LTO From Left: Atty. Joseph J. Marigomen, Chief Legal Officer, MPTC; Roberto V. Bontia, Chief Transportation Officer, MPTC; Raul L. Ignacio, President, and GM-MPT South Management Corp.; Assistant Secretary and LTO Chief Edgar C. Galvante; LTO-LES, NCR-West Director Atty. Clarence V. Guinto; LTO-LES Deputy Director Bob Valera; and other LTO officers show the MOA after the signing agreement in Quezon City. Photo courtesy by LTO-LES

LTO, MPTC ink accord on toll road users’ safety

May 6, 2022 Jun I. Legaspi 276 views

THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) yet again entered into a partnership by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at Seda Vertis North last May 2, 2022 to ensure the safety and convenience of all toll road users.

The MOA was executed by and between LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar C. Galvante and MPTC President and CEO Rodrigo E. Franco on behalf of LTO and MPTC.

The same was witnessed by the LTO – Law Enforcement Services Deputy Director Bob A. Valera and MPTC South President and General Manager Raul L. Ignacio.

Other Officials from LTO who were key instruments for the success of this event also attended.

The MOA serves as a collaboration between the agencies to strengthen the implementation of traffic laws, rules, and regulations to ensure the safety and convenience of all toll road users.

Under this agreement, the LTO shall deputize traffic patrol officers of the MPTC toll roads to enforce land transportation laws, rules, and regulations inside expressways.

On the other hand, the MPTC shall report their apprehensions electronically through technological integration of the MPTC system with the LTO database.

“To make land travel more comfortable and safer, this collaboration is very effective and helpful to all of us. Like LTO, MPTC is also promoting digitalization which is timely and will do a lot in the realization of our endeavor,” said Assistant Secretary Edgar C. Galvante.

Acting Director of the Law Enforcement Service & Regional Director of LTO – NCR West, Atty. Clarence V. Guinto supported this by saying:

“With this collaboration, the manual inputting of traffic violations will be eliminated, making both our services more efficient and effective. Gone will be the days of manually submitting and inputting about five hundred (500) violation tickets per day.”

MPTC President and CEO Rodrigo Franco further emphasized the essence of the MOA, “The LTO and MPTC have a common mission, and that is to promote safety and comfort of our motorists. their passengers, and the public in general. We also join hands with LTO in our common pursuit for digitalization. Working with LTO on these twin objectives is a privilege as we’re working on something important and bigger than us. Thank you for this joint initiative to champion the welfare of our common customers the motoring public.”