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LTO starts shift to new IT system

The Land Transportation Office (LTO), which is in the middle of a legal battle with its IT provider, Stradcom, has started preparing for a transition to a new contract. In a press statement, the LTO said it is in the process of establishing a more efficient information technology (IT) system that would effectively serve the [...]

Posted: August 26th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

8 emission test centers padlocked

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) launched a renewed crackdown on erring private emission testing centers (PETC) as she ordered the closure and revocation of licenses of eight more centers for allegedly issuing emission certificates on vehicles without testing. LTO chief Virginia Torres, in a press statement, also said on Wednesday that more than 50 other [...]

Posted: August 18th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Stradcom fails to get Supreme Court relief

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Stradcom Corp. has failed to get a reprieve from the Supreme Court in its bid to collect some P1.2 billion from the Land Transportation Office (LTO) after the magistrates failed to settle the petition filed by the information technology firm. Midas Marquez, Supreme Court administrator and spokesperson, said a four-member division of the tribunal headed [...]

Posted: August 12th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Roxas hopes to be Aquino’s paracetamol

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He may well have been what the doctor has ordered for President Benigno Aquino III. “I hope to be the Tylenol, aspirin, paracetamol,” Mr. Aquino’s newest Cabinet member, Transportation and Communications Secretary Mar Roxas told reporters with a laugh on Monday when asked whether he would be a headache to the President. Mr. Aquino has [...]

Posted: July 5th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Stradcom says Aquino misinformed by LTO chief

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The company that provides information technology (IT) to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is fighting back. In a statement issued Thursday, company officials said that President Aquino was “grossly” misinformed about the issues surrounding Stradcom Corp. They also said that Mr. Aquino was letting his friendship with LTO chief Virginia Torres cloud his judgment, leading [...]

Posted: June 24th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

LTO chief a burden to Aquino, says Drilon

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Even though President Benigno Aquino III has stood by her, the controversial Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief, Virginia Torres, is facing fresh calls to resign from Mr. Aquino’s own Senate allies. Sen. Franklin Drilon said Wednesday that Torres has become a “burden” to the President because of her alleged involvement in the violent takeover of [...]

Posted: June 23rd, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Virginia Torres: Roxas’s ‘first acid test’

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Let’s see what he does, Deputy Minority Leader Danilo Suarez said on Wednesday of newly named Transportation Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas. Suarez noted that in his first press conference on Tuesday, Roxas said he would spare no one. The lawmaker said that promise would be tested in the case of Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief [...]

Posted: June 9th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino buddies under fire

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Opposition lawmakers are training their guns on the “kakampi, kaklase and kabarilan” of President Benigno Aquino III whom Malacañang has purportedly been coddling. Speaking on Wednesday at a press conference, House Minority Leader Edcel Lagman announced the filing of a yet unnumbered resolution calling for the investigation of Interior Undersecretary Rico Puno for alleged bribery, [...]

Posted: June 9th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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