THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said there’s no advice yet on when it would resume issuing tickets to light electric vehicles that pass through major roads in the National Capital Region (NCR) after the one-month grace period ordered by President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. expired on Sunday, May 19.

The President on April 18 ordered the suspension of the MMDA rule that barred light electric vehicles from using major roads in the capital region, citing the need for information dissemination.

The MMDA enforced the crackdown starting April 15 but started issuing tickets and impounding vehicles on April 17.

Ira F. Cruz, a transport advocate and director of AltMobility PH, said the MMDA has wasted the one-month grace period. 

“Unfortunately, MMDA seems to have wasted the last month for failing to conduct additional conversations with stakeholders,” he said in a Viber message. “It’s very important for the MMDA to have an open mind on inputs from the public to ensure that they can craft a policy that addresses the basic mobility needs of Filipinos.” — Chloe Mari A. Hufana