Metal for car plates stolen from LTO
Filipino drivers and car owners have little love for the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and we got to love them a little less because of this – aluminum sheets used to make license plates were stolen from the LTO compound on East Avenue, Quezon City.
The investigation found out that 10,000 plate-sized sheets along with 1,250 uncut sheets were stolen sometime during the Holy Week holidays. The plates were used to make the old white and green plates.
The value of the metal sheets are supposedly worth millions. LTO made an advisory to the public to watch out for fake plates. The sheets could be fabricated to create bogus plates.
This has got to be one ridiculous headline you’d encounter but then again, we’re here in the Philippines. Tabloid headlines can be golden but even major broadsheet headlines could be more ludicrous.