LTO-6 revokes license of Pavia hit-and-run driver

By Jennifer P. Rendon

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) – Region 6 has revoked the license of the sports car driver allegedly involved in a hit-and-run incident in Pavia, Iloilo, on June 1.

Atty. Gaudioso Geduspan II, LTO-6 officer-in-charge, said he signed the order on Monday, June 24, and it took effect on June 25.

“I concurred with the recommendation of the LTO-6 legal section to revoke Rudolph dela Rosa’s license because I found it to be justifiable,” Geduspan said.

Previously, LTO-6 issued a show cause order against dela Rosa, requiring him to justify his fitness to drive given the accusations.

According to LTO-6 records, dela Rosa received the show cause order on June 18 and appeared unaccompanied before the LTO-6 legal section. He was given until June 21 to reply, but the agency did not receive any response from him.

In the absence of a rebuttal, the LTO-6 legal unit evaluated the case based on available evidence.

The investigation report from the Pavia Municipal Police Station indicated that dela Rosa was involved in a vehicular incident that killed a cyclist and injured his companion.

The show cause order was served to dela Rosa’s known addresses in Mandurriao, Iloilo City, and Calinog, Iloilo, but both properties had been sold.

Dela Rosa told LTO-6 officials that he learned about the show cause order through media reports. The Pavia PNP had earlier recommended the cancellation and revocation of dela Rosa’s driver’s license.

Dela Rosa is the alleged owner of the BMW Z3 sports car involved in the incident that killed 33-year-old Rave, a call center agent, and injured his common-law wife, 23-year-old alias She.

Police have filed cases of murder, frustrated murder, and malicious mischief against dela Rosa after confirming that the incident was intentional.