Imelda Marcos uses No. 8 plate, violating House orders
The Land Transportation Office reiterates there are no Number 8 plates issued for the 17th Congress
Ilocos Norte Representative 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos used on Friday, November 16, a coaster bearing the No. 8 plate although these have already been recalled by the lower house.
With the use of the Number 8, Marcos violated House of Representatives orders.
Number 8 is the protocol plate given to House members.
In August 2016, during the 16th Congress, then House speaker Pantaleon Alvarez ordered lawmakers to return all their protocol plates.
No protocol plate was produced and issued for the current 17th Congress, which means there shouldn’t be any Number 8 plate on the road today.
“The last production and issuance of protocol plate for members of the House…is during the 16th Congress 2013 to 2016. Considering that there were no plates issued for the present Congress, the plates issued to the previous Congress should no longer be used,” said Francis Almora, Director of the Law Enforcement Service of the Land Transportation Office (LTO).
No longer responded
“We can charge the driver for illegal use of plate,” said Almora, but he no longer responded when told it was Marcos who used the Number 8 plate.
“In the event that China can have the South China Sea, at that point the Philippines can’t practice its select sovereign rights in the West Philippine Sea. There is additionally opportunity of route and overflight in the EEZs for all countries,” Carpio said.
Carpio, a candidate for boss equity, made these comments after Duterte said on Thursday, November 15, that he restricts military penetrates in the South China Sea since China “is as of now under lock and key” of these waters.
“It’s not military drills since I said China is as of now under lock and key. It’s currently in their grasp. So for what reason do you need to make gratings?” Duterte said in a meeting with correspondents on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Natioins Summit in Singapore.
The Philippines in July 2016 won a notable body of evidence against China at a Hague court, which maintained the Philippines’ rights over the West Philippine Sea. Carpio was one of the promoters of this legitimate triumph, while Duterte put aside this decision to pick up credits and allows from Beijing.
Duterte is set to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping one week from now for the primary state visit of a Chinese pioneer in 15 years.