ZAMBOANGA CITY, Aug. 25 (PNA) –- Driver’s license applicants in the region can immediately get their licenses upon filing of their applications.
The Land Transportation Office-IX (LTO-IX) on Tuesday said the processing of the such license was now made easier following the agency’s use of a new printing and lamination machine.
Atty. Aminola Abaton, LTO regional director, made the announcement citing his office has started printing new driver’s license cards.
Abaton said the development came after the LTO-IX received on Friday the new printing and lamination machine for driver’s license from the LTO central office.
According to him, the new machine would help enhance the efficiency of his office since the machine has daily print capacity of 1,000 licenses, which could help ease the agency’s backlog on the issuance of driver’s licenses.
At present, the LTO-XI has a backlog of more than 32,000 driver’s licenses, 12,000 of which were from the city.
“Starting Sept. 1, we will be starting to print our backlog (of driver’s license) on a first-in, first-out basis until such time we can solve the backlog problem,” he said.
Abaton said the printing of the volume of pending driver’s licenses would be done after office hours so as not to hamper the services rendered by the office.
The backlog problem started last year after the LTO-central office encountered a problem with the supplier of the driver’s license printing machines.(PNA)