ANGELES CITY — A state-of-the-art motor vehicle inspection center, the first digital inspection service in the Philippines under the private-public-partnership scheme opened for business Thursday at Barangay Sto. Domingo here.
QWIK Motor Vehicles Inspection Service can accomodate 50 cars per day depending on the time in motion. It has two lanes for cars and separate lane for motorcycles and motor shop to fix minor defects, said Benson So, one of the incorporators.
QWIK invested some P50 million for the project including the construction of facilities and other amenities sych as the technology and system being used which is patterned with the European standard.
QWIK is the first company that responded to the call of the Department of Transportation (DoTr) and Land Transportation Office (LTO) for the privatization of MVIS. The facility is situated at the heart of Angeles City adjacent to LTO office.
Motor vehicle inspection service is part of the LTO mandate and registration process. The main objective is to determine the road worthiness of each and every vehicles on the road both private and public.
“QWIK is open for private vehicles of any make and model to determine its road worthiness and as a prerequisite for registration with the LTO,” said So.
Former Philippine National Police chief Roberto
“Bobby” Lastimosa said the establishing of MVIC across the archipelago was conceptualized by former president Arroyo. He said it was during his time as chief of LTO where vehicles are subjected to emission test.
“The first marching order received from president Arroyo is to clear the road of smoke belchers and ensure road worthiness of vehicles,” said Lastimosa in his speech during the inauguration of QWIK MVIC.
DOTR-LTO is still accepting applicants for 137 sites for MVICs in different areas in the country. 13 sites have been allocated for Central Luzon including Angeles City, San Fernando and Lubao in Pampanga.
Present during the occassion are retired police generals led by Lastimosa, Art Lomibao, Geary Barias, Magtangol Gatdula and Romero Hilomen. Assistant Secretary Alberto Suansing, Pampanga 2nd representative Mikey Arroyo and other businessmen including Raul Aquino also graced the event.