Ban Vanity and (most) Protocol Plates NOW
IMHO (this won’t get as much of a shitstorm as David Yap’s post), the only people that must have protocol plates AND wang-wangs other than emergency vehicles are people in the presidential line of succession:
President, Vice-President, Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives
And when I say MUST, no more of that walang wang-wang crap. That stunt President BS Aquino pulled at the start of his term was laudable, and is clearly #BUTR as it puts him in danger and places greater strain on his security detail.
As for the protocol plates, here’s a list of what you might see (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_registration_plates_of_the_Philippines#Protocol.2FHigh-ranking_government_plates)
- 1 — President
- 2 — Vice President
- 3 — President of the Senate
- 4 — Speaker of the House of Representatives
- 5 — Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
- 6 — Cabinet Secretaries
- 7 — Senators
- 8 — Representatives (Congressmen)
- 9 — Associate Justices of the Supreme Court
- 10 — Presiding Justice and other Justices of the Court of Appeals.
- 11 — Chairman, Commission on Elections (RP: might include other Constitutional Commissions)
- 12 — Cabinet Undersecretary
- 13 — Solicitor-General
- 14 — Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Chief of the Philippine National Police
- 16 — Regional Trial Court Judges
- 17 — First Level Courts (Metropolitan Trial Court, Municipal Trial Court, Municipal Trial Court in Cities and Shari’ah Circuit courts), added by Memorandum Order No. 297 signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on March 2, 2009
That’s on top of MAYOR, GOVERNOR, VICE-XXXX, COUNCILOR, PIMP, etc.
This has to end. NOW.