The Supreme Court has issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on No Contact Apprehension Policy (NCAP)

A few weeks ago, the Land Transportation Office issued a statement asking for the implementation of the No Contact Apprehension Policy (NCAP) to be suspended.

The LTO had asked the concerned parties implementing the NCAP policy to first engage in proper dialogue to be able to properly and effectively implement the policy. This is because numerous motorists have reported inconsistent and sometimes unfounded apprehensions, creating confusion as to how exactly the policy was being implemented.

Much back and forth has ensued since the LTO statement, with most cities using the No Contact Apprehension Policy standing by their decision to continue the implementation. Although, no definitive news has been said on whether or not the NCAP will continue or be suspended, until now…

Supreme court issues GR No. 261892 TRO on NCAP

Earlier today, the Supreme Court Issued G.R. (General Register) No. 261892 which states the following:


This is a significant development for the NCAP implementation, effectively because of the Supreme Court TRO, all transportation agencies, and Local Government Units (LGUs) doing the policy must stop until further orders from the highest court in the land.

The document further states that the case for oral arguments is set for the afternoon of January 24, 2023.

At the moment, no agency or LGU has released a statement regarding the Supreme Court’s TRO.


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