LTO-7 to LGUs: Register unregistered vehicles

By: Mary Rose Sagarino - CDN Digital Correspondent | October 20,2023 - 06:14 PM

LTO-7 Mandaue City

LTO-7 and Mandaue City officials attend the blessing of the new LTO-7 Mandaue City District Office and Licensing Center on Friday, Oct. 20.    

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) is encouraging local government units to register their unregistered vehicles.

LTO-7 Director Glen Galario on Friday, Oct. 20, said this to ensure that all vehicles owned by the LGUs are registered and that they are road-worthy.

Moreover, Galario said that this can also help LTO-7 generate more income for the region, as was discussed during the strategic meeting of LTO in Tagaytay City a month ago.

All vehicles are mandated by the law to be registered under any of the following classifications that include private passenger automobiles, public utility automobiles, taxis and auto calesas, tourist motor vehicles, and government automobiles among others.

Section 7 of Republic Act 4163 states that motor vehicles owned by the Government of the Philippines or any of its political subdivisions shall be registered under these classifications ((m)Government automobiles; government trucks; and (o) government motorcycles.

Motor vehicles owned by government corporations, by government employees, or by foreign governments shall not be registered under this classification.

According to the LTO website, Motor Vehicle (MV) Registration refers to the procedures of getting the first and most important process for every car and car owner done. The procedure creates a unique identifier – the registered plate numbers, which helps the government create a link between vehicles and their owners and users, making the vehicle easy to trace and monitor.

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Moreover, MV registration ensures that the car is always in tip-top condition and able to keep its driver and passengers safe and out of harm’s way every time.

“We can proudly say that if not all, most of the vehicles owned by all the LGUs are registered, to that extent, it can guarantee us that all plying in within the region is road worthy especially if it is owned by the government,” said Galario.

Mandaue City District Office Grand Opening

Meanwhile, LTO-7 also conducted the blessing and grand opening of its Mandaue City District Office and Licensing Center on Friday, Oct. 20.

The LTO District Office is located on the 3rd Floor of City Time Square 2, in Barangay Tipolo.

All motor vehicle registration and license transactions can be done at the office.

The new office which has an area of 650 square meters is one of the biggest LTO-7 offices in the region.

Galario said that it can accommodate around 400 clients in a day and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

The opening was attended by Mayor Jonas Cortes, Congresswoman Emmarie “Lolypop” Ouano-Dizon, LTRFB-7 Director Montealto Jr., and provincial board member Jonkie Ouano among others.

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“With the Mandaue District Office open, residents need not go far to avail of the basic services. This does not only save time but it allows us to make the entire process smoother and efficient. Para nako it is indeed a wonderful experience nga naa gyud at the heart of the city,” said Mayor Jonas Cortes

“This is something laudable, maong kami’ng Mandauehanon nalipay kaayo hilabi na gyud nga nabutang sad ni sa commercial area which is very accessible to the people,” said Cong. Emmarie Ouano-Dizon.

The former LTO Mandaue City District Office is located inside JCentre Mall in Barangay Bakilid. It stopped its operations on January 20, 2023, because of the change in ownership and the major renovation being undertaken of the building.   /rcg


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