The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Tagbilaran City will call on the city police to rid the agency’s vicinity of fixers who have been freely running their operations right outside its office.
Tagbilaran City LTO registrar Erwin Patalinghug said that he will ask the city police chief, Supt. George Vale, to post police outside the office to disperse fixers pestering and victimizing people who have transactions with the agency.
According to Patalinghug, the often unscrupulous operation remains rampant but the office has its hands tied as the fixers are conducting their transactions with the public outside of the LTO premises.
Fixers and even those working for private agencies are not allowed to hold transactions within the LTO premises, Patalinghug added.
He also warned the public to avoid transactions with fixers and advised those who have businesses with the LTO to directly deal with agency personnel inside the office instead.
There had been numerous reports of fixers taking advantage of those with transactions with the LTO but the perpetrators have not been penalized or arrested as the dealings were made outside the agency’s office. (with reports from Allen Doydora)