TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The Cordillera office of the Land Transportation Office (LTO-CAR) lauded the various local governments that contributed in the successful conduct of the agency’s road safety awareness campaign among their officials and employees to help in ensuring the safe travel of people to and from their destinations.
LTO-CAR officials were in the city and the province over the past several days to conduct the necessary information and education campaign among employees of the provincial and city governments on the agency’s comprehensive drivers education, the Land Transportation Management Information System (LTMS) and the licensing and registration programs among others for them to be the ones to cascade the same to the grassroots level.
LTO-CAR regional director Francis Ray Almora stated that the support displayed by Tabuk City officials led by Mayor Darwin C. Estran֮ero and Kalinga provincial officials headed by Gov. Ferdinand Tubban by providing the needed resources for the agency’s road safety awareness campaign is a testament of the harmonious working relationship between the concerned government agencies and the local governments.
Earlier, the Apayao provincial government under the leadership of Gov. Eleanor Bulut-Begtang also spearheaded a similar road safety awareness campaign among the officials and employees for them to be the agency’s partners in intensifying the agency’s road safety awareness campaign in their places.
Director Almora pointed out that by informing and educating the public on the road safety regulations, motorists will be able to prevent the occurrence of untoward incidents that may result in the loss of lives and inflict damage to properties.
LTO-CAR officials and employees will continue to go around the region to intensify the agency’s road safety awareness campaign to inform and educate motorists to adhere to the rules and regulations that will ensure their safe travel to and from their destinations.
At present, all the LTO district offices in the region were already on board the LTMS that will improve the delivery of the services to the agency’s clients year-round.
Almora is the chairman of the LTO LTMS steering committee that oversees the ongoing roll out of this system in the different regional and district offices around the country to significantly improve the daily transactions in the LTO offices.
The LTO-CAR official urged other local government units to replicate what the provincial governments of Apayao and Kalinga and the city government of Tabuk had done to ensure that the programs, projects and activities of the agency will be cascaded to the grassroots level for the people to be fully aware of the prevailing rules and regulations being enforced to guarantee road safety when travelling along roads in the different parts of the country.
He assured concerned stakeholders that the LTO will always be ready to extend assistance to ensure that people are fully aware of the road safety regulations for their own safety and that of others.