LTO prepares for fast-tracking online vehicle registration system

The Department of Transportation – Land Transportation Office (DOTr-LTO) is gearing up to implement an online payment system for the initial registration fees for 3 years of new motor vehicles and motorcycles (MV/MC) in the whole of Luzon by November 2018, and the rest of the country before the end of the year.

The online system for LTO new registration transactions, which is currently available in Metro Manila, will soon expand to the rest of Luzon by November 2018, while it will be implemented in Visayas and Mindanao regional offices before the year ends.

The LTO-National Capital Region (NCR), under Regional Director Clarence V. Guinto, shared its experiences and insights on the online assessment and payment systems through orientation seminars atother regional offices in Luzon, in preparation for the Luzon-wide implementation of the online assessment and payment for registration of new MVs/MCs.

“People are not only expecting, but are demanding the availability of our services online. In the few months that we have been implementing this in Metro Manila, we reduced processing time and avoidedheavy queuing for new registration transactions,” said LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante.

“In NCR, with the implementation of ‘Moving Forward’ and online payment project, OR/CR and motor vehicle plates are made available within 3 days after MV/MC dealers submit the documents. Dapat lang na mapatupad natin ito nationwide para mapabilis ang pag-proseso ng kaukulang dokumento gaya ng Official Receipt (OR), Certificate of Registration (CR) at plaka ng mga bagong sasakyan, bahagi ng ‘moving forward’ o sabay ng paglabas ng mga dokumento at bagong biling sasakyan sa casa,” Galvante said.

LTO is using the Electronic Payment Assessment Tool (e-PAT), a web-based facility that computes the amount to be paid without human intervention thus eliminating the opportunity to bribe or extort. At present, LTO is one of the government agency which has adopted the tool. Other forms of payments such as fees for license application and renewal, as well as MV/MC renewal can be paid online by next year.

LTO has partnered with Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) for this online payment transaction and with its current IT service provider, Stradcom Corporation.

The computed amount from the e-PAT and other details for the payment are then cascaded to the Land Bank of the Philippines – Electronic Payment Portal (LBP-EPP), where the motor vehicle/motorcycle (MV/MC) dealers can use their LBP account to pay for the transaction online. The payment will then be reflected at the LTO-Information Technology (IT) System. This enables faster issuance of the vehicle’s Official Receipt (OR) and Certificate of Registration (CR).

The agency launched the use of Internet-based payment system for Metro Manilatransactions last June. This initiative is in response to the call of President Rodrigo Duterte to eradicate corruption and red tape transactions in government agencies and in accordance to Republic Act No. 11032, otherwise known as “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.

“Kaya ito ginagawa ng LTO, gusto naming matanggal ang impresyon na ‘Kapag may pila, may fixer. Kapag pahirapan ang transaksyon, may korapsyon. Ang pagsasaayos ng sistema ay isa sa mga hakbang upang mapabuti ang serbisyo ng ahensya,” Secretary Tugade said.