By Alexandria Dennise San Juan
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has started on Monday its new mandate to only accept electronically submitted medical certificates of license applicants and renewals from the agency’s accredited doctors and clinics.
Memorandum Circular No. 2018-2157, which was issued by the agency dated December 7, stated that all LTO licensing offices are directed to only accommodate medical certificates sent online by those acquiring student’s permit as well as those applying or renewing their drivers’ licenses.
The order already took effect among licensing offices at the LTO Regional Offices in Metro Manila, and in Region 11 or in Davao Region starting January 7, Monday.
Other regions will also be starting to impose the new guidelines based on their respective implementation dates:
– Region 5, Region 4A, Region 4B, and Region 7 — January 14, 2019
– Region 6, Region 9, and Region 12 — January 21, 2019
– Region 1, Region 2, and Region 3 — January 28, 2019
– Region 10, Region 8, CAR and CARAGA — February 4, 2019
According to LTO, they will only accept online medical certificates furnished by medical clinics or physicians allowed in the agency’s IT system.
The LTO-NCR Office has released on their Facebook page the list of accredited clinics or doctors for license or permit applicants in Metro Manila.
Meanwhile, physicians intending to be part of the IT system can register at their respective LTO regional offices at least a week before the implementation dates, the memorandum stated.
While those who will register outside the said dates must have their required documents checked at their respective regional offices through the regional operations divisions head.