ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao– The Cordillera office of the Land Transportation Office (LTO-CAR) will be opening its extension office in the municipality on Monday, May 3, 2021 to cater to the rapidly increasing licensing and registration needs of the people in some parts of Ifugao and eastern Mountain Province.
LTO-CAR regional director Francis Ray Almora reported that the agency has its existing district office in Lamut town servicing the licensing and registration requirements of Ifugao province but there is a need to establish the Alfonso Lista extension office to help decongest the same and bring its services closer to its clientele.
“We will continue to aggressively pursue our decongestion plan regionwide to provide our clients with quality services. We will continue to look for available avenues on how to bring closer to our clients our existing services because that is the very essence of genuine public service,” Director Almora stressed.
He disclosed that the Alfonso Lista extension office will provide services to the residents of the towns of Alfonso Lista, Aguinaldo and Mayoyao in Ifugao and Natonin and Paracelis in eastern Mountain Province.
According to him, the put up of the LTO’s Alfonso Lista extension office had been in the works over the past several months and the agency is now ready to roll this out as part of the efforts to comply with the prevailing implementation of the basic health and safety protocols to contain the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in government offices where people usually converge to transact various businesses.
The LTO-CAR official emphasized that the present pandemic paved the way for the agency to work on appropriate strategies that will contribute in significantly reducing the convergence of people transacting various businesses in their different offices to avoid the possibility of their office being the source of the spread of the virus among their clients and their workers.
For clients coming from the towns of Natonin and Paracelis in Mountain Province, Almora stipulated that the Alfonso Lista extension office is far more accessible to them compared to having to travel to the capital town of Bontoc for at least 4 hours just to be able to process the issuance or renewal of their driver’s licenses or registration of their vehicles.
On the part of their clients coming from Alfonso Lista, Mayoyao and Aguinaldo, he explained that the LTO extension office will just be in their midst instead of having to travel for at least 2 hours just to be able to transact business with the LTO district office based in Lamut town.
Director Almora urged the prospective clients of the LTO in Alfonso Lista to patronize the services of the new office to prevent them from being exposed to the elements while travelling to their district offices as they will get the same service much more easily. By HENT