After all the Chaos: LTO Chief Jose Arturo Tugade Resigns

Jose Arturo Tugade experienced chaotic times in his stint as LTO Chief: despite his push to combat fixers, digitize transactions through the LTMS, and even offer free theoretical driving courses to student drivers, the LTO was faced with a plethora of issues. These include the shortage of motorcycle and car plates and the shortage of […]

Jose Arturo Tugade is New LTO Chief

Atty. Jose Arturo “Jay Art” Tugade, the youngest son of former Department of Transportation (DOTr) Chief Arthur Tugade, is the new chief of the Land Transportation Office (LTO). Few weeks after being appointed as acting general manager of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), “Jay Art” Tugade has accepted a new post as the head […]

DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade Wants PMVICs Back

Amidst the different controversies leading to the delay in the construction and operations of Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers (PMVICs), Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has stated that he is pursuing the continuation of PMVICs in the country. It may be recalled that the president himself ordered the cancellation of making the Motor […]

DOT Sec. Tugade Wants to Remove Appearance Reqs for Driver’s License Renewals

Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade wants to streamline driver’s license renewals by removing its appearance requirements provided they have not committed any traffic violations, according to a report by Inquirer. Along with the extension of the driver’s license to five years, Secretary Tugade said that he “dreams” of making the license renewal process automated […]

Jose Arturo Tugade is New LTO Chief

Sen. Poe Calls Out “Chaotic” LTO Digitalization Program

With the LTO in a mess right now, Sen. Grace Poe did not mince her words when she called out the agency for its “chaotic” Digitalization Program in a press statement. This is following the many issues that the LTO is facing including the resignation of then-chief Jose Arturo Tugade and the shortage of license […]

Jose Arturo Tugade is New LTO Chief

LTO to Reduce Medical Exam Fee to Php 300

Amidst all the controversy it is facing, the LTO is finding ways to make the application for a student permit or driver’s license more accessible. In a more recent move, LTO announced that it will reduce the medical exam fee to just Php 300. A medical exam is one of the major requirements for applying […]

LTO Wants to Expand Online Registration to PUVs

As LTO continues to combat fixers and red tape, the government agency is working to expand its online registration to PUVs as well. In the current iteration of the LTMS, users can apply for a driver’s license renewal and renew the registration of their vehicles–provided that their vehicle’s registration is already registered with the user’s […]

LTO Taps DICT for Digital Version of Driver’s License

While the LTO is finding ways to deal with its dwindling supply of license cards, ranging from asking help from the National Printing Office to procure 5 million cards and extending the validity of driver’s licenses expiring from April 24 to October 31, the LTO said that they are working on a digital driver’s license […]

Jose Arturo Tugade is New LTO Chief

LTO to Shorten Exams for Driver’s License Application

Aside from implementing a maximum prescribed rate for theoretical and practical driving lessons–and even offering FREE courses to student drivers, the LTO is also looking at ways to shorten and simplify the exams for driver’s license applicants as well. LTO chief Jay Arthur Tugade said in a statement yesterday (May 5) that he formed a […]

Government Printer to Deliver 5M License Cards to LTO in 60 Days

To temporarily relieve the LTO of its problems regarding the dwindling supply of its license cards, the National Printing Office (NPO), the country’s government printer, has committed to producing 5 million driver’s license cards for the LTO within 60 days. This was confirmed by DOTr Secretary Jaime Bautista to Philippine Star, saying that he had […]

LTO: “DIY Plates” Only Allowed If Stolen Or Too Dilapidated

With news of the LTO announcing that DIY (Do It Yourself) plates should be the alternative during this shortage spreading like wildfire, the Land Transportation Office has released a statement to clarify what this means. So are we really allowed to just make everything at home and consider it road-legal? Discussing with the public was […]

LTO Asks P6.8B for License Plate Backlog Funding

DIY Plaka: LTO Faces Shortage on Car and Motorcycle Plates

LTO’s woes are far from over: aside from a shortage of license cards that prompt them to extend the validity of driver’s licenses for the meantime, the LTO is also facing a big problem when it comes to car and motorcycle plates. In a presscon by the LTO on April 26, Chief Jose Arturo Tugade […]