No request for dialogue - LTO Bicol Dir. Lutey

Land Transportation Office Naga City District Office

NAGA CITY—The Association of Insurance Agents transacting business with the local Land Transportation Office (LTO) branch here decry the latest move of the Regional Office V to transfer the Naga City District Office.

Previously, the District Office was located at the back of the City Hall. However, a recent directive from the Region allegedly caused the transfer of the District Office to a building next to LCC in Barangay Sabang, Naga City.

According to some insurance agents who requested not to be named, the transfer is unfair to them, as the move has allowed only a few insurance companies to operate in the new office.

Law requires owners of motor vehicles to register for an insurance plan. This encouraged many companies to set up booths at the LTO District Office to offer their services to said owners.

Many insurance agents, however, have been unable to cope with the move.

Others, meanwhile, have resorted to making adjustments. For instance, Insurance Association President Arturo Mosatala, said that he decided to start holding office in an area that is far from the new District Office. However, he stated that the distance has seriously affected his business operation.

The insurance companies, however, are willing to hold a dialogue with the LTO officials to clarify matters.

They claim to have written LTO Regional Director Noreen San Luis-Lutey regarding the issue.

They also announced that they will hold a press conference to explain the matter to the public after their meeting with the regional director.

Meanwhile, in interview with BICOL STANDARD, Director San Luis-Lutey disclaimed having received a letter from any of the insurance representatives regarding the request for a dialogue.