LTO chief highlights limitations of new IT system, calls for full access

/ 12:07 AM February 22, 2024

Assistant Secretary Vigor Mendoza II, head of the Land Transportation Office (LTO), disclosed that despite advancements in the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS), certain transactions remain unresolved.

Mendoza cited that these transactions, accounting for three percent of online processes, impede the agency’s goal of complete digitalization.


Among the challenges, Mendoza emphasized concerns about the accuracy of Motor Vehicle User’s Charge (MVUC) computations, impacting client payments. Additionally, he noted LTMS’s lack of integration with other government bodies.

Moreover, Mendoza highlighted the LTO’s limited access to LTMS, hindering system modifications. He advocated for full access, enabling the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to make necessary adjustments swiftly and cost-effectively.


These statements arose during a House of Representatives hearing, prompted by Sagip party-list Rep. Rodante Marcoleta’s call to revoke LTMS due to alleged legal and operational issues.

Marcoleta referenced a Commission on Audit (COA) audit observation memorandum (AOM), criticizing LTMS’s delayed milestone deliveries, potentially violating procurement regulations.

LTMS, a P3.14 billion project under the P8.2 billion DOTr Road IT Infrastructure Project, faced scrutiny regarding its division into two components and its legal compliance.

Marcoleta also questioned the legality of splitting the project into two components.

During the hearing, Stradcom Corporation president Anthony Quiambao asserted the company’s repeated database submissions to LTO, refuting claims of functional impairments due to submission delays. He sought clarification and retraction of previous accusations against Stradcom.

In a previous statement, Mendoza said the Stradcom has already submitted all the documents to the LTO.

Quiambao also refuted the accusations that the failure to submit the database affected the functionalities of the LTMS and sought an apology over claims that the non-submission of these documents was the reason behind the delay.


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