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The Philippines’ ridesharing industry has seen exponential growth in the few short years it has existed. Beginning with GrabCar in 2015, ridesharing apps have come (MiCab, Owto, HirNa) and gone (hello, Uber), but there’s no question the industry continues to thrive. Of course, as with anything that evolves, there’s bound …

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) tasked the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Philippine National Railways (PNR) to come up with a mechanism for strict enforcement of safety measures to prevent accidents at railroad crossings. In a directive, the DOTr reminded the LTO to strictly implement Section 42 (d) of …

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As part of its efforts to uphold gender equality in all fields of social activity, the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) has deployed a special unit composed of female motorcycle riders who will help their male counterparts in the flow of traffic along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA). …

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Drivers who fail to stop at railroad crossings will be slapped with stiff sanctions by the Land Transportation Office (LTO). This follows the directive of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to the LTO on the strict implementation of Section 42 (d) of Republic Act No. 4136, also known as the …

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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is encouraging drivers and commuters alike to file complaints against abusive public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and LTO personnel following their recognition of multimedia reporter Gillian Cortez for filing a lasciviousness complaint against an abusive Grab driver. Atty. Clarence Guinto, LTO National Capital Region West …

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 The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is set to revise the procedure in acquiring a license to ensure that drivers are competent and disciplined. LTO-Region 9 Director Atty. Aminola Abaton said the agency seeks to “standardize the requirements for its training and education.”  Abaton said he currently heads the technical working …

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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has revoked the Professional driver’s license of a driver for Grab Philippines for inappropriate behavior against a female passenger while aboard the vehicle. LTO National Capital Region (NCR) West Regional Director and concurrent Acting Director for Law Enforcement Service (LES) Atty. Clarence ‘Chuck’ V. Guinto …

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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) wishes to clarify that the procurement of PHP3.9 million worth of mobile phones and tablets, tagged by the Commission on Audit (COA) in its report as “expensive,” actually spanned a three-year procurement period, starting CY 2015 until CY 2018, with most of the devices bought …

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The Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) is set to open five more licensing offices in the region this year. Transportation Office Regional Director Victor Caindec said they are targeting to open 12 licensing offices until December 2019 and they have already opened four earlier this year and three …

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The Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) has implemented a 30-minute timeline for every transaction to fast-track the delivery of services to the public. Joel Maloloy-on, LTO-7 Operations chief, said they implemented the timeline to provide fast and efficient service to driving licenses and vehicle registration applicants in line …

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MMDA Illegal Parking

Traffic in Metro Manila is already a “crisis situation,” hence the need for drastic measures like the “no garage, no car” policy, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said in an interview recently at the Philippine News Agency‘s ‘Pros and Cons’ program. “Traffic is caused …

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The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has commended the Land Transportation Office (LTO) “…for exemplary service and support in the implementation of the Ease of Doing Business law.” ARTA Director General (DG) Atty. Jeremiah Beljica presented the Certificate of Commendation to LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar C. Galvante during the LTO-NCR West …

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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has revealed that its online payment collection for the initial registration of motor vehicles has reached more than PHP1 billion last June 2019, barely a year after implementing the online payment for the registration of brand-new motor vehicles. To mark this milestone, the agency is …

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Senator Win Gatchalian has refiled a bill seeking to implement a “no parking space, no car policy” in Metro Manila. Gatchalian said Senate Bill No. 368, otherwise known as the ‘Proof-Of-Parking Space Act,’ would require prospective buyers of motor vehicles to present a notarized affidavit showing that they have a …

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Just over two years after the Supreme Court (SC) ordered the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to refund the fees it collected from vehicle owners for its aborted Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) project, the agency is finally pushing through with the refund, with a total amount of PHP359 each. Broken down, …

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