Blackouts affect LTO operations PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 14:38

The continued power outages in Zamboanga City  have affected the operations of the Land Transportation Office 9, particularly in the processing of motorvehicles documentation and issuances of licenses.

LTO-9 Director Aminola P. Abaton disclosed that the blackouts not only affect the operations of the LTO Zamboanga City District Office and Driver License Renewal Center in Yubengco Mall in Putik but also the district offices in Dipolog and Pagadian City.

Abaton said it is not only Zamboanga City that is experiencing blackouts, but also in Dipolog City, Pagadian City, Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga City.
“It (blackout) hampers our operations  because district offices in Dipolog City, Pagadian City, DLRC Yubengco Mall and Zamboanga City use computers to process motorvehicle registrations and licenses.

LTO’s Law Enforcement  Division is likewise affected because it encodes all its operations in computers. 

According to Abaton, Dipolog City, Pagadian City and Zamboanga City are experiencing  three to four-hour black-outs.   
“To maintain a generator is very costly,”,Abaton said.

LTO Zamboanga City District Office Head Noel M. Noche reported to Abaton during a meeting yesterday that his office continues to evaluate documents of motorvehicle registration  even though the office experiences blackouts.

Meanwhile, Abaton directed Noche and all district offices in the region to give a written authority to each motorvehicle owner to use a temporary improvised plate number  for their unit if district offices have no available plate numbers.

“My prime instruction here is to give consideration to every client of LTO9 so that they will not violate the “No Travel No Plate” policy. — Allen Abastillas