The Land Transportation Office in Western Visayas has been recognized as the best regional office for 2010, besting 15 other regional offices in the country, a government press release said yesterday.
The office emerged with exemplary performance in all three major categories: innovativeness, revenue target collection, and good governance, LTO-6 Director Gerard Camiña, said.
“LTO-6 is the only region which got 60 points in innovativeness while others got zero,” Camiña said.
He said they have implemented unique programs like having all their documents in electronic digital file, including retrieval and storage, and was able to provide data on real time.
The data required are easily passed on through emails down all the district offices.
They are the first also to implement skills development among their enforcers and deputized enforcers through basics of gun handling/safety and physical defense.
He added that LTO is also ISO certified, its licensing process aligned with ISO requirements, and at par with ISO offices worldwide.
Camiña said their time line for licensing is 30 minutes for student licensing, 30 minutes or less for plain renewal, while two hours for brand new license.
As far as revenue collection is concerned, LTO-6 used to earn only about P200 million a few years ago, but now it has increased revenue to P707 million, a milestone, Camiña also said.
Meanwhile, in the aspect of good governance, regular staff conferences, strict monitoring of all district offices, and filing of administrative charges to erring personnel have been imposed.
“We are the first in the country to have our time card in biometrics,” Camiña said.
We have also complied with all requirements of establishing the Citizens Charter, and instituted measures to save on energy and utility costs, he added.
LTO-6 has two Class A district Offices, eight extension offices, two licensing clusters, and two drivers’ renewal licensing centers all over the region, the press release said.*