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Following the implementation of the No Contact Apprehension Program (NCAP) in multiple cities like Manila, Paranaque, Valenzuela, Quezon City, and even on major thoroughfares in the metro, The LTO is looking to enhance the NCAP and refine its implementation. 

The LTO has now formed a technical working group (TWG) in order to tackle issues and discuss solutions that cover the NCAP. The initial implementation of NCAP was met with some issues, pertaining to the apprehension of motorists in grey areas of traffic violations. Currently, the only other way to contest a no-contact apprehension notice is to contest to the LGU involved or go to the MMDA. Who you contest to will depend on where your vehicle was apprehended committing a traffic violation. On top of that, you also have to submit proof of emergency and you may have to attend a hearing to get your case dismissed. 

According to the LTO’s Chief Assitant Secretary, Teofilo Guadiz III, he believes that talks between the LGUs, LTO, and MMDA about the program would be the best way forward with the goal of effective implementation in mind. 

“We deem the NCAP as a noble, timely and necessary action that will help realize the objective of digitalizing government services through technology. But just like any other policy, implementation will always be a key issue, and putting the policy into practice should be based on the tenets of the law. We hope the LGUs will sit down with the LTO, whose mandate also includes traffic management, so we can provide fresh perspective on the matter. We believe that only through an effective, efficient, responsive, and fair NCAP will the LGUs reap its benefits not only for their jurisdictions but for the motoring public in general.”

With the new task force in place, we can expect more development for the NCAP to happen in the near future, which should result in effective and smooth implementation for motorists. 

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