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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 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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Dimple Star bus in Mindoro crash bought from junk shop

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2018

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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Intensified LTO inspection, trouble for some jeepney drivers

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The “Tanggal Bulok Tanggal Usok” campaign of the government does not end with just restricting the daily operation of public utility jeepneys (PUJs).

Even the renewal of the registration of public utility vehicles and heavy trucks at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is just twice as hard and twice as strict.

Some jeepney drivers said that the intensified inspection now being conducted by the LTO is only causing them much trouble.

According to them, it is a big sacrifice to line up for inspection and not being able to earn for the day.


“Bagsak yung usok, 2.5. Kailangan ipapalinis yung ano, walang usok. Linis muna tapos balik dito,” said Genelito Leduna, a jeepney driver.

(Failed the emission test at 2.5. It has to be cleaned first then we’re coming back here.)

“Sa smoke lang po. Yung preno naman po walang problema,” said Abraham Cruz.

Some of the drivers whose vehicle did not pass the inspection will have to go back for another try after having their vehicles fixed.

“Kagabi, alas otso umalis na kami ng bahay dumating kami 9:30 hanggang ngayon wala kaming tulog, sakripisyo talaga,” said jeepney driver Neri Purigay.

(Last night we left home at 8 and got here at 9:30. We haven’t slept yet. It’s really a sacrifice.)

But according to Fernando Eligio, chief of LTO-NCR Law Enforcement Unit, the government is serious in its implementation of the “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok” campaign.

“Mas pinag-igting pa po natin yung ating operasyon kontra nga doon sa mga bulok na sasakyan o may bulok na piyesa ng sasakyan,” said Eligio.

(We have intensified our operations against dilapidated vehicles and motor parts.)

The chief added they are also conducting internal cleansing in their unit.

“Sa ngayon wala na po talaga yung magbibigay, maglalagay para lang po makalusot yung mga ganyang gawain,” said Eligio.

(This time there are no more incidents of red tapes and bribing to get away with corrupt practices.)

Due to the strict inspections conducted, along the line of the vehicles has occupied one lane of the three lanes of East Avenue in Quezon City and has reached the Elliptical Road.

The inspection and registration of public utility vehicles (PUVs) and heavy trucks with plate numbers ending with one are extended to Friday, February 2.

Vehicles that did not pass the inspection and still could not register on the said date, will be meted a penalty.

The inspection service of LTO in Quezon City and Pasay City operates from 5 am to 8 pm. – Rajel Adora | UNTV News & Rescue

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