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HPG pushes to stop purchase of vehicle without parking space




Held during a joint meeting to solve the troublesome traffic in Metro Manila,  GMA News Online reports that the head of the PNP-Highway Patrol Group (HPG) is calling for a ban on vehicle purchase when the owner still has no designated parking for it.

photo credit: rappler.com

photo credit: rappler.com

“It is my recommendation that we should come out with a law providing or prohibiting individuals [from buying or purchasing] motor vehicles without their respective garage,” said Senior Supt. Arnold Gunnacao, officer-in-charge of the HPG which is tasked to facilitate traffic management along EDSA.  He also expressed his interest to declare all streets no parking zones so as to give more way for motorists.

Part of this is reported to be due to the 20,000 – 25,000 vehicles purchased every month here in the Philippines, with Metro Manila contributing about 60% to that number.

In addition, the report says Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III demands that the authorities make sure that vehicles will only be allowed to park at designated areas.


Back in October 2014, Valenzuela Representative Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian filed a bill with a similar objective called the Proof of Parking Space Act that requires would-be buyers of new vehicles to provide proof they have have parking space suitable for the car they are buying.

Lastly, future plans such as extending LRT lines were brought up in order to ‘move people’, but would still take a while to be fully operational.

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9 Responses

  1. trapik says:

    This country lacks poor vision and planning.

  2. Akira says:

    I agree to this, dito lang samin double parking ginagawa sa daanan. 4lanes dapat nagiging 2 lanes nlng ulit. Gumastos ang taong bayan ng tax para mapalapad ang daan pero pinakikinabangan lang ng iilan.

    Ang mga jeep walang choice kundi tumigil sa gitna ng daan para mag baba dahil hndi pwedeng tumabi sa gilid dahil may mga nka parada.

    Sana isipin din ng mga bumibili ng sasakyan na naging komportable nga sila, pero mas maraming tao ang naabala nila.

    Kung mapapasa lang ito na maging batas, eh mas luluwag ang daanan at walang sagabal na mga sasakyan na tayo na kinakaltasan ng tax sa bawat galaw ang nag bayad ng kanilang pinaparkingan.

  3. Mat says:

    I’ve seen people with parking areas still insisting on parking along public roads, for whatever reason. I say Government needs to enforce current laws regarding this and not bother with making new ones.

    • Akira says:

      I agree with you mat, they should implement first ung current laws. even sa ortigas area kahit na nkalagay nang no-parking on both sides may nka park parin. Sa streets lang ng manila we’ve seen ung street clearing operations na ginagawa nila isko moreno, pero these people are still coming back to the streets after umalis ng mga pulis.

      Pero this new law is a good thing din, kasi prevention is still better than cure. If the government may prevent people on buying cars without planning first on where to park their cars walang excessive volume ng cars. Atleast sa unang stage plng ng pagbili ng kotse na insist na ung disiplina sa tao.

      Also renewals of car registrations should implement this parking law, para maghanap na ng p-parkingan ung mga taong nka sagabal sa daan. Iba iba ang situation sa bawat lugar eh, pero try to observe. Para itong bara at bukol sa mga ugat natin kaya hndi mka daloy ng maayos ang dugo natin.

  4. jdGONEMAD says:

    Disiplina ang kailangan. Hindi bagong batas. Pila nga sa fast food restos eh hindi maayos at palipat-lipat mga tao ng lanes.

  5. simonthehammond says:

    kaso maabuso lang din ito, people will pile up kunwari may parking sila yun pala wala din so dapat may inspection not just documents

    • epal says:

      Agree ako. Ok tong ganto madaming bumibili ng sasakyan wala naman parking sa bahay. pero kung niisip mo n kunwari may parking edi ipa raker na lang.

  6. Extra Spicy says:

    Please include establishments and government offices as well. Don’t let employees bring their cars if they will not be able to find a place where they can park while they are at their place of work.

  7. hans says:

    Pede to.. Lalo na mga INC.. Ginagawa nilang parking space ung kalsada.. Ang lalaki ng simbahan nila tapos ang liit ng parking space nila.. sa mga barangay din.. Kakainis ung mga nagdodouble parking.. Pati din ung mga sidewalk vendor alisin na.. Namimihasa.. Umaabot na pwesto nila sa sidewalk at kalsada.. Tapos pag natabig m paninda nila sila pa maangas eh in ghe first placr kasalanan naman nila kasi wala ka na madaanan dahil sa kanila

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