THE Department of Transportation—Land Transportation Office (DOTr-LTO) and the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. Inc. (PLDT) on Wednesday held the ceremonial signing of the contract agreement that will pave the way for better and faster Internet connectivity for all LTO offices nationwide.
The ceremonial signing, held on March 13, 2019 marks the partnership between the LTO and PLDT Inc., which won the contract for the P240 million Procurement of Primary Leased Line Subscription Project.
In his speech, LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar C. Galvante said, “the LTO is very grateful that PLDT is helping us a lot in our ‘Moving Forward’ efforts.”
The LTO Chief explained that, “With PLDT as primary internet service provider, and with two existing redundant leased lines, the LTO is assured of more reliable, cost-efficient, high availability, and almost zero downtime Internet connnectivity atits 229 LTO offices nationwide.”
Galvante signed the Agreement for the LTO, while PLDT Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Manuel V. Pangilinan affixed his signature for the company.
The signing was witnessed by PLDT executives, headed by Senior Vice President and Head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups Mr. Jovy I. Hernandez; and Mr. Eric R. Alberto, Chief Revenue Officer of PLDT and Smart.
For LTO, Executive Director Romeo G. Vera Cruz and Management Information Division (MID) Chief Rector Antiga served as witnesses.
“We are trying to improve on the services we have been providing. Again, we are counting on the full support of PLDT in attaining our objectives,” Galvante added.
PLDT Chairman thanked the LTO for the business. “We are very happy to serve the government, the LTO. PLDT is more than happy to cooperate.”
The P240 million procurement of primary leased line subscription project is under the DOTr Road Transportation IT Infrastructure—LTO Component B Project.
LTO Offices used to rely on various Internet serviceproviders with frequent downtime and transaction delays.