MANILA - Members of the House of Representatives were urged anew Wednesday to return protocol plates with the number 8 issued during the 16th Congress to the secretary-general's office.
The ultimatum was issued in light of the viral video on a traffic altercation involving the use of a number 8 plate.
Majority Leader Rolando Andaya said the House leadership has received reports that some vehicles with the protocol plate number 8 have been seen in "indecent places or figured in crime-related activities."
"In view of this development, the honorable Speaker has given instructions for the immediate recall of all protocol plates issued during the 16th Congress and earlier," he said in a statement.
"Kindly return these car plates to the office of the Secretary-General for proper acknowledgement.” he added.
The 17th Congress has not issued its own protocol plates with the number 8.
The "8" plate in the viral video was supposedly issued in the 16th Congress.