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BRING BACK LIBRENG SAKAY, PLATE NUMBER BUDGET – LEE

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee called on Congress to restore the requested budget of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) for its Service Contracting program “Libreng Sakay”, and the proposed allocation of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to address its backlog on plate numbers. During his interpellation on the proposed 2023 DOTr budget, Lee underscored […]

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MMDA TO LTO: LIFT ALARM ON NCAP-TAGGED VEHICLES

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has requested the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to temporarily lift the tagging and alarm on vehicles apprehended under the agency’s No Contact Apprehension Policy following the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) by the Supreme Court late last month. In his letter to LTO’s service provider Stradcom Corporation, […]

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LTO DISTRICT OFFICE OPENS IN DINAGAT ISLANDS SOON

Preparations are underway for the establishment of a Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Dinagat Islands, Dinagat Governor Nilo Demerey Jr. said.“The opening of a regular LTO district office is a great relief for the people of Dinagat Islands,” Demerey stressed. The governor met with the top officials of the LTO in the Caraga Region, led […]

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MMDA, LTO INK DATA SHARING PACT – ARTES

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) inked a Memorandum of Agreement interconnecting their data systems for quicker sharing of information on motorists and vehicles involved in traffic violations and apprehensions. The MOA signed by MMDA Chairman Atty. Romando Artes and LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante establishing the LTO-MMDA […]

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GORDON: FORM OPS CENTER VS ‘RIDING-IN-TANDEM’

Senator Dick Gordon lashed out at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) for its delay in creating the Joint Operations Center with the Philippine National Police (PNP) as mandated under the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Law. Gordon, the author of Republic Act (RA) 11235, or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act, said the creation of the Joint LTO-PNP […]

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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 […]