BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera office of the Land Transportation Office (LTO-CAR) announced there is no problem in securing and the subsequent issuance of the confirmation of registration of motor vehicles that are actually registered in the various district offices in the region, unlike those that are registered in areas outside the agency’s area of responsibility.
LTO-CAR regional director Francis Ray Almora stated that in the first place, the agency does not require the confirmation of registration of motor vehicles that are transferred in the name of buyers because the agency’s system in the region is in place and does not have any serious problems with such transactions.
However, he pointed out that for motor vehicles registered in areas outside the region, the LTO-CAR district offices require the confirmation of registration of motor vehicles from the places where they were previously registered to avoid problems related to transactions on the said vehicles.
The LTO-CAR official claimed that the serious delays in the release of the confirmation of registration of sold motor vehicles is actually not the fault of the LTO-CAR district offices where the purchased motor vehicles are supposed to be registered but actually lies on the source of the confirmation documents.
Almora made the clarification after numerous complaints were brought to his attention by buyers of motor vehicles from other places outside the region and are being registered in the different district offices in the Cordillera over the past several months.
According to him, the sellers of these motor vehicles should take the initiative of assisting their buyers by following up the immediate release of the confirmation of registration of vehicles they sold so that the new owners could already transfer the registration of the said vehicles in their names as new owners of the same.
He appealed to the buyers of second-hand motor vehicles registered outside the region to constantly follow-up the timely release of the required confirmation of registration from their sources so that they can immediately transfer the registration of the vehicles in their name to legalize their ownership.
Director Almora reported that the Land Transportation Management System (LTMs) in the different district offices in the region is already in place thus there is no serious problem with the registration of the new owners of second-hand motor vehicles registered already in the region and the agency does not require the confirmation documents when the purchased vehicles are being registered.
Almora called on the motor vehicles owners who are experiencing this problem to follow up the matter with their sellers to help them facilitate the release of the confirmation documents for them to be able to register the said vehicles in their names.
He expressed hope that the matter will be resolved by the concerned LTO offices outside the region so that there will be smooth transactions with the LTO-CAR district offices when registering purchased second hand motor vehicles.