BREAKING: LTO 7 gets additional 2 New Registration Units, first in 8 years

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After 8 long years, Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 under the leadership of Regional Director Victor Emmanuel Caindec has secured approval from LTO Central Office to open two additional New Registration Unit (NRU) offices in Central Visayas.

Described by RD Caindec as another achievement in the regional office, the approval came as an additional legacy of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.

LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante signed Office Order No. 2022-117 which authorizes LTO 7 to process applications for initial registration of motor vehicles and the “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) Sales Reporting System.

The two additional NRU offices which will be available at the LTO Cebu City District Office and LTO Mandaue City District Office will complement the existing Regional New Registration Unit (R-NRU) located at Subangdaku in Mandaue City.

RD Caindec said that the move seeks to put to rest some alibis of motorcycle dealerships of delayed new registrations due to “alleged” backlogs.
LTO 7 through R-NRU has been issuing zero-backlog certifications to inform clients of the completion of new registrations covering specific periods.

“While some dealers insist there are ‘delays’ even without proof to counter LTO 7’s zero-backlog certifications, the opening of the two additional New Registration Unit offices at J Center Mall (Mandaue City) and Robinsons Galleria (Cebu City) seeks to further put to rest the alibis of delayed new registrations from LTO 7,” said RD Caindec.

The director has been lobbying the said request for almost two years now with RD Caindec providing the proper study and analysis to get the initiative approved.

LTO’s DIY System aims to streamline the process of sales reporting and eliminate Request for System Updates (RSU) of buyers’ information or motor vehicle details.

Through this system, an authorized representative of the dealer will directly report their vehicle sales to the LTO using the sales reporting facility without the direct participation of any LTO personnel.

RD Caindec recently indorsed the resolution canceling the Manufacturer, Assembler, Importer, Rebuilder, Dealer and other Entities (MAIRDOEs) Accreditation of motorcycle dealership Premio for abusing the system for the alleged delayed new registrations which can result in the termination of their access to the DIY system pending the approval of the LTO Chief.