The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has requested the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to temporarily lift the tagging and alarm of vehicles apprehended under the No Contact Apprehension Policy (NCAP).

The Supreme Court ordered a temporary halt to the NCAP’s implementation on Aug. 30, setting oral arguments for the case on Jan. 24, 2023.

In a letter to LTO’s service provider Stradcom Corp., MMDA Acting Chairman Carlo Dimayuga III said payments for violations could not be accepted due to the NCAP’s suspension, presenting problems for apprehended motorists.

He said “a significant number” of motor vehicle owners and buyers whose vehicles were tagged and placed under an alarm with the LTO under the NCAP could not renew and/or transfer the registration of their motor vehicles since their payment for fines could not be accepted.

“Without violating the Supreme Court TRO and with the higher interest of public service, the MMDA hereby requests the Stradcom Corporation to temporarily lift the tagging and alarm of the affected motor vehicles under the MMDA’s NCAP,” Dimayuga said in his letter.

“This will allow the owners and/or buyers to renew and/or transfer their registration with the LTO,” he added. John Ezekiel J. Hirro