Saab Magalona can’t register her car in 2020 because of a traffic violation from 2018

What do you think happened here?
by Leandre Grecia | Sep 29, 2020
PHOTO: Saab Magalona on Instagram

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has caught thousands of erring motorists since it rolled out its no-contact apprehension system a while back. But as effective as it is, the system, of course, isn’t flawless.

As a matter of fact, a certain anomaly has recently surfaced on social media. Saab Magalona-Bacarro, daughter of the late rapper Francis Magalona, shared on Twitter that she is currently having trouble registering her car with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) because of a traffic violation from September 2018.

That may not seem unusual, except for the fact that the car had actually been registered long after the supposed incident took place. Magalona said that she was able to renew her car’s registration last year without any issues. Look:

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The violation is dated September 2018, and the car’s OR for its last registration is dated September 2019. A netizen responded saying that he had the same experience, and he was told by LTO personnel that this was due to backlogs. If that’s really what happened, then that’s one heck of a delay. That, or somebody must have been causing trouble along EDSA when they were out time-traveling. We’re not really sure anymore.

Now, we still can’t say who’s at fault here. If it was because a backlog, whose exactly was it? But if this violation was, in fact, caught via the no-contact apprehension system, then Magalona should have received a letter from the MMDA similar to what previously happened with Matteo Gudicelli. As of this writing, we still have no updates.

In the meantime, while we wait for more on that, you can tell us your thoughts on the matter. What do you think happened here? Also, if you or anyone you know has had a similar experience in the past, share them in the comments section as well.

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PHOTO: Saab Magalona on Instagram
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