Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Saw this brand spanking new police car on C5 at 6:55pm.
Iba na talaga ang mga pulis ngayon! E, kung bumili na lang kaya sila ng Toyota Vios at yung diperensya, ibili na lang nila ng gasolina para naman makahabol sila ng mga kriminal?

Anyway, again with the no plates. Practice what you preach, I say!

6 comments:

carlos said...

I don't see what's wrong with an Innova police car. It's not like they've bought Cadillac Escalades. Police AUVs and police sedans serve different purposes, that's why the police have brand new Altises and brand new Innovas.

The only thing I see wrong in this pic is the absence of a plate. But in defense of the police, ask a private new car buyer how long it took them to get a plate even with the No Plate No Travel policy.

The Huli Ka! Team said...

True, they do serve different purposes. It's just that there are cheaper alternatives. With the economy down, I would like to see the government do something to reflect what they're doing to help minimize expenses.

As for the plate, I myself was unable to use my car for three weeks. And during all that time, it was stuck in the garage because I wanted to comply with NPNT. The point here is that they should set the example. Otherwise, they shouldn't apprehend vehicles who violate the NPNT.

carlos said...

I see your point about the NPNT thing. As for the vehicle, the Innova is one of the if not THE best vehicle for the purpose at that price range. What do you think the police should drive then, Subic SUVs? The way red plated cars are maintained I can imagine such cars breaking in half in the middle of the road. Or maybe they should use Multicabs instead?

Sure, the PNP isn't exactly a "role model", but I try to give the police as much credit as they deserve. Being underequipped, having low morale and all.

The Huli Ka! Team said...

Hahaha! Tama ka d'yan! Maybe they should just stick to one car manufacturer and get some sort of maintenance deal with them para naman maayos yung mga service nila.

Anyway, my point is that they SHOULD be a role model. And, if credit is due, then I'll be the first one in line to praise them.

You're definitely right about them being underequipped, etc. Problem is, they're the ones who has to start the cycle of instilling discipline. First, there are a lot less of them than the general public. Second, it's their job.

If I were the PNP, MMDA, local government, or whatever other agency that enforces traffic rules and regulations, I'd put them on commission. Then, these guys will start enforcing like crazy. And to ensure that they won't start fabricating infractions, I'll set up an extremely good complaints department and put in some very serious penalties for those found guilty. Difficult, I know. But, you never know, it might just be the key to cleaning up this whole mess.

Anyway, thanks a lot, cos I'm really enjoying this "conversation" of ours. It's always good to have a healthy discussion.

carlos said...

Hahaha! Tama ka d'yan! Maybe they should just stick to one car manufacturer and get some sort of maintenance deal with them para naman maayos yung mga service nila.

Maybe that's why Manila got Chevrolet Optras. Do the GM dealers still have that free maintenance during warranty?

Anyway, my point is that they SHOULD be a role model. And, if credit is due, then I'll be the first one in line to praise them.

I'm not denying that. What I've been saying is that there is nothing evil with the vehicle of choice in the picture, as you were implying (at least that was my impression). I'm a car enthusiast and I can imagine potential applications for such a versatile vehicle. Yeah, right, a car enthusiast without a car hahahah! Sensya na, stude palang eh, ala pang pera. ;)

Anyway, thanks a lot, cos I'm really enjoying this "conversation" of ours. It's always good to have a healthy discussion.

You're welcome. Yes, it was a nice conversation, although it appeared we were trying to argue different points.

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