BAGUIO CITY – The newly-installed regional director of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the concurrent officer-in-charge of the Cordillera office of the Department of Transportation and Railways (DOTR-CAR) will embark on a stricter and sustainable implementation of the provisions of the country’s transportation law to ensure that all roads are accident free and that all motor vehicles are road worthy with well-disciplined drivers.
However, LTO-CAR regional director and DOT-CAR officer-in-charge Francis Ray Almora pointed out that the aggressive implementation of the transportation law should not be misinterpreted as a means to find faults among motorists and motor vehicle owners but it should be viewed as an effort on the part of the concerned agencies to ensure the safety of the public when travelling on roads in the different parts of the region.
“We want stricter and sustainable implementation of the provisions of our transportation law because we care for the safety of our people when travelling along our roads. We do not want to blamed for the occurrence of incidents that will compromise the safety of life and property simply because we did not do our assigned duties and responsibilities,” Director Almora stressed.
The LTO-CAR official said that he will continue to engage the stakeholders in the different parts of the region to inform them on his programs, projects and activities that are geared towards bringing the services of the agency closer to the people for them to feel the presence of government in their midst.
He emphasized that he will focus in empowering the people to avail of the existing services of the LTO to help in improving the standing of the regional office in the national level so that the office will be provided with increased share from the resources being downloaded by the national government for the benefit of the greater majority of their clients.
According to him, LTO is now venturing on an information technology-based system to guarantee the effective and efficient delivery of the agency’s services to the prospective clients around the country and eventually lessen the manual interventions to erase the public perception on the alleged corruption involved on some of the transactions being done in the different offices nationwide.
Almora underscored that it is high time for LTO officials and employees in the region to elevate the delivery of the desired services to the clients to a higher level so that the region will not be left behind by other regional offices in the different parts of the country.
He appealed to the public for utmost understanding in case the agency will not be able to attend to all their issues and concerns at the same time because of the agency’s limited number of personnel, thus, the need to prioritize the issues that must be immediately acted upon considering their effect to the public once there will be no bold steps that will be undertaken.
Almora sought the all-out cooperation of the public to the various programs and projects of the LTO that will be rolled out in the region anytime so that potentials threats to the safety of motorists in the peculiar terrain of the region will be significantly reduced until such time that all roads will be safe with the least violations from motorist plying the different roads en route to their destinations inside and outside the region.