Uber license renewal in London rejected

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Uber is not a 'fit and proper' private car hire operator, says London's transport authority

ROADBLOCKS. A picture taken on December 28, 2016 in Paris shows the logo of Uber.  Since its debut in 2010, Uber has grown into a worldwide phenomenon despite regulatory hurdles and resistance from traditional taxi operators. Photo by AFP/Lionel Bonaventure

LTO rolls out drivers' licenses valid for 5 years

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The entire application process for the new driver s license cards takes about 5 minutes the transportation secretary says

5-YEAR LICENSES. Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade tried out the application process for the new driver's license cards that are valid for 5 years. Photo by the Department of Transportation

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Aug 03, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Aug 02, 2017 - 8:46 PM

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Duterte signs laws extending passport, driver's license validity

Aug 02, 2017 - 5:03 PM

The law extending driver s license validity also imposes stricter measures on the issuance of licenses to ensure only deserving applicants get them

To have professional licenses renewed under new rules in PH, here's the cost

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:32 AM

Professionals would have to shell out thousands worth of extra cash when they renew their license every 3 years

CAREER PROGRESS. Under the Continuing Professional Development law, workers covered by the Professional Regulatory Commission are required to seek opportunities to boost their skills and knowledge.

A disappointing story about getting a PH driver's license

Jul 30, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Much has been said but has LTO really done anything about these?

DRIVER'S LICENSE. Brace yourself once you step at the LTO.

5-year driver's license bill now up for Duterte's signature

May 31, 2017 - 6:41 PM

The measure will now be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte after both chambers of Congress approved the final version of the bill

Senate approves bill on 5-year validity of driver's license

May 30, 2017 - 4:28 PM

The House of Representatives passed its version of the measure on final reading a week ago

LONGER VALIDITY. The Land Transportation Office says the proposal to extend the validity of drivers' licenses to 5 years will be rolled out by August 2017.

Results: May 2017 Certified Public Accountant board exam

May 29, 2017 - 9:14 PM

University of San Carlos grads top the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination administered this May 2017

House approves bill on 5-year driver's license

May 22, 2017 - 7:52 PM

The bill extending the validity of driver’s license to 5 years is one step closer to getting passed into law The Senate version was approved earlier

APPROVED. The House oks the bill extending the driver's license validity to 5 years. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LTO to push for stricter driver's license exams

May 14, 2017 - 9:28 AM

The Land Transportation Office LTO is adding a driver s simulation test into the driver licensing system on top of the usual written exam and practical test

Senate to approve 5-year validity of drivers' licenses by May – Poe

May 09, 2017 - 8:07 PM

The rollout of the new driver s license will start in August the Land Transportation Office says

LONGER VALIDITY. The Land Transportation Office says the proposal to extend the validity of drivers' licenses to 5 years is supported by law

Automation in licensing can help screen responsible drivers

Apr 21, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Former LTO spokesperson Jason Salvador says removing the discretionary factor among employees screening applicants can help ensure that only those fit to drive are issued licenses

RESULTS: April 2017 Electronics Engineer and Electronics Technician Licensure Exams

Apr 07, 2017 - 11:16 PM

PRC also announces that 49 passed the technical evaluation for the upgrading as Professional Electronics

Group files complaint vs LTO execs using Duterte’s FOI order

Apr 03, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The Anti Trapo Movement files a complaint against LTO chief Edgar Galvante and bids and awards committee chair Romeo Vera Cruz for not releasing documents on the bidding for the production of drivers license cards

INVOKING FOI. Anti Trapo Movement Founder Leon Peralta (right) files a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman on April 3, 2017 against LTO officials invoking Duterte's FOI policy in the executive branch. Photo by Rappler

HRW: Duterte could be held liable for crimes against humanity

Mar 02, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Human Rights Watch s latest report says Duterte s repeated calls to kill alleged drug personalities are indicative of a government policy to attack a specific civilian population

BSP liberalizes bank licensing regulations

Feb 26, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The enhanced regulations align its screening of banks with international standards and comes on the heels of the lifting of the ban on new domestic banks

PCC to gov't: Make it easier for foreigners to do PH construction projects

Feb 23, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Foreign construction firms are restricted to special licenses hampering their participation in the market and limiting the potential of the construction sector says the Philippine Competition Commission

Lawmaker grills LTO over driver’s license cards contract

Jan 18, 2017 - 7:25 PM

LTO chief Edgar Galvante says the agency is entering a separate contract for cards valid up to 5 years because they are adding a security feature to the current ones

ADDED GOV'T COST? Tarlac 3rd District Representative Noel Villanueva disagrees with the LTO having two contracts for driver's license cards. Photo of Villanueva from his Facebook page

Driver's license cards out in Metro Manila starting Dec 19

Dec 18, 2016 - 5:25 PM

Rollout in other regions will follow and is expected to be completed by February 2017 says the Land Transportation Office

Abaya, ex-transport officials face raps over P3.8-B license plate deal

Dec 06, 2016 - 10:20 PM

A civil society group says the respondents violated the anti graft and corrupt practices act the code of ethical conduct for public officials and government procurement rules

NEW PLATES. Former transportation officials face a complaint over the allegedly anomalous license plate deal. Photo from DOTC Twitter

UFC champ Conor McGregor applies for boxing license

Dec 01, 2016 - 7:51 PM

McGregor stirs talk of a Floyd Mayweather fight by being issued a boxing license a move which may be a dig at the UFC

SPORT SWITCH? Conor McGregor, seen before his last fight wearing an outfit inspired by boxing legend Joe Frazier, has stirred talks of a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr, even as the boxing champion's spokesman dismisses the talk. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

#NotOnMyWatch: Why some drivers pay bribes to get a license

Nov 16, 2016 - 11:30 AM

With many prospective applicants lacking in education – and failing the driver s exams – many resort to bribery to get the license that can let them drive for a living

THE RIGHT PROCESS. NCTU-Cebu president Allan Tapia says many applicants pay bribes because they didn't finish school and have a smaller chance at passing the driver's exam. File photo from LTO

COA to Ombudsman: Probe LTO over drivers' licenses production in 2013

Oct 23, 2016 - 7:50 PM

The Commission on Audit says there were irregularities due to non observance of procurement rules and failure to implement the build operate transfer scheme

Business permits, licenses out in 2 days under gov't order to LGUs

Aug 31, 2016 - 4:34 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says the government target is to have all 1 516 cities and municipalities adopt the new scheme within 30 days and facilitate online processing of business permits and licenses within the year

Do you know how to apply for a driver's license?

Aug 21, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Here s how to properly apply for a driver s license in the Philippines and avoid fixers that help breed corruption

400,000 new license plates to be released monthly

Aug 08, 2016 - 8:03 PM

Meanwhile motorists in Metro Manila who are set to renew their drivers licenses will get 5 year validity starting September 19

DELAYED. Over a million new license plates haven't been released yet by the Land Transportation Office. File photo from Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

The pet bills of President Duterte

Aug 01, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Duterte did not mention in his first SONA two bills that his top allies in the 17th Congress declared they would prioritize: the reimposition of the death penalty and the lowering to 15 years the minimum age of criminal responsibility

President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address, as Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez listen. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

ASEAN architect urges Filipino colleagues to be 'globally competitive'

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:16 PM

UPDATED Only 52 out of the 39 000 registered architects in the Philippines are accredited to practice in other ASEAN countries

LTO can’t release car, motorcycle license plates just yet – SC

Jun 14, 2016 - 6:07 PM

The Supreme Court says the TRO stays until it resolves the issue of the supplier returning the downpayment to the LTO and the national treasury as instructed by state auditors

Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

PRC Results: Certified Public Accountant May 2016

May 24, 2016 - 1:01 AM

2 967 out of 6 925 passed the Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination

Why Cebuanos love this LTO employee

May 17, 2016 - 6:38 PM

I do things fast because I know that people don’t want to be delayed While I’m entertaining the complaint of one person I’m also paying attention to another complaint says Winifredo Miro a model civil servant

Results: April 2016 Electrical Engineer Licensure Exams

Apr 15, 2016 - 9:23 PM

808 out of 1 957 Registered Electrical Engineers and 1 633 out of 2 914 Registered Master Electricians successfully passed the April 2016 Electrical Engineer Licensure Examinations

Customs turns over 320,000 pairs of license plates to LTO

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:41 PM

The turnover is part of a deferred payment agreement between the two government agencies It allows LTO to begin documenting the plates and distributing them to new car owners

Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

Customs eyes turnover of 'abandoned' license plates to LTO

Apr 07, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Some 600 000 license plates may be handed over to the LTO – duties and taxes waived – if the BOC gets approval from the DOF

Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

License plate sheets stolen from LTO compound

Mar 30, 2016 - 9:21 AM

The LTO says the plate sheets worth millions of pesos were discovered missing from the central office compound on Monday morning

ANOTHER SETBACK. The stolen license plate sheets is the latest issue to hit the LTO. Photo from DOTC Twitter

Car owners have to wait longer for license plates – Manila port

Mar 10, 2016 - 11:55 PM

Vehicle owners who have paid for these license plates with the Land Transportation Office have been waiting for their release for several months or even a year now

HELD UP. A closer look at some of the 600,000 new license plates considered abandoned by the consignee. Photo from the Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

LTO: License plates could be out in March if issues settled

Mar 01, 2016 - 8:36 PM

The Commission on Audit will have to lift its stop payment order and taxes on the license plates will have to be paid for

Delayed license plates abandoned at Manila port – customs

Feb 29, 2016 - 4:13 PM

Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina says the license plates are in 11 container vans and have incurred duties and taxes of about P40 million

NEW PLATES. The LTO has come under fire for the lack of license plates and a policy that penalizes motorists with unregistered vehicles. Photo from DOTC Twitter

LTO temporarily stops collecting fees for new car plates

Dec 23, 2015 - 8:08 PM

DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya says the agency is working with the Commission on Audit regarding the plate standardization program

GOALS FOR 2016. Senator Ralph Recto wants the LTO to explain how it intends to accomplish its performance targets for 2016. File photo from LTO

Indonesia punishes firms over deadly forest fires

Dec 22, 2015 - 5:17 PM

It is the first time the government has revoked company licences over forest fires an annual occurrence caused by slash and burn land clearance

CHOKING HAZE. Commuters travel along a road as thick haze blankets Pekanbaru. AFP PHOTO / FORZA ALFACHROZIE

Of NBI clearances and drivers' licenses

Nov 27, 2015 - 6:00 PM

If we can search and connect with friends scattered all over the globe through Facebook there is absolutely no reason why the LTO should not be able to determine whether an applicant has a criminal record

DOTC suspends new rule on professional driver's license

Nov 25, 2015 - 7:56 AM

A new policy requiring both police and NBI clearance to get a professional driver s license has been suspended following concerns raised by senators

SUSPENDED. The DOTC suspends a new LTO rule 'for further study' following concerns raised by senators.

VIRAL: Confiscated license? Here's how not to react

Oct 15, 2015 - 9:18 PM

A viral Facebook post shows how a motorist repeatedly swears as he questions a polite traffic officer’s authority

VietJet first female co-pilot is Filipino

Oct 08, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Antonette Ortiz Parocha accompanied a friend to the airline but ended up getting the job instead

AVIATRIX. Antonette Ortiz Parocha,of VietJetAir, is the first female pilot of the airline. Photo from CAAP

Indonesia revokes license of company blamed for haze

Sep 22, 2015 - 9:26 PM

The government also suspends 3 other companies for the illegal blazes in Indonesia which have sent smog floating over the region in recent weeks causing thousands to fall ill

KEBAKARAN HUTAN. Warga berusaha memadamkan api di lahan gambut di Tanjung Batu, Ogan Ilir, Sumatera Selatan, 18 September 2015. Foto oleh Adi Weda/EPA

PRC releases Chemist licensure exam results

Sep 17, 2015 - 7:06 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed chemists

Results: September 2015 Electrical Engineer Licensure Exams

Sep 11, 2015 - 10:27 AM

2 536 out of 3 772 Registered Electrical Engineers and 1 886 out of 2 993 Registered Master Electricians successfully passed the Electrical Engineer Licensure Exams

Indonesian city bans Uber

Sep 10, 2015 - 7:14 PM

Just 3 months after launching in Bandung a busy city known for its IT expertise the popular ride sharing service has been told it doesn t possess the right permits and can t operate