The Land Transportation Office (LTO) announced its plans to release a “digital driver’s license” together with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in compliance with the directive of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. to improve the digitalization of government agencies.
As per LTO Chief Jayart Tugade, the digital driver’s license will serve as an alternative to the physical card and can be easily accessed via a “super app” created by the DICT.
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Tugade highlighted the advantage of the digital license as presenting it to law enforcement officers during apprehension is equivalent to presenting the physical card. The said “super app” will also contain other government IDs.
Tugade also pointed out how it’s a good alternative to the Official Receipt (OR) being used as a temporary driver’s license amid the current issues on plastic card supply.
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Besides the digital driver’s license, Tugade said that the “super app” can also be used on other transactions with the agency like renewals, license registration, and online payments.
As for security, Tugade said that the same security features found on the physical driver’s license are also included in the digital version. That’s on top of the dedicated security measures found on the “super app.”