Anti-red tape body lauds LTO for compliance with Ease of Doing Business Law

Published August 17, 2019, 1:50 PM

by CJ Juntereal

By Alexandria San Juan

The government’s anti-red tape body has commended the Land Transportation Office (LTO) for the agency’s service and support in the implementation of the Ease of Doing Business Law.

Atty. Jeremiah Belgica (Photo from Jeremiah Belgica Facebook)
ARTA Director General Jeremiah Belgica (Photo from Jeremiah Belgica Facebook)

Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Director General Jeremiah Belgica awarded a Certificate of Commendation to LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante in Quezon City on Friday.

“You have a leader who is learning. LTO chief Galvante is an excellent leader and he is a prime example of what a leader should be,” Belgica said in his speech during LTO’s Awarding Ceremony for top users and supporters of its online payment system that is poised to hit the P1-billion mark soon.

Belgica added that though the LTO has been receiving many complaints, it was also the agency that received the most number of praises for its continuous improvements in its system.

The Authority head also applauded the innovations being introduced by the LTO, especially the adoption of technology-driven initiatives such as the online payment system.

The agency, through the LTO-National Capital Region (NCR) West, was able to collect more than a billion pesos through its online payment system alone since it was introduced in October 2018.

On Friday, the LTO awarded its supporters and partners of the agency in the implementation of the online payment system.

This online payment system is currently being implemented in LTO NCR-West and Regional Office 3, and will soon be installed in other regional offices across the country.

Under the soon-to-be implemented new online system of LTO, mode of payment will be expanded to include all banks, payment centers and kiosks, among others.

Other transactions through the new online system are also being readied to include the renewal of driver’s licenses and motor vehicles and payment of fines for law enforcement violations.