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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 apologizes for system glitch

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


    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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    LTO starts issuance of driver’s license with 5-year validity

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017


    MANILA, Philippines — Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade is among the first to receive the new driver’s license with 5-year validity.

    The Land Transportation Office (LTO) said all new applicants and those for renewal will immediately receive the license card if they do not have any registered violation.

    The LTO is now using the latest technology in license production for faster processing of license cards.

    The new license card now has more security features.

    In the meantime, the new license card is only available in Metro Manila. It will be available Calabarzon, Central Luzon and Davao regions by the second week of September.

    The LTO started accepting applications for license cards in October 2016.

    The releasing of cards, however, was delayed because of some issues in the printing of said license cards.

    The LTO will also start the processing of its 3.6 million backlogs on driver’s licenses.

    Meanwhile, the Department of Transportation targets to release by the first part of 2018, its backlog on car license plates which numbers to around 7 million. – Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue


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    Uber suspension somehow eased traffic congestion – MMDA

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, August 24th, 2017

    MANILA, Philippines — Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danny Lim has revealed that the suspension of the transport network company Uber systems by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB)has  somehow eased the traffic congestion in NCR.

    When asked how much has traffic condition in Metro Manila improved, Lim claimed it is around five percent.

    The LTFRB’s one month suspension of Uber, whose number of units already reached 66,000 took effect on August 14.

    “There is a slight improvement in the traffic situation because of suspension, because the real problem in Metro Manila is the volume problem of vehicles. There are a lot of vehicles but very few road networks,” Lim said.

    The MMDA is also pushing for the elimination of old vehicles and transport services.

    Lim said a big percentage of vehicles traveling along NCR roads are more than 15 years old and above.

    However, MMDA has to coordinate with concerned government agencies such as the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and LTFRB to implement this proposal.

    Aside from this, Lim believes infrastructure development is the long term solution to traffic congestion in Metro Manila.

    “Truth is we are several decades behind compared to the infrastructures of other countries’ metropolis that we have similar problems with.  High population density per square kilometer have long gone underground. Their subways are several levels below ground, while we will just be starting to build our own,” Lim added. – Rosalie Coz | UNTV News and Rescue

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