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New bill requires parking space before buying a new car




A new bill is being proposed to curb traffic congestion in the country. Valenzuela Representative Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian is proposing 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.

By next year, an estimated 300,000 new cars will be sold to the public. This year it’s around 250,000. These new vehicles will add to the already congested roads and streets, especially in Metro Manila.


There’s also the problem of car owners parking their vehicles in the side streets, reducing the passable lanes that congests the smaller streets.

The street is primarily intended for vehicular or foot traffic and should not be appropriated as personal parking spaces for these vehicles. – Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian

The Proof of Parking Space Act will be enforced by the LTO to require buyers to file an affidavit of free parking space as a prerequisite to registration. There is a Php50,000 fine for violators.

In a related news, Rep. Gatchalian also proposed the Parking Fee Regulation Act to curb excessive parking fee charges by establishments.



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27 Responses

  1. secret says:

    ganito dapat ang mga ginagawang batas, mga may kabuluhan hindi yong kung anu ano lang basta’t may maipasa. .

    • XTN says:

      Oo nga. Nagsimula na din akong mawalan ng tiwala nung ipinapasa ung bawal na ung nka angkas sa motor. Putang ina ung henerasyon ng mga mambabatas nating ngayon. Puro TANGA.
      Basta may magawa lng. Masabi na may nagawa sila. Ok na.
      Hindi man nila inisip mabuti at inilagay ung kalagayan nila sa mga paa ng isang normal na mamamayan.

    • archie says:

      With massive number of politicians in our country, isa lang ang naglakas loob na magpasa ng bill na ito. Our laws are so obsolete, Japan has been doing this “no garage no car” policy since the 1980s. Sana man lang may magpataw na talaga ng mabigat na parusa sa mga kolorum na bus at jeep. Lahat ng kalye sa maynila ay congested dahil sa mga nakaparadang jeep at pedicab. Dapat talaga kalampagin na ang mga congressman para may gawin naman sila na makakapagbago at hindi lang puro one day feeding program.

  2. amazed says:

    …making sense.

  3. leks says:

    I will support this bill, the street is NOT part of YOUR HOUSE for you to be used as a parking space.

  4. loji says:

    magagalit nito yung mga kunwaring pogi na nakasetup yung kotse pero nakatira lang sa isang munting silid. LOL.

    • archie says:

      Pag mali ang parking mo sa ibang bansa, babasagin ang side mirror mo. Worse kung sa pedestrian lane or sa sidewalk ka pumarada, baka lagyan pa ng tae ang driver’s seat.

  5. pons says:

    Kailangan pa ba ng bagong batas na nagbabawal ng parking sa kalsada? Ang dami na regulations na nagbabawal ng parking sa kalsada. Di lang or takot lang ipatupad or may nasusuhulan.

  6. zyper95 says:

    As far as I know meron ganitong batas para lang sa PUV kaso mukhang di na pinapansin ng implementing agency which is LTFRB. Dapat hindi lang sa mga bagong sasakyan i-implement tong batas dapat isama na rin yung mga current vehicles na walang sariling parking space. Sa dami ng secondary road na pwedeng daanan para makaiwas sa traffic e ginagawa na lang parking lot yung kalsada puro double parking pa. Kaya pag may sunog sa lugar halos di makadaan yung mga truck ng bumbero. MMDA should look into current secondary roads which can be used by other vehicles as alternative route.

    • XMXMXMXM says:

      Tsaka dapat tinitignan maigi yung profile nung bumibili kung kailangan ba talaga nila, kahit sabihing meron silang parking space para sa sasakyan kung halimbawa naman 4 ang anak nung namimili at binilhan niya lahat ng SUV pero iisang bahay lang din naman ang inuuwian. Patay tayo diyan…

  7. Nemo Omen says:

    anything that helps ease traffic congestion ok yan!

  8. Yeba says:

    This is why services like Uber should be allowed to flourish.

    And this bill actually has a point, especially for people who think the sidewalk is a parking space.

  9. anonymouse says:

    meron sanang batas na dapat may bicycle parking racks sa mga parking lots

  10. pong says:

    Kala ninyo good idea pero paraho lang yan ng bawal ang martilyo dahil sa martilyo gang. Kulang ang gobyerno sa planing at implementation nang matinong public transportation system so sinisisi nanaman nila sa iba. puro kasi pasikat kaya ayan mga train system naten palpak. mga bus/jeep/tryc etc. naten walng mga disiplina. mga daan lagi sira o kaya poor planning pag gawa. mga trafic enforcers me kanya kanyang racket. mga pedestrian nagkalat. hinde parking ang problema naten dito at ang tunay na problema eh yung imbes sa mga experto pina-develop ang urban infrastructure naten sa mga kurakot na nag kickback ang mga nagagawa ng mga yan. sigurado pag napasa yang batas na yan panibagong source ng suhol yan.

  11. anonymousse says:

    paano kung halimbawa nakatira ka sa apartment na may parking, then nakabili ka ng kotse, and then lumipat ka ng apartment kasi yung kapitbahay mo, saksakan ng ingay at kup*l pa. so no choice dala mo kotse e ang kaso yung nilipatan mong apartment eh wala parking kundi sa labas lang. maayus naman lugar, tahimik, pero bawal ka narin ba magpark? o hahanap nalang ng ibang apartment.

  12. fce says:

    ‘The street is primarily intended for vehicular or foot traffic and should not be appropriated as personal parking spaces for these vehicles. – Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian’

    It’s true but what is the Government or the City doing to those people who have appropriated the street as their personal parking lot? Nothing!! Nasuholan lang ang mga bureaucrat at pulis ayos na.
    If the police are doing an ‘honest job’ of enforcing the no parking laws, the street will be clear of the illegally parked vehicles.
    I don’t see anyone benefiting from the proposed laws except maybe some bureaucrats, who are used to receiving bribes. The bill is targeted to people with money and it will just make it a little bit harder for them to buy a new vehicle. But let’s face it, if they can buy a new car, it will be super easy for them to offer proof of parking space.
    TOW and TICKET all Illegally parked vehicles in the streets but the State has no business in asking where I park my vehicle. Just my 2 cents on the subject.
    What’s the next bill in Congress- a bill that requires “Proof Of Affordability” before a couple can have a child? That would be something isn’t it?

  13. enforce existing rules. that will ease up congestion.

  14. PLAGIARIST says:

    ALTHOUGH already been imposed in other countries such as SINGAPORE many years ago ( while philippines is busy corrupting…)

    A senator sotto style would be considered… hehehe

  15. Barry Diy says:

    Good in theory, but how do you implement? Remember that the smoke emission tests that we have to go through every year? Nabawasan ba a smoke belcher sa kalsada?

  16. motmot palab0y says:

    buti na lang kariton ung akin

  17. tutbrass says:

    It will not solve the problem of traffic congestion. It`ll only result to discrimination. Why they dont create a bill that can improve the public transportation of the Philippines where people would not need to buy a car or bring their cars just to have convenience and safe travel?

    • abner says:

      agreed. this is just another band-aid solution to the elephant in the room.

      improve our mass transport first so that people will be less likely to shell out for cars to add to the congestion.

    • maverick says:

      yan ang hirap sa atin, madaming nagmamarunong. maganda na nga yung panukala kinokontra agad. hindi naman overnight mareresolve agad ang congestion. at least with the idea, i believe makakatulong ito kahit paano. eh yung iba ano ba ginawa negarding sa problema na ‘to? puro lang sisi sa gobyerno…

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