The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Palawan said it is now able to release licenses within the same day of application and is slowly catching up on its backlog of plastic drivers’ licenses, with the current availability of its printing machine.
Driver Examiner and Law Enforcer Albert Acosta said Monday they have already fixed their printer after it broke in December following only two weeks of use. He said they are currently able to issue at least new 100 licenses daily and are slowly chipping into their existing backlog of over 36,000 licenses.
He said new driver’s license applicants can now secure their licenses within the day of filing.
“There are about 100 plus licenses issued in the daily transactions, and 30-50 na dating pending, dahil pini-print din,” he said.
As of December, Acosta said the number of plastic licenses pending with their office with 5-year validity is 28,000 and 8,000 on licenses with 3-year validity. He said they have been scheduling releases of the pending licenses.
“Yung mga pumupunta na dating pending, ini-schedule natin kung kailan nila pwedeng kunin,” he said.