The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Tagbilaran City is set to start printing plastic driver’s licenses again on Thursday after almost three months of suspending the service due to malfunctioning equipment.
The Tagbilaran LTO has been provided a new printing machine but the device was still being programmed, said the agency’s Tagbilaran chief Jubilee Dionson.
“Hopefully by tomorrow ma-okay na og program kay mi-communicate na mi sa central [office] kay e-online mana siya diri sa atoang system,” he said on Wednesday.
According to Dionson, the original machine allocated for their Tagbilaran office was still being fixed prompting them to request for another unit.
“Gipa-ayo namo tong amo diri. Ang kaning naa namo karon kay gikan mani sa regional office, bag-o mani. So maong gi-program pa,” Dionson said.
The device started to malfunction some time in March due to a damaged gear.
“Ag gear na mopadagan sa ID card padung sa laser printer niya, di mo dagan. Dili na modagan kay ang gear haros,” said Dionsion.
For over two months, only LTO branches at the Alturas Mall and the Island City Mall (ICM) were printing driver’s licenses in the entire province.
Two weeks ago however the machine at the ICM LTO office also bogged down leaving only the Alturas branch with a functioning printing device.
“Nadaot sugod two weeks ago, ila pa pud gi-report pero wa pa mi feedback kung naayo na ba,” Dionson added. (A. Doydora)