The Land Transportation Office said Thursday it will accelerate the digitalization of its services to fight fixers and corruption in the agency.
LTO chief Jay Art Tugade warned the public against patronizing the services of “fixers” and said it would be better to immediately report their illegal activities instead.
The agency and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group arrested five suspected “fixers” outside the LTO Novaliches District Office in Quezon City.
Tugade himself led the operation and personally witnessed the offering of services by the supposed “fixers” outside LTO Novaliches.
Tugade said obtaining a driver’s license and vehicle registration should not be taken as a “shortcut” because lives would be endangered if the appropriate process was not followed.
He said some applicants of student permit were paying as much as P15,000 without undergoing training and studying the basic traffic rules.