The Sangguninag Panglungsod (SP) in Tagbilaran City is studying the viability of the Philippine National Policeâ€™s (PNP) plan to auction off impounded motorcycles parked around the city police station.
According to City Councilor Eliezer Borja, there is an ordinance stipulating that confiscated motorcycles, if unclaimed, can be auctioned off.
Borja however told DYRD Balita that the SP will still have to review the processes involved in conducting the said auction.
Meanwhile, city traffic policemen during the SPâ€™s regular session this week appealed for support from legislators in conducting the proposed auction of unclaimed motorcycles.
PO3 Rolando Sanchez of the city PNP traffic division said that most of the impounded motorcycles at the police station have been unclaimed for more than a year.
He noted that some motorcycles were impounded due to the lack of registration and plate number while others are likely to have been stolen.
This raised concern among some SP members as owners of stolen motorcycles may come forward and look for their vehicles which have already been sold to buyers.
For unregistered motorcycles, the city police noted that they have already coordinated with the Land Transportation Office which will secure documents once the vehicle is sold through the auction.
Previously, city police chief Nicomedes Olaivar labeled the impounded motorcycles around the PNP station as â€œeyesoresâ€ as he also proposed the said auction. (Allen Doydora)