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LTO launches online appointment system for license renewal

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:55 PM


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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LTO’s online medical certificate system draws flak for delays, inconveniences

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, 7 January 2019 05:50 PM

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Metro Manila and Davao (Region 3) have started accepting medical certificates online from applicants for student permits, driver’s licenses and license renewals.

Memorandum Circular 2018-2157 however, requires applicants to secure a medical certificate from clinics accredited by the LTO.

LTO Regional Director Jojo Guadiz said such policy is to ensure that the medical certificates are authentic and that the applicant is indeed qualified to drive.

“Kasi po ang daming mga instances na ang mga clinic wala naman talagang doktor na nandoon either secretary lang ang nandoon o kung sinu-sino lang at may mga pre-sign na medical certificate and then bitbit ng tao ito ang medical certificate na in-issue ng clinic kuno,” Guadiz said.

“Dadalhin nila and then based on that the LTO will be issuing a driver’s license relying in good state na ang tao talaga ay fit to drive samantalang hindi pala,” he added.

Under the new directive, the accredited doctor must transmit online the soft copy of the medical certificate of a specific applicant through his or her own biometrics data encoded and registered in the agency’s IT system.

“Ni-require namin ngayon na dapat lahat po ng mga mag-a-apply ng license ngayon or magre-renew ay dadaan ng proseso na yung talagang titingin sa kanila ay doktor para makasigurado po kami na talagang may doktor, hindi po kung sino sino lang ang nasa clinic. Dapat bawat transaction po ay kinakailangan ng finger print ng doktor through a biometrics para makita ang resulta sa district office,” Guadiz added.

But disappointed clients vented out their anger on social media.

On LTO’s official Facebook page, many are complaining because only few clinics are LTO accredited and so they have to endure that long queue of applicants just to get their medical certificate.

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Crispin de Regla was disappointed because he went to a clinic only to find out that it was not yet accredited by the LTO.

 “Kung alam ko lang hindi na ako kumuha ngayon kasi ang layo. Paikot-ikot na ako. Naubos na ang pamasahe ko,” he lamented.

The LTO admits that they have not yet registered in their IT system all of their accredited clinics.

Nevertheless, the agency said it is doing its best to encode everything in their database of accredit clinics before the day ends.

The LTO apologized for the inconveniences the public experienced during the process. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Joan Nano)

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LTO inaugurates latest plate-making facility

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 01:23 PM

Number plate embossing machine

MANILA, Philippines —The Land Transportation Office (LTO) will open its newest plate-making facility today, 24 April 2018, coinciding with the celebration of the agency’s 106th year anniversary.

The factory is stationed at the LTO central office compound in Quezon City where it houses seven manual embossing machines that can produce 22,000 plates per day.

Meanwhile, the automated embossing machine that can produce 12,000 plates per day is expected to be delivered in July. — Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue

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Dimple Star bus in Mindoro crash bought from junk shop

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, 19 April 2018 12:12 AM

Chairman Martin Delgra during an inspection at the crash site of Dimple Star Bus.

MANILA, Philippines — Owners of Dimple Star firm admitted that the bus unit in the Occidental Mindoro crash that left 19 people dead was sourced from a junk shop.

At the hearing of Land Transportation and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Hilbert Napat said that he just changed some parts of the bus and painted it to make it look new.

The LTFRB, on the other hand, was puzzled as to how the unit passed the motor vehicle inspection system of Land Transportation Office (LTO).

Following the confession of the operators, the LTFRB stands firm on their decision to suspend the firm’s operations.

The LTFRB will resume hearing the case on May 30. — UNTV News & Rescue

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