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INNOVATIONS&DEVELOPMENT The Innovator By Amado A. Gomez It is with great pride that the Land Transportation Office Region 1 launch the first edition of its official paper, “Transporter”. As it is in its name, the journal is a vehicle that conveys the identity of the office, the purpose and directions it is embarking, and the things that it had accomplished in the field of public service. A part of this journal is a section on innovations and development which shall be called “The Innovator”. “The Innovator” speaks and represents us the driver of the “Transporter” that steers and conveys: fresh ideas -doing something different -introducing or bringing something new new methods -making changes in the processes established novel solutions -applying new approach to the existing modes of operation in addressing issues and challenges -finding and profitably serving unmet customer needs-accomplishing things through more effective designs, methods or devices

toward the direction best described in our tag-line: “Putting Order on the Road.” Please send all contributions/articles to Innovations and D evelo pmen t Sectio n, Tran sporter at or at

LTO-SFLU DO benefits from the new government center extension By Ronald N. Aquino

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – The continuous partnership established by the Land Transportation Office - San Fernando, La Union District Office (LTOSFLU DO) Chief Ernesto Jesus L. Samonte with the Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) headed by Governor Manuel C. Ortega bore fruit with the grant of 1,158 square meter lot along the new Government Center Extension in Aguila Road, Sevilla, in this city. During the groundbreaking ceremony on March 1, 2013 of the Government Center Extension, the PGLU awarded lots to different line agencies for the purpose of building their proposed offices in order to provide a onestop shop of various government services in the area for the convenience of the transacting public. The different beneficiary agencies were the LTO-SFLU DO, Office of Civil Defense, Bureau of Internal Reve-

For the succeeding issues of our journal, “The Innovator” is encouraging all men and women of the Land Transportation Office Region 1 to take a step, or even a little leap to come out from their shell and break out of their comfort zone of redundant routines and processes by sharing, and recommending actions, processes, and work steps that will redound to a more refreshing work environment and a new facet in the delivery of service by our office. All contributions, whether news features, experiences, significant signage, and the like that are new, different, and can be applied to gain solutions and introduce accomplishments will be collated and be published in this section. As driver-innovators of the “Transporter,” we are all catalysts of change in our respective offices by steering

Representatives from the different beneficiary agencies witnessed the blessing of the new Government Center Extension during the groundbreaking ceremony led by Hon. Governor Manuel C. Ortega. Also in photo is LTO-SFLU DO Chief Ernesto Jesus L. Samonte (extreme left). Continue to page 5

TRANSPORTER...Putting Order on the Road

Innovations & Development

Vigan DO improves workplace for better service delivery

proper disposal of obsolete records and unserviceable properties and equipment in coordination with the National Archives of the Philippines,” she said.

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur – Land Transportation Office - Vigan District Office (LTO-Vigan DO) continuously boosts the quality of its service delivery as it offers a better workplace standard for its clients.

The district office is continuously disseminating information and installs informative signages in conspicuous

About 80 percent of the LTO-Vigan DO started to undergo renovations in April this year to provide clients a convenient and fast delivery of services. Among the facilities renovated were hallways, bulletin boards, fences, waiting areas, and other equipment such as gang chairs and filing racks. “Clients are now comfortable at the waiting area because it is now provided with facilities such as television and air -condition for them to be entertained and be more comfortable while waiting for their transactions to be completed,” said District Chief Caridad Dy of the LTO-Vigan DO.

places to inform clients the updates of the service delivery processes on licensing and vehicle registration, Dy explained. “We hope that all plans and projects of LTO will be carried out towards the continuous improvement of the delivery of quality public service with commitment and strong determination with integrity and dedication to public service,” Dy added.

New site for San Carlos DO soon to be fully constructed By Joel C. Mabutas

“Also, as part of the environmental advocacy of the agency, the district office is strictly implementing the

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LTO-SFLU DO benefits ...

nue District Office 3, Civil Service Commission Provincial Field Office, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Philippine Veterans Affairs Office, Bureau of Treasury, Parole and Probation Administration, Bureau of Plant Industry, and Maritime Industry Authority. Provincial Executive Assistant Mario C. Ortega reiterated during the event, that each beneficiary agency is given a timeframe of one year to develop and build its proposed office building. In the event that the agency does not comply with the given period, the granted lot will revert back to the provincial government and shall be awarded to other agencies in need.

SAN CARLOS CITY, Pangasinan – The Land Transportation Office - San Carlos District Office (LTO-San Carlos DO) will soon be offering a more spacious, comfortable, relaxing ambiance and a better systematic work flow of transaction to its clients once the construction of its new building will be completed by September this year. The building, which is located in Roxas Boulevard, San Carlos City, is being constructed in a 1,000 square meter lot donated by the city government of San Carlos. As of this date, around 90 percent of the building is already finished. January - June 2013


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