An official from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday said the agency would urge Congress to pass a law prohibiting the sale of vehicles to those who do not have a parking area.
According to DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya, this measure may relieve traffic congestion in Metro Manila, noting that illegally parked cars have contributed a lot to heavy traffic.
Malaya stated that the alternative is a No Garage, No Car policy, but they need a law to do that. They discuss this with the mayors and they know that this is a large issue because of the one million cars that have no parking.
They will ask the Congress for a law prohibiting sale of a fresh car.If someone can’t prove that they have parking, the company shouldn’t sell a car.
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has been pushing for a bill that would require potential vehicle owners to provide evidence that they have parking spaces for a fresh vehicle.
Gatchalian is the author of Proof of the Parking Space Act or Senate Bill No. 201, which was submitted during the 17th Congress in January.
Gatchalian re-submitted this suggested measure at the 18th Congress. According to Malaya, the DILG will promote the suggested measure of the senator.