‘Wag tularan! LTO summons jeepney driver playing mobile games while driving

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 18, 2020   •   725

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has summoned the jeepney driver in a viral video that showed the latter playing mobile games while driving.

According to the Facebook post of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the LTO has identified the said driver and will be summoned along with the operator of the said jeepney.

The DOTr advises motorists not to follow the jeepney driver’s actions and to abide by the provisions of Republic Act No. 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act.—AAC

LTO offices in GCQ areas to resume operations

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 13, 2020

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has announced that their offices in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) will resume operations beginning Wednesday (May 13).

Once work operations resumes, the LTO encourages clients to follow health and safety protocols being enforced in its offices.

  • WEARING of face masks is MANDATORY;
  • PHYSICAL and SOCIAL DISTANCING shall be observed at all times; and
  • Transactions of persons below 21 years old, those who are 60 years old and above, pregnant women, shall only be allowed after the lifting of the Community Quarantine.

GCQ areas include: Region II, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Region III, Region IV-A (except Laguna), Region VII (except Cebu City), Region IX, Region XI, and Region XIII. AAC

LTO warns public against online fixers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 8, 2020

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has warned the public against paying online fixers for the application and/or renewal of driver’s licenses.

The LTO has received reports of unscrupulous individuals on social media who are offering to facilitate driver’s licenses application or renewal.

They agency has been conducting investigations to identify the said individuals as well as those who availed their services. The LTO is prepared to file appropriate criminal, civil, and administrative charges against them.

“The LTO strongly cautions our clients and the general public that the said services are not authorized, and patently illegal,” the LTO said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the LTO reiterates they temporarily suspended applications for and/or renewal of driver’s licenses, other permits, and registration of motor vehicles due to the enhanced community quarantine.

All expired license, permits, and registration of motor vehicles will remain valid. AAC

Driver’s licenses that expired during ECQ given 60-day grace period

Marje Pelayo   •   May 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has extended the validity of drivers license which expired in the duration of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

In an advisory, the LTO said drivers licenses that expired within the ECQ period will remain valid for 60 days or two months upon lifting of the lockdown. 

Also, the LTO has waived the penalties for late registration of vehicles and driver’s license that lapsed during the ECQ. 

Meanwhile, the LTO said all physical transactions related to the agency will be limited only to offices in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ). 

In an interview, LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante said they will reduce the number of personnel at transaction counters.

Considering the bulk of transactions, the LTO is considering Saturday operations to accommodate more applicants.

Galvante said they will give priority to frontliners in the opening of the offices once the quarantine restrictions are lifted.

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