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SCRAP DRIVER’S ED IN LICENSE RENEWAL – RODRIGUEZ

A leader of the House of Representatives urged the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to remove the additional requirement of acquiring a certification of completion of the comprehensive driver’s education (CDE) for people renewing their driver’s licenses. In filing House Resolution 2425, Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez said the CDE will […]

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LTO MEMO ON VEHICLE INSPECTION BRINGS RELIEF – POE

Senator Grace Poe welcomed the formal issuance of a memorandum suspending mandatory vehicle inspection exclusively by private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVICs), saying this should temporarily put to rest the qualms and confusion over the policy. “At the minimum, this assures our vehicle owners and motorists a choice that is more convenient and favorable to them […]

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BAYANING TSUPER BACKS DRIVER REFRESHER COURSE

Bayaning Tsuper Party-list first nominee Atty. Aminola “Alex” Abaton agrees with the new Land Transportation Office (LTO) policy for drivers to undergo a comprehensive driver’s education and proficiency exam before their license can be renewed to a 10-year validity period. In an interview Atty. Abaton welcomed LTO’s move, saying the initiative will help ensure driver […]

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POE TO LTO: ISSUE MEMO ON VEHICLE INSPECTIONS

Senator Grace Poe called out the indecorum of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) who failed to issue a formal memorandum that inspection by Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers (PMVICs) remains optional and not mandatory, resulting in confusion and chaos among motorists in the different regions. “That’s very unprofessional. Ano ba naman ‘yung isang page na […]

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NEW LTO OFFICE FOR NEGOCC GETS HOUSE OK — BENITEZ

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading the establishment of a district office (DO) of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental. House Bill 8034, authored by Third District Representative Jose Francisco Benitez, aims to fast-track the applications for driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations in the area. “This […]

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DON’T PHASEOUT JEEPNEYS IN PANDEMIC – POE

Senator Grace Poe recently conducted a hearing on the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) to hear both sides of concerns coming from the stakeholders of the transportation sector and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). “Lagi kong sinasabi ito tuwing mga drayber ang pinag-uusapan: Gusto nating maging ligtas ang ating mga daan […]

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SENATE HAS ONLINE DESK FOR LTO COMPLAINTS – GORDON

Motorists, especially motorcycle owners, can now send their concerns and grievances on poor and unlawful services by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) through an online complaint desk launched by the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee. “Mayroon na ngayong malalapitan ang mga kababayan nating sawa na sa mabagal o tiwaling serbisyo ng LTO lalo na ‘yung milyon-milyong […]

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DEFER VEHICLE INSPECTION SYSTEM – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva has sought the suspension of the implementation of the New Motor Vehicle Inspection System (NMVIS) as transport regulators and private-owned motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVIC) failed to demonstrate preparedness to consistently and fairly implement new vehicle registration standards. At the hearing of the Senate public services committee, Villanueva lamented that officials of […]

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IMPLEMENT MOTORCYCLE CRIME PREVENTION LAW – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon reiterated that the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Law will protect the public from crimes committed using motorcycles and will help secure the motorcycle owners and riders from being victimized and used by criminals for illegal and brutal acts. Gordon, author of Republic Act No. 11235, pointed out that the number of people being […]

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ARREST RIDING-IN-TANDEM CRIMINALS – GORDON

With the increasing number of motorcycle riding-in-tandem-related crimes in the country, Senator Dick Gordon stated that motorcycle riding assassins should be arrested and stressed that such crimes should be stopped immediately in the name of public safety. Gordon has been condemning the killings committed by motorcycle-riding gunmen and has been consistently reiterating his call for […]