LTO suspends license of driver who dragged Manila traffic law enforcer

Robie de Guzman   •   November 18, 2019   •   696

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Monday said it has temporarily suspended the license of the driver who dragged a Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) enforcer clinging onto his vehicle.

In a statement, the LTO said the license of the driver, identified as Orlando Ricardo Dizon, Jr., is suspended for three months while the vehicle involved has been “tagged for an alarm,” also for 3 months.

The agency said the lifting of this preventive suspension is subject to its approval.

It added that a show-cause order has also been issued to Dizon where he was directed to appear before the agency’s Intelligence and Investigation Division in Quezon City on November 21.

The LTO said it summoned Dizon to explain his alleged involvement in a traffic altercation and hit-and-run incident with MTPB enforcer Adrian Lim on Saturday, Nov. 16

In a CCTV footage, Lim was seen holding onto a swerving gray Mitsubishi Xpander as it sped along the street of Gelinos near Laong-Laan in Sta. Cruz. Lim sustained injuries after he lost his grip and fell from Dizon’s vehicle.

The incident reportedly ensued after Lim flagged down Dizon for a traffic law violation.

Dizon was apprehended by authorities at Oroquieta Street near Tayuman Street following the incident.

The LTO said that the driver’s employer, Digital Network Communications and Computers, Inc. (DNCCI), was also asked to explain why the company should not be penalized or fined for failure to exercise due diligence in hiring and supervising the driver.

The agency further directed Dizon and DNCCI’s Corporate Secretary to file a sworn explanation why the vehicle and Dizon’s driver’s license should not be held liable administratively.

Dizon is currently detained at the Manila Police District Station 3 and will face charges for hit-and-run and serious physical injury.

LTO extends validity of registration of vehicles with plate numbers ending in 6,7,8

Marje Pelayo   •   August 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is extending the validity of registration of motor vehicles with plate numbers ending in 6, 7 and 8 until September 30.

The advisory is in line with the implementation of the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in the National Capital Region and nearby areas in Region 4A.

The measure aims to avoid congestion at all LTO offices and to consistently observe social distancing during the community quarantine.

Likewise, this will ensure orderly processing of transactions without compromising the health of both the agency’s personnel and clients.

The agency assures that the validity extension will not incur any penalty or surcharge for concerned vehicle owners . 

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Traditional jeepney drivers na pumapasada nang walang QR code, huhulihin – LTO

Robie de Guzman   •   July 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Nagbabala ang mga kawani ng Land Transportation Office (LTO) na huhulihin nila ang traditional jeepney drivers na pumapasada nang walang naka-paskil na QR code.

Ang QR code ay patunay na kabilang ang isang jeepney unit sa mga pinayagan nang magbalik-operasyon sa gitna ng community quarantine.

Ibinibigay ito sa jeepney driver kung kasama sila sa listahan ng mga operator at driver na pinahintulutang magbalik-pasada. Makikita ang listahang ito sa website at social media account ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

“Tini–check namin y’ong QR code na ‘yan ng LTFRB. Na-download na nila, so, ‘yan, naka-display na ngayon sa jeep. Plus y’ong protocol natin: social distancing, thermal, face mask,” ani Retired Col. Rolando Abelardo, ang team leader ng LTO mobile 102 Central Office.

Samantala, limang pampasaherong jeep ang hinuli sa operasyon ng Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (IACT) ngayong araw sa Malabon City dahil sa sirang gulong at tail light.

“Basta nag-comply lang siguro sila na makakuha ng QR code and then y’ong sasakyan naman hindi naman nila chineck,” ani Col. Rosenso Borja ng IACT Team Barracuda.

Kaya paalala ng mga otoridad sa mga tsuper ng jeep na tiyaking nasa maayos na kondisyon ang kanilang mga sasakyan bago bumiyahe upang makaiwas sa disgrasya. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Asher Cadapan Jr.)

Pag-iisyu ng student driver’s permit, suspindido simula July 1 – LTO

Robie de Guzman   •   June 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Pansamantalang ititigil ng Land Transportation Office (LTO) ang pag-iisyu ng student driver’s license simula sa Miyerkules, Hulyo 1.

Ayon kat LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante, layon ng suspensyon na maisaayos ang bagong proseso sa pagkuha ng student driver’s permit na inaasahang ipatutupad sa buwan ng Agosto.

Sa bagong proseso, obligadong sumailalim ang aplikante sa 15-oras na theoretical lecture kung saan tatalakayin ang mga batas trapiko at polisiya sa pagmamaneho para sa ligtas na pagbiyahe sa kalsada.

Ang lecture ay maaaring isagawa sa tanggapan ng LTO o sa accredited driving schools na nakalista sa website ng ahensiya.

Wala pang inilalabas na detalye ang ahensiya kung magkano ang singil para sa lecture sessions.

Ayon sa LTO, muling bubuksan ang proseso sa aplikasyon ng student driver’s license kasabay ng pagpapatupad ng bagong sistema sa Agosto 3.

Muli namang nagpa-alala ang ahensiya sa publiko na huwag makipag-transaksiyon sa mga tinatawag na ‘fixers’ o sa mga hindi otorisadong indibidwal kaugnay ng pagkuha ng lisensiya. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Asher Cadapan Jr.)

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