BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera office of the Land Transportation Office (LTO-CAR) disclosed that the engravers that are instrumental in the printing of the driver’s license cards in the agency’s district offices around the region are now operational to cater to the needs of the applicants for the license.
LTO-CAR regional director Francis Ray Almora reports that since the engravers are now operational, applicants for driver’s license who were not able to get their cards can visit the district offices where they filed their applications for the issuance of the same.
He said that the backlog in the printing of the license cards in the district offices had already been addressed with the operation of the engravers that is why applicants who have not been issued the license cards could already visit the district offices to get the said printed cards.
The LTO-CAR official claimed that applicants who were already contacted by the concerned personnel should already visit the district offices where they filed their applications for the issuance of driver’s license to get their respective cards.
On the other hand, Director Almora stipulated that the backlog on the renewal of registration of motor vehicles was also addressed that is why the backlog for the same in the district offices have also been addressed to allow the easing up of transactions.
He expressed his gratitude to the public for their understanding on the glitches encountered by the LTO-CAR and the different district offices in the shift from the traditional processing of applications for issuance of driver’s licenses and renewal of registration of motor vehicles to the present Land Transportation Management System (LTMs) that will pave the way for easier conduct of transactions with the agency.
Almora is the chairperson of the LTO Steering Committee for the effective and efficient roll out of the LTMs in the different regional and district offices in the country.
Under the LTMS, transactions in the LTO include online appointment system, traffic adjudication system, registration system, law enforcement system, driver’s licensing system, online payment system, online portal among others.
He advised the applicants visiting the different district offices for the release of their driver’s license cards and the registration of their motor vehicles to strictly adhere to the ongoing implementation of the minimum public health standards to avoid the occurrence of unnecessary incidents that may cause the transmission of the dreaded COVID-19 which could trigger future surges in cases in the city.
Almora added that the LTO-CAR continues to work on how to further improve the delivery of the necessary services to the agency’s clients with the fast-changing times caused by the advancement of information and communication technology which must be embraced to speed up the transactions in the said agency.
He asserted that the agency will continue to address issues and concerns brought to their attention by the increasing number of clients in the regional and district offices pursuant to their mandate from the central office, especially in addressing the backlogs created by the shift to the digital system.