Second District Rep. Aris Aumentado on Wednesday filed a bill seeking to upgrade the Land Transportation Office in Talibon into a district office to address the lessened capacity of the LTO Jagna which remained without a permanent facility.
According to Aumentado, House Bill 8017 will improve the Talibon extension office’s licensing services and help decongest the LTO Tagbilaran after the district office in Jagna moved out of its office in July.
The LTO in Jagna was given until July 31 to use its office space in the town as the facility was turned over to the Land Bank of the Philippines.
Jagna LTO was initially expected to start operating at Garcia Hernandez town’s motor pool within the month.
Aumentado said that the bill will provide convenience to LTO clients, particularly those supposedly catered by the Jagna LTO.
The upgrade of the Talibon office will also provide easier access to residents in the second district and nearby towns, he added.
For his part, LTO Central Visayas director Victor Caindec proposed to have one regular LTO office in each of the province’s three districts to minimize congestion.
Bohol LTO has been struggling with its accommodation of clients due to the high number of transactions made at its offices in the province.
The LTO office in Tagbilaran was intended to process 80 to 100 transactions per day based on its physical setup.
However, the office has been catering to around 300 clients in a day, said Aumentado.
Bohol has two district offices, one in Tagbilaran City and another in Jagna which was recently closed.
The LTO has a driver’s renewal center at the Island City Mall and a temporary offsite printing office at Alturas in Tagbilaran City.
Meanwhile, the Talibon office is currently classified as a satellite office. (RT)