DAVAO CITY via Mindanao News – Supporters of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte who are using decorative plates such as “DU30 El Presidente” instead of the authorized license plates, beware.
You are violating the law and will be fined P5,000, your license and the unauthorized plate confiscated if you continue doing so, Eleanor Calderon, operations chief of the regional Land Transportation Office (LTO) here said.
“That’s a major violation. Ayaw ni Mayor nyan” (Mayor won’t like that), Calderon said. “Mayor” refers to Duterte, who will step down from his seventh term as Davao City mayor to assume the post of President by noon of June 30.
She said those who are using these decorative plates will be fined P5,000 and their drivers’ license confiscated until payment of the fine, pursuant to Sec. 2E of the Joint Administrative Order 2014-01 of the Department of Transportation and Communication.
Duterte has repeatedly said in his campaign sorties that in the Philippines, “obedience to the law is optional,” a problem he promised to solve. In Davao City, which is his “Exhibit A,” traffic laws are strictly enforced.