September 30, 2023

The Land Transportation Management System (LTMS) will see full completion nationwide before the term of President Rodrigo Duterte ends in 2022, an executive said.

Land Transportation Office Executive Director Romeo Vera Cruz said there are just a few services in some areas which have yet to be done to fully automate the services of the agency in the country.

He said the LTMS will provide clients ease in transacting with the agency and make systems easier and accessible to allow the full enforcement of land transportation laws in the country, also allowing linkages with other government offices that have parallel functions.

He said the driver’s license system has been completed in the central office since 2017 and is currently rolled out with other district offices nationwide.

The single transaction motor vehicle inspection and registration system are in full effect but multiple transactions have yet to be fully automated.

For the Law Enforcement Adjudication System, the alarm and apprehension aspect linked with other quasi-judicial bodies is in force.

“We also receive alarms from local government units, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Anti-Money Laundering Council, National Labor Relations Commission, and others who need to tag a motor vehicle,” Vera Cruz said.

He said the revenue collection system that allows motorists to pay online as an added ease to the over-the-counter payment transaction is now available.

He added the “portal” which allows the public to create an account and transact with the LTO is also already in effect.

“If they need to make an appointment with an LTO office, they can use the portal to get in touch with us if they cannot come, or visiting the office will be difficult for the clients,” he said.

Vera Cruz said the hardware is already in place in all offices and they are just making some retrofitting to link body cameras and other gadgets to the system and they will be fully automated and accessible even if they are on the roads enforcing the traffic and transportation laws of the country.

He, however, assured clients, especially in areas where Internet signal is an issue, that they still have the Stradcom system, the manual operation that will allow them to cater to the clients in case there are issues with the automated system. – PNA