The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has announced that it will waive all fines and penalties that are due today, January 13, in their calamity-affected offices, in light of the government work suspension order issued by the Office of the Executive Secretary last night due to the eruption of the Taal Volcano in Batangas.
“In view of the suspension of government work in CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Metro Manila and in Region 3 today, 13 January 2020, imposed deadlines for all LTO transactions in the said areas shall automatically fall the next working day, and consequently, any fines/ penalties to be incurred are deemed waived,” said the LTO in their official social media page as ordered by the agency's top man, Assistant Secretary, Edgar Galvante.
If the situation improves tomorrow, January 14, it is expected that government offices will be business as usual (BAU). The LTO however, did not mention anything about the suspension of apprehensions should drivers or riders are caught with an expired license or registration.
The LTO also deployed 3 teams from LTO- NCR West, 3 teams from C.O. FED, one Tow Truck and 2 buses for traffic assistance and rescue/ evacuation operations in Talisay/ Agoncillo in Batangas.