LTO warns public against fixers using social media
MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Thursday warned the public against persons who offer to facilitate the application or renewal of driver’s licenses over social media.
“The office of the undersigned has received verified reports on unscrupulous individuals who through social media platforms such as Facebook offer their services to facilitate the application for and/or renewal of driver’s licenses,” LTO chief Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante said in a statement.
“In this connection, we strongly caution our clients and the general public that the aforesaid services are not authorized by the agency, and are therefore patently illegal,” he added.
Galvante said the matter is now being investigated to identify these individuals and those who “knowingly patronized” their services so the office can pursue appropriate criminal, civil, and administrative charges against them.
He also repeated that the LTO has temporarily suspended all applications and renewal of driver’s licenses and other permits, as well as the registration of motor vehicles in view of the community quarantine and until work resumption is authorized.
Galvante added that all driver’s licenses, permits, and registration of motor vehicles that will expire during the enhanced community quarantine period will remain valid.
“Appropriate guidelines and schedules shall be issued by this office for everyone’s information,” said Galvante.
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