The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday said it would work with other government agencies for a “more efficient and orderly” implementation of the no contact apprehension policy (NCAP).

The Land Transportation (LTO) recently appealed to local government units (LGUs) to suspend the implementation of the NCAP over irregularities.

In a statement, the MMDA said it respected the autonomy of LGUs.

“From what we heart, LTO’s call for LGUs to suspend their respective NCAP is their reaction to the call of some transport groups and operators on the issue,” it said.

“The MMDA respects the autonomy of all LGUs in crafting and implementing their own traffic regulations,” it added.

The MMDA also welcomed the call for legislative investigation of the NCAP.

“[The MMDA] will definitely cooperate with other branches of government and agencies to ensure a more efficient and orderly implementation of the said policy,” it said.

The LTO called for the suspension of the NCAP after vehicle operators protested that drivers using their vehicles should be the ones paying the fines in cases of violations, not the owners. John Ezekiel J. Hirro