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LTO apologizes for system glitch

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, October 12th, 2017

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has apologized to the public after the Land Transportation Office (LTO) experienced a glitch in its online system earlier.

The glitch caused delays in the processing of several transactions at all offices of LTO across the country, which resulted to long queues and inconvenience among individuals renewing and applying for drivers’ license.

The online services of LTO returned to normal at three in the afternoon. – UNTV News & Rescue

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Over 300 airport screening officers receive job status upgrade

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Security personnel at Clark International Airport screening passenger luggage

 

PASAY CITY, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) Transport Security Office on Wednesday, May 9, revealed that over 300 airport security screening officers (SSOs) across the country were recently promoted from job order to contractual status.

The Office for Transportation Security (OTS)sees the decision as a continuation of the agency’s rationalization plan and is in alignment with President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive on “endo” and contractualization.

With the promotion, these individuals will get to enjoy the same benefits as permanent employees such as allowances, bonuses and other privileges.

OTS Administrator Undersecretary Arturo Evangelista reminded the newly promoted SSOs that “public service is about sacrifice and most of the time, this is what is expected out of government employees,” warning them against extortion and corruption at the airport.

The partial number of promoted personnel were assigned at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Caticlan Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Davao International Airport, Zamboanga Airport,Ozamis Airport, San Jose Airport, IloIlo Interntional Airport, Bacolod-Silay International Airport, Legazpi Airport and Tablas Airport. – UNTV News & Rescue

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Modern jeepneys to ply in Metro Manila routes starting June

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, May 7th, 2018

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MANILA, Philippines — After the launch of modern jeepneys in some provinces, 20 modern jeepney units are set to ply various routes around Metro Manila in June as part of the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program being pushed by the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

“Gusto kong mangyari, makita na hindi lang yung bagong sasakyan, modernong sasakyan, kundi tatakbo yung buong sistema under the modernization program,” said Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) chairman Atty. Martin Delgra.

(Other than the modernized units, we want to show how the system will run under the modernization program.)

The transportation department also plans to launch the following routes for the new jeepneys: CCP to Mall of Asia;  Fort Bonifacio Taguig to Guadalupe, Makati; Pasayto Pateros, and Cogeo to Cubao, Quezon City.

Delgra added that the Land Bank of the Philippines and Development Bank of the Philippines are currently processing the financing program that is being offered to those operators who want to avail the modern jeepney units.

Delgra also said the local government units are now focusing on the creation of their route rationalization plan, which will become the basis of the numbers and areas where they will provide modern PUJs.

Despite various consultations, Delgra admitted that some transport operators are still worried about the implications of modernization on their livelihood.

Delgra also said that some transport leaders continue to insist that they be allowed to rehabilitate their jeepneys instead of buying new units.

But he argued that the rehabilitation of their units will only be allowed within the three-year transition period.

After that, jeepney operators will still be required to comply with the specifications required under the PUV modernization program.

The DOTr targets to finish the whole PUV modernization program on jeepneys by the year 2020. — Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue

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LTO launches online appointment system for license renewal

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, April 26th, 2018

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has launched today its online appointment and scheduling system.

The system will facilitate the faster renewal of driver’s license and registration of vehicles. LTO is in collaboration with a private IT firm Stradcom in implementing the project.

LTO said the system will shorten application and registration transactions to 45 minutes as compared to the long process of walk-in applications.

LTO will designate a special lane in all its district offices to accommodate those who have online appointments.

“Dito mag log-in ka lang i-set mo yung appointment mo and then pagpunta mo dun sa LTO sa area ng online duon aasikasuhin ka na lahat hindi kana magpapali-palipat ng window,” LTO’s Chief of IT Division Rector Antiga.

“In the new system, you just log-in and set your appointment. When you go to LTO, go to the online area where your concerns will be processed; no need to move from one window to another.)

LTO, however, clarified that the online appointment system only caters to the renewal of driver’s license and vehicle registrations, not to new or first-time applications.

The system is now operational in five LTO district offices in Muntinlupa, Pasig, Novaliches, Marikina and in LTO Central Office in Quezon City.

Those who wish to apply for appointment may visit www.lto.gov.ph. Just click “LTO Online Pass” on the menu and fill up the appropriate application form. — Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue

 

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