LTO now accepting ATM debit cards

by Katrina Ventura

Simula February 1, 2015, mayroon nang counter for atm debit cards sa main offices ng LTO. Ito ay para sa kanilang bagong “cashless transaction system” na siyang solusyon sa mahabang pila at talamak na lagayan.

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Sa “cashless transaction system”, all clients have to do is pay their transactions with their cards. LTO Spokesperson Jason Salvador explains, “Puwedeng gamitin kahit anong ATM card with a debit feature / function like Landbank, BPI, etc. Pero hindi pa puwede ang credit cards tulad ng Visa at Mastercard. Kailangan kasi’y automatic remittance sa treasury dept. Pero kasama sa long term goal namin na puwede na ring magamit ang credit cards in the future. But as it is, malaking tulong na ang ATM card, it saves time for the client and even the LTO personnel na nagbibilang o naghahanap pa ng sukli. Baka sungitan ka pa pag walang panukli. Less temptation din for the LTO personnel because cashless transaction nga.”

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The new system will first serve the main offices within the metropolis and regional offices. By March, district offices in metro manila, metro davao and metro cebu na ang susunod. There’s a P10.00 charge for every transaction, and you will get two receipts after your transaction — from the LTO and a separate bank receipt.

“Clients can still opt to pay in cash but those who wish to have a faster and more convenient transaction could accommodate this new system”, Salvador added.

Sabi naman ni Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) spokesman Miguel Arthur Sagcal, LTO is the first government agency to adapt this innovative technology.

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