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,…

LTO to roll out 10-year validity of licenses for drivers with zero violations

Daphne Galvez 08/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Drivers of motor vehicles may soon enjoy a 10-year validity of their driver’s license beginning next year, provided that they have not committed any traffic violations. Land Transportation Office chief Edgar Galvante said the…

Fines, revocation of franchise await PUV operators not complying with face shield policy

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hefty fines, including the possible revocation of franchises, await public transport operators who refuse to obey the Transportation department’s policy on the mandatory wearing of face shields among drivers, conductors, and passengers alike.…

Caindec to Cebuanos: Don’t forget to wear face shields

Doris C. Bongcac 08/15/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Make sure to wear your face shields when taking public transportation. Victor Emmanuel Caindec said that the Central Visayas offices of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory…

Cebu City dad urges LTO, LTFRB to be strict with checking emission of vehicles

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera is urging the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Land Transporation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to check on the exhaust emission of vehicles before the city’s quarantine classification…

LTO-7: Wait for DOTr guidelines before allowing back riding in motorcycles

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Before setting out to the streets with a back rider, the Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) is asking motorcycle riders to wait until the Department of Transportation (DTOr) has released official guidelines…

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