Land Transportation Office-Bacolod (LTO-Bacolod) chief Renato Novero called on local automobile dealers to stop blaming his agency for delays in processing new vehicle registration, saying they should be aware new vehicle registration takes place with LTO-Region VI (LTO-6) in Iloilo.
“We do not want to hear [car dealers] put the blame on the [LTO] for the processing delay,” he stated. “Dealers are aware of this registration processing.”
“They have to process them in Iloilo,” he added.
Meanwhile, LTO-6 created the LTO Provincial Law Enforcement Service, which will be headed by Novero, and will conduct law enforcement activities, including monitoring vehicle registrations.
The LTO-Bacolod chief also announced plans to meet with automobile dealers, saying he wants to “enlighten” them regarding traffic laws, particularly about laws surrounding vehicle registration.
If an unregistered vehicle is apprehended by the LTO, the vehicle owner is assessed a fine of P12,000 and the dealer is responsible for a fine of P100,000./WDJ