Stricter Rules Needed to Solve PETC Scams

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Stricter Rules Needed to Solve PETC Scams


MANILA, Philippines - While some private emission testing centers (PETCs) criticize the direct connect facility of the IT provider of the Land Transportation Office (LTO), others defended it, saying that the system is a "more efficient and effective" means of ensuring the integrity of the emission testing process.Rod Susi, chairman of Alagaan Natin ang Inang Kalikasan (ANIKALIKASAN), a nationwide group of PETCs, said that the anomalous practice of falsifying results of smoke emission tests has existed long before Stradcom Corporation developed the direct connect facility."The problem of nonappearance has been going on even before PETC direct connect facility was set up, and it has been going on using the system of the PETC IT providers," said Susi.Susi said that the best way to solve non-appearance is for the LTO and the Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) to come up with strict technical standards that the PETC IT providers and Stradcom must comply with."This will make the PETC system more effective in executing its mandate under the Clean Air Act," he said. …

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