Monday, February 08, 2016

Ulep orders offices to get rid of ‘fixers’

Gesta assumes Oro’s YMCA head. Cagayan de Oro City Archbishop 
Most Rev. Antonio J. Ledesma (3rd from right) leads the Installation 
and Induction Ceremonies of the 2016 Board of Directors of the Cagayan 
de Oro Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), Inc. headed by 
its newly elected president BDO Velez Branch manager Gonzalo “Al” 
Gesta (center, facing right). Archbishop Ledesma serves as the chief 
inducting officer and the guest of honor and speaker held at Dynasty 
Court Hotel on February 12, 2016. (Photo by BEN BALCE)
CAGAYAN de Oro City - (BEN BALCE / Golden Journal) - A senior official of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) has ordered all transportation offices in the country to get rid of “fixers” within the premises of the Land Transportation Offices (LTO).

Northern Mindanao regional director Hilarion Ulep said that in compliance with the directive, the LTO regional office issued a memorandum to bar all known fixers from entering the LTO premises in the regional office here.

Ulep said that although fixing had already been banned by past LTO chiefs, the new memorandum was intended to complement the implementation of Republic Act (RA) 9485, otherwise known as the Anti-Red Tape Act.

In a memorandum dated Jan. 12, 2016, new assistant Secretary Roberto Cabrera III, has ordered all LTO offices nationwide to ban fixers from entering the LTO offices amid reports and complaints of the proliferation of fixers in the LTO premises around the country.

Ulep said that in compliance with the directive, the LTO regional office had issued a memorandum to five provincial offices in Northern Mindanao and to the various LTO satellite offices in Cagayan De Oro and the neighboring cities in the region.

"All employees and personnel are hereby reminded to wear at all times their office identification card," Ulep said.

Adding that anybody who is caught violating this new memorandum would be dealt with accordingly, according to Ulep. (with PNA)

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