Thursday, September 20, 2018

CCTO impounds 2T vehicles; Osmeña threatens to evict LTO anew

OVER the last seven months, the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) impounded a total of 2,034 vehicles for violating the city’s no counter-flowing policy. In yesterday’s operation alone, CCTO impounded 57 motorcycles and five jeepneys. Executive Order (EO) 034 signed by Mayor Tomas Osmeña last February allows the city traffic group to impound for 30 days the vehicles of drivers who will be caught counter-flowing. CCTO Operations Chief Francisco Ouano said their operation against those who counter-flow will continue. Meanwhile, Osmeña issued a threat against the Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 again if they will continue to collect P12,000 fine from drivers whose motorcycles have no license plates and registration. Osmeña said he will turn LTO 7’s office on N. Bacalso Ave. as an extension of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC). “Cebu City owns the property that LTO 7 is on beside CCMC. It is my job to protect the people of Cebu City,” the mayor said in his Facebook page. Sought for comment, Caindec said they have yet to receive the letter of the mayor. “Tomas, perhaps, forgot that he is the mayor of Cebu City and not Facebook. We will wait for the transmittal then we will evaluate our next steps,” he said. (RVC)