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LTO Region 9 expected to deliver 30,000 driver’s license this month

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Driver’s license cards of around 30,000 applicants in Zamboanga peninsula may possibly be claimed this month.

The new driver’s license cards from the LTO Central Office are expected to arrive this week at the Land Transportation Regional Office 9.

Thirty-thousand (30,000) licenses are set to be delivered which will be immediately distributed to applicants through the ‘first-in, first-out’ policy.

The agency will release a public advisory as to who can receive them.

According to Atty. Aminola Abataon, regional director of LTO Region 9, it’s a huge reduction from their over 120,000 backlogs in the whole region.

“This has been a problem since last year. We have no cards to give. Starting this week, hopefully, there are supplies coming from Zamboanga Region 9 and for Zamboanga City, in particular, wherein we are already able to provide,” Atty. Abataon said.

He added that if the supply of driver’s license becomes normal, they will place claiming booths in malls so applicants would not have to go to their office.

“If the supplies have normalized, we will place claiming booths even here in malls. We will print and we will let the public claim it here.”

They will also open licensing office every Saturday and Sunday so more of our fellowmen will be served.

Meanwhile, LTO has asked for understanding from motorists whose issuance of licenses has long been delayed.

LTO has assured that the concerned agencies are doing everything they can to further hasten the distribution of the new driver’s license.  — Dante Amento | UNTV News & Rescue

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LTO to begin distribution of over 3-M backlog plates in March 2018

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017


MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) awarded to the German company, Trojan Computer Forms Manufacturing Corporation and JH Tonnjes Joint Venture on December 1 the more than P1-billion contract for the production of new license plates.

According to LTO Executive Director Attorney Romeo Vera Cruz, the agency plans to begin distribution of more than 3-million license plates on backlog in March of 2018.

These will cover motorists who applied for registration of their vehicles from the period of July 2016 to December 2017.

The first batch of applicants who might receive the new license plates includes about 1.7 million motorcycle riders and over 1.5 billion drivers of various vehicles.

“We hope that by March next we will start issuing this plates. It’s not one-time, we will start the issuance because we will be producing this plates,” LTO Executive Director Atty. Romeo Vera Cruz said.

Aside from the 3-million backlog, the LTO also vowed to issue license plates to motorists who are applying for the registration of their vehicles next year.

According to LTO, the new license plates will have a unique security feature.

The agency also promised not to impose additional fees for vehicle registration.

Meanwhile, the LTO awaits the decision the Commission on Audit (COA) and Supreme Court will release regarding the more than 700-thousand unused vehicle plates after its supplier failed to pay import duties.

“While the notice of disallowance in COA remains unresolved as well as the case in Supreme Court, were waiting for the resolution,” LTO Executive Director Atty. Romeo Vera Cruz said.

The LTO vowed to do all it can to resolve the problem in the license plates of new vehicles. – Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue

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Ma. Isabel Lopez says sorry for violation, appeals to LTO not to cancel her license

by UNTV   |   Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017


MANILA, Philippines — Actress and former beauty queen Maria Isabel Lopez humbled herself and apologized for the breach of security protocol she committed when she illegally used the lane designated for the delegates and heads of state of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

“Once again I’m apologizing to the people I have inconvenienced. The public, those people who missed their flights. It was a lapse of judgment on my part,” said Lopez.

With her lawyer, Lopez faced earlier the Land Transportation Office (LTO) after she was summoned and issued with a show cause order last Monday.

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) seeks to suspend or cancel the license of the actress for violating the security protocol authorities implemented during the ASEAN Summit.

The actress said she is ready to accept the punishment and fines the agency will impose on her, but pleaded to not revoke her license to drive.

“I am pleading. I have no driving violation or traffic violation on my driver’s license. Whatever penalty will be imposed on me, please give me some senior citizen’s discount,” said the actress.

The former beauty queen said she regrets what she did and noted that she should had waited in the heavy traffic.

Francis Ray Almora, the director of the LTO ordered Lopez to submit a written explanation on the incident before releasing a decision on whether or not to suspend or cancel her license.

“We are determining if Ms. Lopez is a proper person to hold a license or to drive a motor vehicle. It is consistent with the Republic Act 1436M, said the director. — Rajel Adora | UNTV News & Rescue

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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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