LTO to complete management information system soonest

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BAGUIO CITY – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) vowed to complete its multi-billion management information system (MIS) to modernize the various facets of the agency’s operations before the end of the term of President Rodrigo Duterte on June 30, 2022.

LTO Executive Director Romeo Vera Cruz stated that the core functions of the LTMS are already in place awaiting the completion of some adjustments to ensure its smooth operations once this is fully rolled out.

He disclosed that the first component of the project is a P3.4 billion package that will put in place some 7 core systems of the agency’s operations while the second component is a more than P4 billion package that will put in place the work stations in all the LTO district and extension offices and the hardware that will make the overall system operational the soonest.

Among the 7 components of the LTMS include the driver’s license system, motor vehicle registration information system (MVRS), law enforcement and traffic adjudication system (LETAS), revenue collection system, executive information system, the online portal and the online application and appointment system.

Further, he claimed that the second component of the system is the setting up of the work stations, the hardware, the computers, the body cameras, among others needed for the efficient and effective roll out of the system to reduce the bureaucracy in the agency.

For his part, LTO-CAR regional director and LTMS focal person Francis Ray Almora revealed that of the 228 district offices, 98 percent had already been installed with the LTMS while of the remaining 172 remaining district and extension offices, some 58 percent of the same had been installed with the LTMS which are ready for roll out the soonest.

Almora explained that appropriate adjustments are being done by the agency to ensure its compliance with the observations raised by the Commission on Audit (COA) so that the system will already be fully operational that will synchronize the operating systems of the agency for the benefit of the individuals applying for the issuance of driver’s licenses and the registration of motor vehicles.

According to the LTO officials, the agency is working on setting up the motor vehicle registration information system for the convenience of vehicle owners when registering  their vehicles.

Almora stipulated that the implementation of the agency’s management information system will be in full swing as soon as the ongoing adjustments shall have been completed so that applicants for issuance of driver’s license and those wanting to register their vehicles can avail of hustle-free transactions in any LTO offices and for the agency to easily monitor colorum vehicles.

He emphasized that motorists could easily ascertain the status of the vehicles being sold to them through the appropriate system to prevent unscrupulous individuals from selling vehicles with certain problems to innocent buyers.

However, the existing system could process the renewal of registration of motor vehicles but for other aspects, these are still subject to synchronization to the overall system. By HENT