Representative Dax Cua yesterday. The lawmaker also called on the Committee on Transportation to “conduct an inquiry on relevant laws and policies.”
“There is a need to review the existing laws and policies in order to ensure that they do not overly encroach upon every person’s constitutionally guaranteed right to property,” Cua said in a statement released on Facebook.
The Facebook post also mentioned reports “in both traditional and social media” alleging “arbitrary and subjective” actions of the LTO against modded 4x4s.
The LTO has already denied that there are ongoing operations against modified SUVs and pickup trucks—according to the agency, it is merely implementing laws that are already in place. There is already ongoing dialogue between the members of the Philippine off-roading community and the LTO.
You can check out Dax Cua’s Facebook post below. Could this latest development have an impact on discussions? Let’s wait and see how this plays out.