The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Tagbilaran City will not be able to process new driver’s license applications due to a technical problem which started in mid-April.
LTO’s Tagbilaran office was the only branch which processed new drivers’ licenses for first-time applicants in the entire province.
According to LTO Tagbilaran information officer Florencio Balazuela, the scanner machine which processed exam results of new applicants bogged down on April 17.
It was immediately transported to the LTO’s regional headquarters in Cebu for repairs.
However, the LTO 7 has yet to notify its Tagbilaran office on when repairs will be completed or if a new machine will be sent to the province.
The Tagbilaran LTO in turn appealed to new applicants to postpone transactions pending the repair or replacement of the unit.
Balazuela estimated that LTO Tagbilaran received 70 to 100 new driver’s license applicants each day before their system bogged down.
Meanwhile, regular operations continued for driver’s license renewal and issuance of student’s permits. (A. Doydora)