LTO Photo shows Transportation Assistant Secretary and Land Transportation Chief Edgar Galvante personally handing over to LTO-Region 9 Director Aminola “Alex” Abaton (white Bagong) the revocation order against 3 motorcycle riders involved in reckless drag racing in Zamboanga. Looking on are LTO-Region 1 Director Teofilo Guadiz and a female LTO officer. Photo courtesy of LTO-LES Office

LTO revokes driver’s license of 3 mc riders in viral drag racing video

September 14, 2021 Jun I. Legaspi 3925 views

THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) revoked the driver’s licenses of three motorcycles riders who were caught on a viral video while involved in reckless drag racing in Zamboanga.

Lawyer Clarence V. Guinto, Director of the LTO-Law Enforcement Service, said Transportation Assistant Secretary and LTO Chief Edgar Galvante approved to revoke the driver’s licenses of Anto Loon, Hanson Dale Natividad, and Juniesher Bonifacio, all from the said region.

Guinto said that based on results of the investigation of LTO-LES, Loon, Natividad and Bonifacio’s offenses include improper attachment of motor vehicle license plates and unauthorized motor vehicle modification which are solid grounds to revoke their licenses.

Guinto added that the three were found them guilty of violating Section 48 of Republic Act 4136 (Land Transportation and Traffic Code) and the Joint Administrative Order No. 2014-01 of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).

Guinto added that based on the initial investigation conducted by LTO-Region 9 Director Aminola “Alex” P. Abaton, the viral video was uploaded on various social media platforms last September 5, 2021.

The video caused public outroar because of the three motorcycle riders’ brazen and blatant disregard of basic road safety and traffic rules.

After the LTO-Region 9 investigator led by Abaton identified the motorcycle riders, they quickly summoned the three regarding the video.

Initially as Director of LTO-Region 9 and as part of his mandate, Abaton suspended for 90 days the driver’s license of the three motorcycle riders.

Abaton immediately submitted his official investigation to the Office of the Assistant’s Secretary for proper disposition.

“Magsilbing aral sana eto sa mga nabigyan ng license. Ang driver’s license ay privilege na pinagkaloob ng LTO at pwedeng revoked anumang oras kapag hindi sumunod sa mga traffic rules at umabuso,” said Guinto and Abaton.