of fake licenses + car plates proliferation + what measures the government is taking to solve it

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I find it really alarming to watch about the influx of fake licenses + car plates in our country in the evening news almost everyday.  It has been a constant problem + there has been a massive proliferation of late. Can you imagine that the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (HPG) confiscates an average of 300 fake driver’s license every month?  Carnapping rates have also escalated, with 547 incidence reported from January to June 2012 alone?  Having said that,  I simply wonder what measures the government is taking to solve this issue?

Considering the troubles, not to mention the time, effort, + money spent, that car owners + drivers go through to get authentic licenses + plates, it is really an injustice that any unscrupulous person can simply contact one of their cohorts + get a new fraudulent license or car plate that can very well pass for an authentic one. Scums of the earth has found faking plates + licenses a very lucrative craft but this is not where the problem ends. The entry of these  bogus car plates + licenses into our streets has also paved the way for other crimes to flourish. Take for example the carnapping or carjacking crimes which have perennially increased in numbers.

This  inundation has also made those who are otherwise unqualified for licenses capable of getting their accreditation + ultimately allowed to drive in our streets, with those who are legally cleared to do so,  thereby posing threats to pedestrians + motorists alike.  This has put everyone’s safety on the road in jeopardy + we’d all be agoraphobic in no time, opting, instead, to just stay at home at do our day-to-day living indoors.

This is, therefore, a call for the government to act on this problem now + fast before this compounds into even more problems. I know the police works hard + tirelessly run after these frauds, but, maybe they ought to exert more effort to expedite solving these crimes. Awareness drives + campaigns are also a must, as well as an encouragement + an invitation to the general public to be vigilant + steer clear of these perpetrators as much as they can. I know it will take a two-way traffic to resolve this predicament we are in, but I believe it all has to start with the government to impose stricter laws, + punishment + fines if need be,  to prevent these crimes from being committed in the first place.

I’d love to know your two-cents on this current issue, simply leave it in a comment below, right?

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17 Comments

    1. that is actually very sad but can very well be a reality. I really hope not, though, ’cause if it is, I don’t think we can solve this problem, no matter how much we try! 🙁

  1. I agree! We, citizens, should also help in fighting any crime. It’s a 2 way process and in this case, one won’t work if the other is supporting any wrong doing.

  2. cooperation among the citizens is also a big factor in order for the government to succeed in this endeavor, we should all undergo the right process and stop availing the services of the fixers.

    1. that is so true. we can stop being part of the problem + start becoming part of the solution, instead!

  3. I think the government should put up stricter penalties for offenders. Double penalty if anyone from the police or military force is found violating this. That would deter individuals from using fake plates and licenses!

  4. A few years back they were making fake diplomas, fake transcripts, and now fake car licenses and car plates are on the rise – that is indeed alarming. Where has discipline gone? And we wonder why our economy is not improving. God help RP.

  5. It’s scary that these things happen but I hope they make plates harder to duplicate as crimes can happen due to fake licenses and for the rest of us, let’s go with the process even if its harder.

  6. The sad thing about this is that you don’t have to go to shady alleyways to get these fake plates. Just head over to the malls and you’ll find kiosks displaying these out in the open.

  7. Kadalasan naman kasi kasabwat yun mga police sa mga ganyan issue at di na nakakapagtaka kaya karamihan sa atin ay wala ng tiwala sakanila,I don’t think masosolve pa yan problem na yan hangga’t may malaking tao nasa likod ng illegal na yan wag na tayong umasang ma solve yan!

  8. 300 fake license? woah! that’s a lot! the government should do something about this. also, they should be stricter when it comes to applying for “authentic” license. it’s one way n rin to lessen the accidents.. kasi naman here in the Philippines, basta nakapagpaandar ng sasakyan e, “marunong” ng magdrive. marami sa mga drivers natin di pa marunong magbasa ng traffic or road signs.

  9. i echoed rebel sweetheart’s sentiment. the law should be enforced tightly. if the gov’t will rightly do so, crooks will cringe in fear. ang tanong, kelan kaya?

  10. the problem’s been there for as far as I can remember and still no solution to stop it.. I hope this time they’ll be serious to really eradicate it.. 🙁

  11. Aside from the government and authorities implementing stricter rules, it should come from the individual’s self-discipline and morality to not patronize such illegal services… 🙁 It’s sad but if one should look at him/herself – mayron ding kulang when it comes to following rules. :/

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