DILG eyes “No Garage, No Car” policy, requests Congress to pass law


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.

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