Dahino bats for Visayan version of LTO exam for driver’s license



“MOST importantly, I also believe it would be of greater help if we can pass a resolution urging the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to make available the exam in Visayan version as an alternative to English and Tagalog versions that are available for now. It will be a good option for our “Bisaya” constituents who are skilled in practical driving but lack the proper and formal education.”


This was the suggestion aired by Councilor Edna M. Dahino during the 73rd regular session of the 18th City Council presided over by City Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy.


The councilor reported about the existing problems involved in obtaining driver’s license from the said agency. She said a number of constituents fail to pass the written examinations.


“Many applicants struggle to understand what they read making it harder for them to pass the exam even if most of them are skilled in practical driving but lack the proper and formal education,” she cited.


This has become a big problem in our community right now as many of Kagayanons will just resort to driving even without license just to earn a living or perhaps are enticed to obtain their licenses thru improper channels, the councilor observed.


Councilor Dahino requested the committee on public utilities chaired by Councilor Teodulfo Lao and the Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) to make “study guides” available to aspiring drivers to help them pass the examination.


The matter was referred to the committees on public utilities and on roads and traffic management for appropriate action. (JAO)