VEHICLE registration and driver’s license issuance may soon be smoother if a proposal seeking to convert the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Las Piñas Extension Office into a regular district office filed by Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar is passed into law.
Villar filed House Bill (HB) 10499 to benefit drivers and owners of motor vehicles and to ensure faster transactions in the said office as “transportation is a driver of the economy.”
“Upgrading of services means development and converting the LTO office from its present extension status to a regular district office would mean faster processing of transactions and shorter queues in application and registration,” the lawmaker said in filing the measure.
The bill is consistent with the policy enshrined in LTO Memorandum Circular 2020-2200 or the Guidelines on the Creation of LTO District Offices which states that the agency shall serve the greatest number of people in the transportation sector of the city and its nearby population, address the increasing volume of transactions, streamline the processes and simplify the ease of doing business.
If passed, initial funding of the new district office shall be charged against the current year’s appropriations of the Las Piñas LTO Extension Office. Thereafter, funding shall be included in the annual national budget.
“It would ease the difficulties being encountered by owners and drivers of motor vehicles. Necessarily, it means safety of the sector,” Villar added.