LTO’s new chief gets transition report from predecessor PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 11:45

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

Newly assumed Land Transportation Office chief Undersecretary Edgar Galvante finally received the transition report of the office from his predecessor Roberto P. Cabrera July 1 at the LTO central office.

LTO-9 Director Aminola P. Abaton disclosed that after the turnover, Usec. Galvante met with the different directors and discussed his priorities.

Abaton said Galvante directed directors to study on how to streamline the paperwork needs of applicants of licenses and the requirements of documents necessary.

As much as possible LTO regional directors are directed to solve the “pila-pila” system of applicants, remove fixers and give the applicants swift delivery of services.

Abaton said the directives of  Galvante are expected to be implemented by August after thorough studies

Abaton likewise reported that in his area of jurisdiction, LTO-9 has a mobile electronic-patrol services for licenses and Driver License Renewal Center in Yubengco Mall aimed to decongest the number of license applicants.  Drivers can renew their licenses with any district office in the region.

Meanwhile, Abaton together with his law enforcement officers attended a two-day seminar in Davao City last week.

During the seminar, LTO and The Land of Transportation and Franchizing Regulatory Board discussed the revision of the Joint Adimistrative Order between the two agencies.    Abaton said the two offices will focus on the impostion of fines and penalties against reckless drivers and driving without license.

“We give focus on the two things to prevent accidents and its cost to lives and punish the violators for irresponsible driving,” Abaton said. — Allen Abastillas