Blackouts affect LTO services PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 March 2014 11:05

Continuing blackout or power interruption in Zamboanga Peninsula has affected the delivery of quality time management services to the clients of the Land Transportation Offices-9 and its different District Offices in the region.

During the Regional Quality Service Team (RQST) Quarterly Conference at a local hotel yesterday,  LTO-9 Director Aminola P. Abaton received different reports  from district offices staff and officers on motorvehicle registrations and licencing  divisions regarding the power crisis that has brought some problems in LTO’s operations, particularly its services to the clients.

Licensing Officer Romulo Navarro of the Driver License and Registration Center located at Yubengco Mall in Barangay Putik reported that constant blackout and power interruption has affected the delivery of quality time management because the power outages have caused trouble and malfunctions to the computers’ Central Panel Unit.

Navarro said irregular power on and off has also caused malfunctions to the  ID lamination because of unstable power supply.

The Pagadian City Dsitrict Office reported that power interruption has triggered delay of service because constant blackouts are erratic.

In Pagadian, blackout happens in the morning and in the afternoon. Although the LTO unit thereat have generator sets same as in Dipolog City and in other district offices, still delays of delivery of services to clients occur.

One officer said they do not run the office generator set continuously because they also intend to save fuel.

The LTO Molave unit also reported that they want to deliver quality time management service, but power outages prevent them from doing so as delays always happen during blackouts. — Allen Abastillas