Driving school, instructor in Danao City suspended by LTO7 for fraudulent TDC certificate issuance



Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 Regional Director Victor Emmanuel Caindec ordered the suspension of NC Tiger Driving School after it was found having issued fraudulent theoretical driving course (TDC) certificates.

RD Caindec signed the suspension order on the driving school that was based in Danao City for committing violations on the issuance of TDCs.

LTO 7 suspends driving school, instructor in Danao City for fraudulent issuance of TDC certificates under LTO Memorandum Circular No. 2021-2284.

NC Tiger Driving school and Luchen P. Tero, one of its instructor were suspended for conducting two sessions per day of the TDC instead of one session per day as mandated under LTO MC-2021-2284. The said memorandum circular contains the Rules and Regulation on the Accreditation, Supervision, and Control of Driving Institutions, and the Standardization of Driver Education.

LTO requires applicants for student driver’s permit to undergo a 15-hour theoretical driving course, 8 hours of practical driving course, and three days of the seminar.

RD Caindec issued the resolution based on the investigation conducted by LTO 7 Regional Accreditation Committee after LTO7 received a complaint in September 2022.

RD Caindec tasked the LTO 7 RAC and the legal division head, Atty. Vincent Francis Bien Santiago, to thoroughly investigate complaints made directly to the regional director via his social media account by several individuals who felt short-changed by driving schools that don’t conduct the required 8-hour/day theoretical training for TDC certificates, a requirement of LTO for the issuance of a student permit.

The suspension order signed by RD Caindec was served last January 6, 2023, and received by NC Tiger Driving School Danao City Branch.