Fixers still abound at LTO

Rappler.com

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In the first half of 2013, Metro Manila Development statistics show that in the metro alone, 867 drivers were caught driving with fake licenses. As it turns out, fixers continue to operate at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) main branch in Quezon City. In connivance with LTO insiders, they charge clients who want to get their licenses the fastest way possible – skirting requirements and tests – as much as P15,000 for “legal” licenses. Other fixers charge as low as P3,500 for licenses that are not recorded in the LTO’s files. But once caught with a non-LTO registered license, hefty fines await a violator. Like other government offices where corruption thrives, collections are shared by employees who collude with fixers.

 
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