New LTO registration units to deter motorbike sales fraud

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To prevent motorcycle dealers from under-reporting their sold units, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) allowed its field office in Central Visayas to open two new registration units (NRU) that will fast-track registration of motorbikes.

Victor Emmanuel Caindec, LTO-Region 7 chief, said in a statement on Friday that the approval of the LTO central office for the opening of the two NRUs came after eight years of not allowing them to operate.

He said such achievement of the agency is considered an additional legacy of President Rodrigo Duterte in affording comfort and convenience of motorcycle owners.

This development came after LTO chief Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante signed Office Order No. 2022-117 authorizing its regional office here to process applications for the initial registration of motor vehicles and the “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) sales reporting system.

The two additional NRU offices which will be available at the LTO Cebu City District Office and LTO Mandaue City District Office will complement the existing Regional New Registration Unit (R-NRU) at their Subangdaku, Mandaue City office.

Caindec said the move seeks to put to rest some alibis of motorcycle dealers who are always delayed in the new registrations due to “alleged” backlogs.

The regional NRU has been issuing zero-backlog certifications to inform clients of the completion of new registrations covering specific periods.

“While some dealers insist there are ‘delays’ even without proof to counter LTO 7’s zero-backlog certifications, the opening of the two additional New Registration Unit offices at J Center Mall (Mandaue City) and Robinsons Galleria (Cebu City) seeks to further put to rest the alibis of delayed new registrations from LTO 7,” Caindec said.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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