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Another vehicle flaunting No. 8 plate impounded

PNP-HPG COPS SPOT HYUNDAI STAREX VAN NEAR NAIA
/ 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.

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

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

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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

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