The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is planning to establish at least two licensing centers in Bohol in a bid to decongest existing offices of the agency and raise licensing and vehicle registration compliance among motorists in the province.
LTO 7 director Victor Caindec on Tuesday told dyRD Balita that they will be upgrading their temporary offsite printing office at the Alturas Mall in Tagbilaran City into a licensing center next week.
“Ang Alturas kadtong gihimo nato nga printing area sauna, ma-upgrade na siya, dili ra siya printing area, mahimo na siya nga licensing. Himoon na g’yud siyang regular nga office,” Caindec said.
The LTO 7 chief also confirmed that they are planning to open an office in Panglao, but said that the processing of documents for the branch is still in its initial stage.
“Ang Tubigon pasar naman na siya. Ang Panglao gisugdan pa og trabaho ang proseso,” he said.
Caindec was referring to Republic Act 11276 or An Act Establishing an Extension Office of the Land Transportation Office in the Municipality of Tubigon which was signed into law by President Duterte on April 12, 2019.
The LTO is now looking for a site for the facility.
According to Caindec, Bohol has a low compliance with licensing and vehicle registration policies possibly due to inconvenience of processing at congested offices.
“Ubos ang compliance dinha sa Bohol. Maghinaut ta na og madaghan-daghan ang atong opisina mataas-taas ang compliance,” said Caidec. “Tingale tan-aw sa mga taw na lisod erenew, hassle, walay dakop.”
Currently, there are two LTO district offices in Bohol which are located in Tagbilaran City and Garcia Hernandez and one extension office in Talibon. (R. Tutas)