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DOTC to drop gambling probe on Torres once she retires—Abaya

LTO Assistant Secretary Virginia Torres (middle)   Contributed photo

The Department of Transportation and Communications is likely to drop an internal investigation into the gambling activities of the Land Transportation Office’s top official, Virginia Torres, who announced on Tuesday her retirement by the end of the month.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

JV firms vying for LTO contract accused of submitting ‘false’ documents

The Philippine government needs to invest some P2.3 trillion—or roughly $57.3 billion—from 2014 to 2030, to improve and overhaul the transport infrastructure in Metro Manila and its surrounding regions, according to the Japan International Cooperation Agency. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A civil group has asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to charge in court two private firms competing for the government’s P 3.8-billion supply contract for motor vehicle license plates for allegedly submitting “fraudulent” documents.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Claims of anomaly derail LTO project


Vehicle owners may have to wait a while longer for the release of new license plates as the Transportation department looks into allegations of anomaly in the bidding process conducted two months ago, according to Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Our offer’s better, says plates bidder

Logo taken from http://www.dotc.gov.ph

A bidder for the Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) P3.8-billion license plate supply deal on Friday asked the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to reconsider the firm’s disqualification, saying that taxpayers and motorists stand to recognize significant cost savings in case its proposal is chosen.

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Stradcom may still deal with LTO


Controversial tech firm Stradcom Corp. has secured an eight-month extension to its information technology (IT) contract with the Land Transportation Office (LTO), following the government’s failure to find a suitable replacement for the company.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

COA asks LTO to blacklist license plate supplier

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The Commission on Audit wants a private contractor disqualified from future biddings of the Land Transportation Office for failure to comply with its contract obligation resulting in the delay in the delivery of motor vehicle license plates last year.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Positive yearend experience


Anecdotal business frustrations aside (unless you’re a chronic bellyacher), there is no denying that 2012 is, to quote the Inquirer’s editorial last Wednesday, “a good year.”

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Local technology firm Digitext Asia bags LTO IT deal


The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has auctioned off and awarded the multibillion-peso supply contract for the Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) computer systems to a little-known firm.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Yes, Virginia, the LTO is in very good hands

Carlos, AAP top guns Johnny Angeles and Gus Lagman   in the recent inaugural meeting of Usapan AAP.

Shortly after Virginia P. Torres was appointed by President Benigno C. Aquino III to head the Land Transportation Office (LTO), rumors swirled that she got the plum post because she was one of the shooting buddies (“kabarilan”) of the newly elected President. Political pundits noted that many of the coveted government positions were being given to the President’s three K’s (“kaklase” or classmate, “kabarkada” or gangmate and “kabarilan”).

Posted: October 16th, 2012 in Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DoTC sets aside P111M for upgrade of LTO offices


The government has set aside P111 million to upgrade several Land Transportation Office (LTO) sites across the country in a bid to improve the delivery of services to the public.

Posted: August 23rd, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Mistress, wife, money’ in bus drivers’ minds

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As their buses stray from one lane to another, so do drivers’ minds wander from one predicament to the next. And when the brain is overloaded with worries and fantasies, a head-on collision with trouble seems inevitable.

Posted: August 8th, 2012 in Motoring | Read More »

Court orders DoTC to halt P8B LTO bid process


A Quezon City court has issued a temporary restraining order (RTO) to compel the Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) to stop its search for a new information technology (IT) systems provider for the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

Posted: May 24th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »



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