By Lailani P. Tupaz
NAVAL, Biliran — Romeo P. Alianza, chief of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) – Naval District Office, informed that their office has stopped accepting vehicle inspection and smoke emission testing performed within the district starting December 23, 2020.
Alianza disclosed that under LTO-8 Memorandum dated December 22, 2020, signed by Regional Director Rhodelio Poliquit, all heads of district offices in Baybay, Palompon, Ormoc, and Naval were informed of the start of operation of the COJIBAS Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (PMVIC) in Ormoc City. All inspection and emission testing of motorcycles, Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), and all types of light vehicles, except that of trucks and trailers of 4,800 kilograms gross vehicle weight and more, are to be performed in the identified inspection center.
Said memorandum also prohibits all district offices, extension offices, and other inspection areas to conduct inspection and testing of all motorcycles, Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), and all types of light vehicles because they are all covered by the COJIBAS PMVIC.
Inspection and testing of trucks and trailers with 4,800 kilograms gross vehicle weight and more remain in the area of coverage of LTO-Naval District Office.
To avoid unnecessary expense and delay in the processing of vehicle registration, Alianza reiterated, LTO-Naval District Office no longer honors vehicle inspection and testing conducted within Biliran province.
All vehicle owners are advised to submit their vehicles to COJIBAS PMVIC in Ormoc City for inspection and testing, Alianza added. (ldl/mlt/PIA8 Biliran)