Another vehicle flaunting No. 8 plate impounded

/ 06:03 PM November 19, 2018

The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group has impounded a van with the number 8 protocol plate, usually reserved for members of the House of Representatives, that was spotted near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).

Chief Supt. Roberto Fajardo, director of PNP-HPG, said a Hyundai Starex was confiscated by the police unit along Domestic Road in Pasay City on Saturday at around 3 p.m.


“When checked, [he] cannot present documents so the van was impounded for further verification and presentation of proper docs,” he told in a text message on Monday.

READ: Crackdown vs illegal use of No. 8 car plates starts


The crackdown on vehicles with the number 8 protocol plate was prompted by the video of musician Jojo Valerio, whose car with the same plate number figured in a road rage incident in Pampanga.

The video of the incident later went viral in social media, which led to the confiscation of Valerio’s Toyota FJ Cruiser on Friday.

READ: Police recover vehicle used in viral road rage video

A Chevrolet Suburban and a Ford E150 were also recovered by the PNP-HPG on the same day.

READ: 2 vehicles with No. 8 protocol plates seized in Pasig amid crackdown

Fajardo earlier said that the Land Transportation Office has not released new number 8 protocol plates since the 16th Congress. He warned that the use of these plates is unauthorized and would lead to the confiscation of the vehicles and a fine of P5,000./ac



Immediate recall of No. 8 plates ordered

MMDA favors proposed ban on solons’ use of ‘8’ license plate

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Local news, NAIA, Nation, national news, news, Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group, Philippine news updates, Police, protocol plates
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.