No more long queues, red tapes or bribery when owners of motor vehicles or motorcycles apply for registration as the Land Transportation Office (LTO) would soon implement an online payment system throughout the Philippines.
The online system for LTO new registration transactions was a success in Metro Manila and would soon expand to Luzon in November 2018 and the Visayas and Mindanao regional offices before the end of 2018.
The LTO has been conducting seminars on the online assessment and payment systems at its regional offices in Luzon in preparation for the Luzon-wide implementation of an online payment system.
LTO-NCR Regional Director Clarence V. Guinto noted that people are not only expecting but are demanding the availability of services online.
With the implementation of the online payment system in Metro Manila, official receipt, certificate of registration and motor vehicle plates are made available within three days after motor vehicle and motorcycle dealers submit the requirements, said LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante.
LTO is using the Electronic Payment Assessment Tool (e-PAT), a web-based facility that computes the amount to be paid without human intervention, thus eliminating bribery or extortion.
Online payment for other fees such as license application and renewal will be implemented next year. LTO has partnered with Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) for the online payment transaction and IT service provider, Stradcom Corp.
The computed amount from the e-PAT and other details for the payment are then cascaded to LBP – Electronic Payment Portal (LBP-EPP), where the motor vehicle or motorcycle dealers can use their LBP account to pay for the transaction online.
The payment will then be reflected at the LTO-Information Technology (IT) System which enables faster issuance of the vehicle’s official receipt and certificate of registration.
LTO launched the use of Internet-based payment system for Metro Manila transactions in June 2018, in response to the call of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte to eradicate corruption and red tape in government agencies and in line with the law on the “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.”