The Land Transportation Office-7 is planning to add two more offices in Bohol which will be the fifth and sixth LTO branches in the province, said a regional official of the agency.
According to LTO-7 operations division chief Joel Maloloy-on, they have been receiving requests and proposals urging the establishment of more offices in Bohol which they are now considering.
The towns of Tubigon and Carmen have been considered as possible locations for the new offices, Maloloy-on said.
The LTO official who led the inauguration of a Driver’s License Renewal Office (DLRO) at Island City Mall Wednesday said that more LTO branches would provide convenience to the public and hasten processing of documents.
However, Maloloy-on admitted that the establishment of new offices will be a tall order as it would take a long process which requires thorough study and a large budget.
Meanwhile, the LTO is also planning to extend office hours to make up for the backlog in pending processes particularly the issuance of plastic driver’s licenses.
Dermalog machines are set to be utilized within the year in the four existing LTO offices in Bohol to print plastic licenses, said Maloloy-on.
The LTO-7 will also be hiring 40 more employees to address its current lack of personnel, he added.
Bohol has a total of four LTO branches including two offices in Tagbilaran City, one in Jagna and another in Talibon. (R.Tutas)