Fewer transactions at Alturas TOPO, says LTO officer

The Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) Temporary Offsite Printing Office (TOPO) in Tagbilaran City has so far printed 5,807 plastic driver’s licenses since it was launched on July 7 amid a reported backlog of 40,000 licenses.

According to Rosenda Esoy, officer-in-charge of the TOPO, fewer applicants have been visiting their office to have their licenses processed as of late compared with when the facility was newly launched in July.


The LTO aimed to address or at least lessen the backlog within three months, the agreed upon duration for the TOPO to remain at the Alturas Mall based on the memorandum of agreement signed by the agency and mall management.

Victor Caindec, LTO 7 regional director, earlier said that the TOPO can print up to 10,000 driver’s licenses each month.

However, Esoy noted the possibility that many applicants will still not be issued licenses before the TOPO operations are stopped given that only a few people have been having their licenses processed for printing at the temporary facility.

Esoy encouraged those who have pending transactions for license printing to visit the TOPO and avail of its free service while it is still open.

If the TOPO site is closed, clients can still transact with the LTO Tagbilaran and the Driver’s License Renewal Center at the Island City Mall in Tagbilaran City, she said. (ad)

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