Cebu City – The only LTO Malasakit Center in the country will soon have a top-notch high-speed internet as the agency has entered into an agreement between the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for the Government Network (GovNet).
DICT is currently implementing GovNet, which aims to help address the basic needs of the government for transparency, efficiency, and effective governance through ICT.
LTO 7 regional director Victor Emmanuel Caindec and DICT Secretary Gregorio Honasan signed the Memorandum of Agreement between the two agencies to provide better services to the public.
Under the said agreement, DICT shall provide up to one (1) gigabit (Gbps) connection access to the GovNet network of LTO 7.
The said agency is also responsible for providing the actual Fiber Optic Cores and the other peripherals which are necessary for establishing a connection between the Government network and the Agency’s network.
Under the DICT’s GovNet an interconnected network of government agencies in the country will enable faster communication, better coordination, easier access to online services, and simplified processes.
“This partnership is very timely since we are on the stage of setting up the LTO Management Information System, thru a faster and integrated network, we can deliver fast service to the public,” said Caindec.
LTO 7’s Malasakit Lounge which is situated in N. Bacalso Avenue, Cebu City will soon transform into a Malasakit Center with the full capacity of services such as the Malasakit Center licensing center for the special sector, Drivers Education Center, a legal research library, and an e-learning portal.
Caindec added that these services will harmonize DICT’s high-speed internet as the agency shifts from manual to online processing.
One of which is the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS), which is gradually implemented in some of the LTO offices in the country where the public can apply, book an appointment, and pay for driver’s license transactions online.
In Central Visayas, it is being implemented in Tagbilaran District Office, Tagbilaran City in Bohol, and Dumaguete District Office, Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental.
These are among the pilot areas where the new LTO system is being implemented.
With the said agreement, DICT shall also provide the person who shall install and set up the necessary network equipment while LTO 7 will provide a secure space for the said equipment.
“The main benefit of GovNet to government agencies is lower costs of internet services and faster data transfers for government-to-government communications,” said the DICT’s website.
GovNet is part of the E-Government Master Plan of the DICT which aims in building the fiber-to-the-building connection for government agencies, schools, local government units, and hospitals in Metro Manila and Metro Cebu.