By PR | 10:53 AM March 30, 2022
Boholanos will get more Theoretical Driving Course (TDC) scholarships as Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 announces the conduct of the ePatrol Malasakit Program on the island next week.
LTO 7 regional director Victor Emmanuel Caindec also announced an additional LTO Licensing Center set to open in Tagbilaran City in May 2022.
After the resumption of the LTO 7 Malasakit Program in Cebu this month, RD Caindec will immediately bring the said free scholarship program to the Boholanos in April 2022.
RD Caindec revealed that the LTO 7’s ePatrol Malasakit Program is set to allocate a total of 2,000 scholarship slots in Bohol for the local government units of Tagbilaran City, and in the municipalities of Dauis, Panglao, and Garcia Hernandez.
“In Cebu, we have an overwhelming number of applicants for TDC scholarship slots and we also understand the extensive need in Bohol especially when we have recorded a surprisingly high number of apprehensions on the island,” said RD Caindec.
The director added that more slots will be allocated to the LGUs in Bohol once the partnership has been finalized.
“We will continue to give these TDC scholarships to our deserving and underprivileged Boholanos to give them the chance to get a driver’s license, especially those who own motorcycles in the far-flung areas,” the director reiterated.
LTO 7 recently started the roll-out of the 10-year validity driver’s license where one of the needed requirements for renewal is the Comprehensive Driver’s Education (CDE) certificate.
RD Caindec also encouraged Boholanos to familiarize the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS) Online Portal where the CDE refresher course and examination can be availed for free.
“Our online portal can be accessed anytime and anywhere. It also has the refresher course for the drivers for them to be reminded of the road safety, traffic rules, special laws, regulations, among others,” said RD Caindec in his statement.
To further address also the need for additional LTO offices in Bohol, RD Caindec has confirmed the opening of the new LTO Licensing Center at the Island City Mall in Tagbilaran City.
He said that the management has agreed to open the new licensing center at the said mall which will be in operation by May 2022.
RD Caindec also revealed that his agency is now in the final stages of closing a deal with a proponent who has offered to build an LTO office in Tubigon.
“We are very happy to announce that before the end of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s term, we are set to open two more offices in Bohol and hopefully it will operational before the end of June 2022.”
The director who has been proactively opening LTO offices in Bohol when appointed as the regional director wanted to unclog its Bohol offices and address the lack of LTO offices on the island.
The agency has announced that all LTO offices in Bohol including Talibon which was badly hit by Typhoon Odette are now fully operational.
Although they are still asking for the understanding of the transacting public as erratic internet connections are affecting their systems which are happening not just in Bohol but region-wide./PR