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Salceda files proof-of-parking space bill to regulate car purchase

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ALBAY 2ND District Rep. José María Clemente “Joey” S. Salceda has filed a bill that aims to regulate the purchase of motor vehicles by requiring buyers from Metro Manila to show proof of a parking facility. House Bill 1217 or the “Proof-of-Parking Space Act” states that vehicle buyers with residential or business address in the capital will be required to provide an affidavit attesting the availability of a permanent parking space. The affidavit shall be presented to the Land Transportation Office (LTO). “No motor vehicle may be legally conveyed in the absence of a public document duly attested to by the prospective buyer of a motor vehicle and acknowledged before a notary public, that a permanent parking space or facility already exists for the motor vehicle which is subject of the sale,” the bill reads. Last month, Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian urged the President to certify a similar bill as urgent in line with his statement in his national address to reclaim all private roads being used for private means. The Department of Interior and Local Government has also released a memorandum circular directing all local government units to clear all roads and sidewalks from obstructions, such as illegal vendors and illegally-parked vehicles. — Vince Angelo C. Ferreras

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