The Land Transportation Office in Bacolod explained cause of the long queues and the limited slots per day for the releasing of driver’s license cards.
LTO said there is only one printer machine per Driver’s License renewal center – one at the LTO Main office at Cottage Road in Bacolod City and one at the Robinsons Place-Bacolod, a Philippine Information Agency press release said.
Each machine, on a normal operationwithout trouble and issues, can print only up to 100 cards per day to avoid the overheating of these P3-million worth printing machines.
Therefore, priority numbers are given to the first 100 clients per renewal center and these can be availed ofby clients who have previously processed their license renewal.
Since the effectivity of the 5-year validity of license cards in November 2016, LTO-Robinsons alone, has an approximate backlog for printing of about 35,000 license cards.
On a daily average, LTO-Robinsons caters to about 180 clients who have to get priority numbers the next time to claim their printed license cards.
Traffic Regulation Officer Paul Garcia said that at LTO-Robinsons, it takes 20 minutes per client to encode, to process and to print the license cards.
The priority numbers are issued Mondays to Fridays starting at 9 a.m.
The 5-year driver’s license cards may be claimed at any LTO branch within Region 6.*
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