Bong Revilla to probe delays in vehicle plate issuance

Posted at 02/09/2014 6:22 PM | Updated as of 02/09/2014 6:22 PM

MANILA -- Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. will invite Transport Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya to the Senate to explain the delays in the issuance of vehicle plates.

“Lahat na ata ng katwiran nasabi na niya (Abaya),” said Revilla, who expressed alarm that there might be an anomaly behind the issuance of the vehicle plates.

Abaya supposedly said the backlog is caused by defects in the production of the vehicle plates.

The Land Transportation Office was supposed to cover the backlog by January.

“Up to now, issuing of vehicles plates remains to be a problem so we need to know the reasons of the delay in issuing vehicle plates,” said Revilla, who heads the Senate public works committee.

Revilla said the Senate inquiry will determine the cause of the problem.