Governor Garcia supports calls to remove face shield in public transport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia supports the calls to remove face shields as requirements in public transportation. Governor Garcia on Thursday, November 4, said she was planning to meet with Central Visayas directors of…

LTO-7 issues TOPs to ‘stunt’ drivers

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Five motorcycle riders were issued Temporary Operator’s Permits (TOPs) today, May 21, after they voluntarily appeared in the Land Transportation Office (LTO-7) following the filmed road stunts along Osmeña Boulevard in Cebu City…

TEAM apprehends PUJ drivers with lacking documents

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/21/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A total of 14 Traditional Public Utility Jeepney (TPUJ) drivers were apprehended and their units impounded on Wednesday, April 2021, by the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM) for lack of required documents…

DOTr, LTO told: Review, find ‘defects’ in child car seat law, MVIS implementation

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 02/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Several senators on Thursday called on transport authorities to review and find “defects” in the implementation of the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act and the privatized Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS). This, after…

It’s final: Drivers, passengers of private cars required to wear face masks

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ 02/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — It’s final. It is now required for both drivers and their passengers to wear face masks even inside private vehicles, and regardless if they are from the same household, the government said on Friday.…

Regulatory merry-go-round

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 02/03/2021

In India, they have a lovely term for the combination of insanity and unfairness that characterizes the tyranny of the bureaucracy, which thrives on demanding permits for everything—they call it the “License Raj.” The term Raj was…

Only 1 jeepney unit passes Mandaue City’s road worthiness test

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/10/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – Only one public utility jeepney (PUJ) was able to pass the inspections of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Land Transportation Office (LTO) during the first day of Mandaue City’s…

Jeepney operators, drivers urged: Avail of one-stop-shop registration

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Jeepney operators and drivers are urged to avail of the Balik Pasada one-stop-shop, which will be ending on November 27, 2020. Councilor James Cuenco, the head of the Cebu City Jeepney Task Force,…

LTO extends validity of student-driver’s permit, driver’s license for certain age group until Dec. 31

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/20/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has extended the validity of student-driver’s permits, driver’s license, and conductor’s license to December 31, 2020, only for those age groups that were not allowed to go…

Cebu City dad on ban of E-scooters: ‘It is untimely’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Cebu City councilor Joel Garganera believes it is not a good time to ban e-scooters, or electronic scooters, from the streets here, saying these are good alternative modes of transportation, especially during this time…

Tugade ‘personally’ disagrees with LTO’s bid for e-scooter registration

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @ConsINQ 09/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said he personally disagrees with the proposal on registration of electric and gas-powered scooters, citing issues for motor registration during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Ayaw ko pangunahan pero kung tatanungin mo…

IT infrastructure preps underway for 2021 roll out of driver’s license with 10-year validity

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The IT infrastructure of the Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) is already being programmed in preparation for the expected roll-out of driver’s licenses with 10-year validity in 2021. In a statement,…

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