THE Land Transportation Office Central Visayas (LTO 7) has officially opened its 15th district office in Ronda town in just a short period of 20 days.
The new office will allow registered motorists in Cebu’s southwestern towns to transact with LTO 7 without the need to go to its regional office in Cebu City.
The new Ronda District Office can temporarily accommodate 80 to 100 persons with the implementation of health protocol such as social distancing, according to its officer-in-charge (OIC) Chief Mhike Jelord Rollo.
In his speech, LTO 7 Director Victor Emmanuel Caindec thanked Cebu Rep. Peter John Calderon (Cebu, 7th District) for authoring Republic Act 11437, which establishes an LTO district office in Ronda town.
He then thanked Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia for the continued support of the Cebu Provincial Government to the agency.
Caindec said when the approval of the establishment of the Ronda District Office was released by LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante, he then challenged Ronda Mayor Terrence Blanco to build the structure.
Separately, Blanco said establishing the LTO’s district office is a dream come true for his municipality.
The Ronda District Office is the only LTO office in southwestern Cebu next to Carcar City.
Blanco said the current LTO District Office which is located in Poblacion, Ronda, is a temporary office as a permanent office will be built soon.
Garcia said the new building proves that no pandemic can stop the developments in Cebu Province.
Garcia also announced that the direction of the Cebu Provincial Government is to rebuild the local economy amid the pandemic.
In a speech, Calderon said the residents under his district and the neighboring towns and municipalities have no reason not to get a license or to register their motor vehicles.
Present also during the inauguration of the office were Cebu Provincial Board Members Jerome Librando and Christopher Baricuatro, and local officials from Badian, Dumanjug, Moalboal, Alcantara, Alegria, Santander and Samboan.
Aside from the launching of the district office, the event was also the graduation ceremony of the 100 students from Barili to Santander who finished the LTO’s Theoretical Driving Course from Nov. 16 to 18. (PR)