If you notice, my original car plate is behind or under the commemorative plate.
Those were the instructions. Any other interpretation would be stupid and ridiculous.
A few days ago, I was stopped by a Makati Policeman (MAPSA) and he told me bawal daw yung ginawa ko.
Dapat daw nakikita pa rin yung original car plate. Sa taas daw yung commemorative plate, at sa ibaba yung original car plate, parang ganito:
First of all, walang butas yung commemorative plate ko sa baba para maikabit ng ganyan. It wasn't designed to installed with the screws on the bottom.
Second, what country in the entire universe requires TWO plates placed in front of a vehicle? That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of.
The very reason I purchased a commemorative plate is to replace my old car plate with it in front. I don't see the reason why I have to maintain the front car plate if andun pa naman yung isa pang original car plate sa likod.
Third, I paid 2,500 pesos and submitted my registration papers to LTO prior to receiving it. So, aren't I supposed to be cleared na?
Eh kung palalagay niyo rin sa akin yung commemorative plate sa tabi ng original car plate, eh di I'm better off
NOT paying 2,500 pesos,
NOT sticking the large sticker on my windshield,
NOT submitting my registration papers,
AND, just make my own custom-made car plate, and place it next to the original car plate.
GANUN DIN EH.
Ganun din ang labas eh. Naka-save pa ako ng pera.
I asked the traffic enforcer what law was he enforcing.
He showed me a newspaper clipping with an article that said ganun dapat yung pag-install.
Well, I'm sorry! a newspaper article is not law.
I told him to show me the LTO regulation.
Wala siya mapakita.
I told him I was a lawyer and insisted that before he formally apprehends, to show me the LTO regulation.
He let me go and just told me to fix it at home.
The hell I will.
Having a commemorative plate in front of a vehicle is a privilege given by the state.
I PAID for that privilege.
If they're going to say I have to place it side by side with my original car plate, which defeats the purpose of why you bought a commemorative plate in the first place, then I want my money back.