LAND Transportation Office (LTO) chief Assistant Secretary Atty. Vigor Mendoza II is eyeing to utilize malls as distribution points of the unclaimed plates to ensure their fast release in line with the directive of Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Jaime Bautista.
Mendoza said the LTO could tap malls to help in the distribution system so that the agency’s district offices will not be overwhelmed.
He added that an appointment scheme could be enforced to ensure a smooth distribution and release of the unclaimed licensed plates.
“We are now looking at the distribution system, kausap natin ‘yung mga dealers, and malls na pwede rin silang point of distribution not necessarily our own district offices kasi baka ma-overwhelm ehed. Then we will also start the appointment system. Para ‘yung mga taong gustong kumuha ng plaka ay kailangang mag-appointment pagdating nila doon,” Mendoza said.
Mendoza added that “mystery applicants” would be tasked to verify information that some individuals are supposedly using the distribution process for money.
“And we will put mystery persons who will get their plates no para malaman natin, ma-validate at ma-monitor natin kung talagang pineperahan yung taong ‘to o hind,” he said.