The Land Transportation Office is set to open a branch in Brooke’s Point this month of January, according to town Mayor Mary Jean Feliciano.
“Set na natin ‘yung launching niya which is hopefully ngayong buwan,” Feliciano said on Friday.
The LTO Regional Office on September initially announced its plan to establish LTO branches in the municipalities of Narra, Brooke’s Point, and Balabac in the South and set up mobile-automated outlets for Coron, Culion, Cuyo, Dumaran and other far-flung island municipalities located in the North.
On a recent interview with LTO MIMAROPA Regional Director Jesus Maria Vitug, the legislation for the measure authored by Rep. Frederick Abueg, was recently approved by Congress.
Feliciano said they have worked for years to have an LTO branch in their town, which will also serve residents of other neighboring towns.
“Nilakad namin ‘yan mga noong 2014, nag-patawag ng meeting si Congressman (Abueg). Nag-apply kami, ang Narra, Roxas, at ibang island municipalties sa north. Kaya lang ako lang ‘yung andun kaya siguro nauna kami mabigyan,” Feliciano said.
Feliciano said that the LTO branch in Brookes Point will offer convenience to their residents since they will no longer have to transact their businesses with the LTO in Puerto Princesa city.
“Natutuwa din ‘yung mga kapitbahay nating munisipyo. Hindi na nila kailangan pumunta ng Puerto, lahat ng services andito na, mas malapit” she added.