LTO, Munti Traffic conduct inspection for “No Vax, No Policy” pilot implementation

NO VAX, NO POLICY IN MUNTI: The Land Transportation Office (LTO) and Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau (MTMB) conduct a surprise inspection along Alabang-Zapote Road as the “no vaccination, no ride” policy takes effect today, January 17. Shown in the photo, LTO Enforcer Mark Anthony Velasquez (left) and Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau team leader Ronald Reonal (right) inspect the vaccination card of a jeepney driver and his compliance to maximum passenger capacity. The policy, which covers all forms of public transportation by land, sea, and air going to, from and within Metro Manila, will be enforced under Alert Level 3 or higher level.


The Land Transportation Office (LTO), in coordination with the Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau (MTMB), conducted an inspection on the first day of the implementation of the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) “no vaccination, no ride” policy in the National Capital Region.

Members of LTO and MTMB visited transport terminals in Muntinlupa and have conducted surprise inspection in different areas to ensure the strict enforcement of DOTR Department Order No. 2022-001 or the “no vaccination, no ride” policy.

The policy, which covers all forms of public transportation by land, sea, and air going to, from and within Metro Manila, takes effect today, January 17, while the region is placed under Alert Level 3.

As of 8:00AM, January 17, local authorities have apprehended two (2) jeepney drivers violating the guidelines on maximum passenger capacity.

Meanwhile, those who have medical conditions preventing them from being vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from the policy provided they have a valid and duly signed medical certificate.

Unvaccinated commuters who will purchase essential goods and services, including those who need medical attention, are also exempted but they should show proof of travel.

Recently, the Muntinlupa City Council passes an ordinance limiting the mobility of unvaccinated individuals following the consensus of Metro Manila mayors to enforce such restrictions.

Under City Ordinance 2022-309, all unvaccinated individuals Muntinlupa shall “remain in their residences at all times except for the procurement of essential goods and services.”

This includes restriction in domestic travel via public transportation by land, sea, and air exceptwhen buying essential goods and availing medical services subject to the production of proof to support and justify such travel.

Violators of the local ordinance will be penalized with a fine of P5,000.00 or imprisonment of one year.

Further, the local government warns those who will falsify COVID-19 vaccine cards that they will be apprehended and prosecuted under Act No. 3815 or the Revised Penal Code, as amended, pursuant to Section 12 of Republic Act No. 11525 or the COVID-19 Vaccination Program Act of 2021.

As of January 16, Muntinlupa City has 32,723 confirmed cases with 28,355 recoveries, 3,782 active cases, 586 reported deaths, 0 suspect case, and 1,538 probable cases.

The local government continues to urge the public to get vaccinated as protection from the adverse effects of the virus. City residents may register online through the city’s COVID-19 vaccination registration system via www.vaccine.muntinlupacity.gov.ph/muncovac.

*Source: Public Information Office