NEWS ALERT: Manila grants amnesty for traffic violation penalties and surcharges Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso on Wednesday, December 10, signed Ordinance no. 8699 which aims to grant amnesty for payments of accumulated penalties, interests and surcharges pertaining to traffic violations.

Under the said ordinance, the amnesty is applicable to all constituents of Manila and all others whose licenses are confiscated by the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) or any commissioned officer authorized by the City of Manila.

Likewise, it will also cover all delinquent holders of Ordinance Violation Receipts (OVRs) or those with accumulated penalties, interests and surcharges, thus the said fees shall be waived.Holders of OVRs shall pay only the original amount of violation. Also, payments made under the amnesty shall be unconditional therefore, payments under protest shall not be allowed.

“Sa ating mga kababayan po na mayroong OVR o traffic violation, sa oras po na magtake-effect ang ordinansa, ang tanging babayaran n’yo nalang po ay ang actual amount ng violation. Ngunit, sana po’y mapanatili natin ang disiplina lalo na kalsada kahit mayroon tayong amnesty,” said MTPB Director Dennis Viaje.

The amnesty may be availed ninety days from the Ordinance’s effective date.