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BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera office of the Land Transportation Office (LTO-CAR) will be auctioning around sixteen motor vehicles and two hundred eighty-two motorcycles which were not redeemed by their owners over the past six months after these were impounded due to various violations of land transportation laws, rules and regulations.
LTO-CAR regional director Francis Ray Almora reported that the disposal of unclaimed impounded motor vehicles and motor vehicles and motorcycles is pursuant to existing laws, rules and regulations governing the same to decongest the agency’s impounding areas throughout the region.
He said that interested individuals wanting to participate in the auction are required to procure their respective bid documents from October 20 to November 4, 2021 and that dropping of sealed bids shall be on November 4, 2021.
The vehicles to be auctioned are in Apayao with1 motor vehicle and 70 motorcycles; Benguet – 5 motor vehicles and 95 motorcycles; Ifugao – 2 motor vehicles and 100 motorcycles; Kalinga – 2 motor vehicles and 7 motorcycles and Mountain Province – 6 motor vehicles and 10 motorcycles.
The LTO-CAR official pointed out that these motor vehicles and motorcycles were impounded from the anti-colorum operations launched by the various officers and employees of the agency since the implementation of the Luzonwide lockdown and the various levels of community quarantine for over a year and a half now.
According to him, the ongoing decongestion of the LTO-CAR’s impounding areas in the various parts of the region will help in freeing the space for future apprehensions for safekeeping until retrieved by the owners .
He urged motor vehicle or motorcycle owners to ensure their compliance to existing land transportation laws, rules and regulations to prevent them from being apprehended and for their vehicles from being impounded so as not to congest the said impounding areas.
Almora asserted that LTO officials and employees will continue to strictly enforce the prevailing land transportation laws, rules and regulations to prevent the proliferation of colorum vehicles plying the various roads in the region.
He invited the individuals interested to participate in this upcoming auction to visit the impounding areas where the impounded motor vehicles are located to inspect them prior to submitting their bids.
Almora warned erring motor vehicle and motorcycle owners that the LTO-CAR will not hesitate to impose the appropriate penalties against them if they continue to blatantly violate existing land transportation laws, rules and regulations and that the same is clear so that the proliferation of colorum vehicles will be prevented for the benefit of the overall safety of the general public. By HENT