The Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 inaugurated on Wednesday morning its Licensing Extension Office at a mall in Tagbilaran City as part of a multiphase effort to establish licensing centers across the province to curb congestion at existing offices of the agency.
LTO 7 director Victor Caindec, Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell Yap II and Marlito Uy of the Alturas Group of Companies led the inauguration of the facility which has an “open-office concept” inside the Alturas Mall.
“Mas transparent na ang proseso, gi-open na ang examination room. Dako atong pagsalig na sama sa atong gibuhat sa SM Seaside na open-office concept pasabot walay mga tago-tago na divider. Kita ang tanang lihok sa arong mga trabahante,” said Caindec.
The new facility is a full licensing office where the public can apply for new driver’s licenses, student’s permits and renewal of licenses.
According to Caindec, the new office is seen to ease congestion at the LTO Tagbilaran District Office which has constantly been drawing flak for its reported slow service.
Two new licensing centers which will be erected in Talibon and Garcia Hernandez will also be inaugurated in the “next few days.”
“Mao ng reason na ang atong Tagbilaran office na pirme mapuno tungod kay wa may laing opisina na mo hatag sa saktong serbisyo. Atong gipaningkamutan kuyog ang atong partners sa Bohol media na medyo maoy naghagit nato na mo hatag og maayong pang serbisyo naablihan na g’yud ang atong licensing extension office,” he said.
Caindec also thanked Uy, Yap, First District Rep. Edgar Chatto and Governor Arthur Yap for supporting the LTO 7’s efforts to put up more offices in the province despite “limited” funds.
Meanwhile, more projects are in the pipeline for the LTO 7 including the renovation of the old Tagbilaran District Office and the opening of a licensing office in Panglao.
In April, President Duterte signed into law a measure that will establish an LTO extension office in Tubigon. The agency however is still looking for a site for the facility in the town. (RT)