LTO, LTFRB officials undergo anti-corruption checks


Posted at Jul 30 2019 03:48 PM

MANILA - Officials of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will have to undergo "lifestyle checks," the Department of Transportation said Tuesday, as it checked its ranks for corruption. 

Officials of the 2 agencies will be required to submit copies of their statement of assets liabilities and net worth (SALN), income tax returns and other documents, the DOTr said. 

LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra also ordered a reshuffle of all cashiers assigned at the agency's central office.

This was after an alleged "fixer" was caught in the office during an entrapment operation by the Anti-Red Tape Act, the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission and the National Bureau of Investigation, LTFRB said. 

“We will undertake all necessary measures to reassure the public of LTFRB’s commitment to transparent, accountable and corruption-free service to our stakeholders," Delgra said. 

LTO chief Edgar Galvante also asked the public to report irregularities they witness or experience.

"This serves as a reminder to all LTO officials and employees to remain straight and honest public servants,” Galvante said. 

The LTO was among the 5 agencies criticized by President Rodrigo Duterte in his last State of the Nation Address.