LTO Temporary Offsite Printing Office in SM Marikina Now Open


Land Transportation Office (LTO) has been faced with backlog problem regarding the issuance of the driver's license with 5-year validity due to the delay in the availability of the cards. Those who applied but have not yet been issued a license card has reached over 5 million nationwide, 20% of which are from the National Capital Region.

In an effort to address the situation, a Memorandum of Agreement has been signed between LTO and SM Malls. 6 LTO printing offices will temporarily be available in SM North EDSA, SM Fairview, SM Manila,  SM Marikina, SM Southmall, and SM Cherry. These offices specifically dedicated to printing and distribution of the driver's license cards with 5-year validity are provided by SM Malls free of charge.

The LTO printing office located in SM Marikina was officially opened today, October 6, 2017 with Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro gracing the event. The hardworking mayor mentioned that he personally experience how it was like applying for a driver's license at LTO Marikina office and commended the hardworking employees of the agency. He is delighted with the efforts of LTO and the generosity of SM Malls in making it easier for the drivers in securing their licenses.

Also present were Marikina Vice Mayor Jose Fabian Cadiz, LTO Chief / Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante, Executive Director Atty. Romeo Vera Cruz, NCR Regional Director Atty. Clarence Guinto, and other NCR District Officers.

Ms. Annie Garcia, President of SM Supermalls represented SM in the MOA signing between SM Prime Holdings, Inc. and LTO.

The LTO temporary offsite printing office at SM Malls will be available until December 2017.