Senate President Franklin Drilon Suspend LTO's New Policy For Getting Drivers License

Land Transportation Office (LTO), is in hot seat again after implementing a new policy requiring people who need drivers license must secure first a Police Clearance and NBI Clearance before going to any LTO Offices.

Upon receiving left and right petition from the public on the newly implemented requirements to acquire Driver license, Senate President Franklin  Drilon and Senate  Pro Tempore Ralph Recto temporary issue on the suspension of the new policy after questioning the timing of the implementation during  a plenary deliberations on the proposed  budget of  DOTC.

Senate President Franklin Drilon, was not satisfied on the new policy after questioning the said law and ask the LTO to review their new policy first before they implement it into law.
The new policy which required Police Clearance and NBI Clearance, might be a big problem for drivers with derogatory record. In which they cannot acquire driver license if they are facing criminal case.

Those who are facing “crime against persons and  property and moral certitude,” are cannot be able to acquire drivers license, which immediately deprecated by Senator Drilon.

Drilon explain that the new policy will greatly affect common people especially those people who have pending criminal case in which they cannot drive as their source of income because of the new policy implemented by the LTO.

Meanwhile, Social media user expressed their opinions about the LTO new policy, they said that the new policy will only add another burden for people that has already experiencing a burden on acquiring new plates and drivers license. Which took several months before they get their plate and licenses. Instead of adding new policy why not on focusing on how to serve people by improving their services for fast transaction.

LTO is one of the Government agency, in which highly criticized for poor services since they implemented new plates and new pvc id card for drivers license.
source: Inquirer

Many Voters Failed To Register As The Voters Registration Ended Yesterday October 31

Yesterday, was the last day of registration for all voters to registered and to complete their biometrics in order to vote in the up coming 2016 national elections.

As expected many voters swamp their way to COMELEC Offices and satellite registration in some various mall. Thousands of voters piled their way to be able to registered their names through the last minute of registration.

But many voters are frustrated and disappointed of the unorganized line and it seems many of them will not be able to registered and may not have the chance to vote in the 2016 Elections.

While The COMELEC, seems are not buying their frustration in which voters are given an early chance to go to COMELEC offices to registered as early as possible. They have given a lot of time since last year and yet they come only on the last day of registration and now complaining and frustrated as they experiencing an orderly situation. The mentally of coming on the “Last Minute”.

At this point COMELEC, has a point why come on the last day of registration? And now showing frustration on not having to vote? Even though we have work or we have limited time? We as voters has  to make time for this. To be able to be part of the 2016 Election.

COMELEC, also stands on their policy that NO BIOMETRICS, NO VOTE  and NO EXTENSION, will be helding on the upcoming days  after of the October 31, 2015 last day of voters registration.

COMELEC,  also released a features on their website where the voters can check their status of their precinct by simply clicking this Precinct Finder.  Here the voters can check  The status of  voters information, registration details, voter ID printing details, instruction to voter, notice to voter and voter center location.