News Release

Killing of LTO official condemned

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Saturday condemned the killing of one of its officials in an ambush in Quezon City on Friday night.

LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Atty. Vigor D. Mendoza II issued a statement deploring the killing.

“The entire Land Transportation Office (LTO) family condemns in the strongest terms the killing of one of our own, Mercedita Gutierrez, in a gun attack in Quezon City on Friday, May 24,” said Mendoza in his statement released to the media on Saturday.

Gutierrez was the chief of the Registration Section of the LTO Central Office.

“This is a cowardly act and we assure her family and the public of our untiring efforts to coordinate with the Philippine National Police and closely monitor the investigation of this incident to bring all perpetrators of this crime behind bars,” Mendoza said.

“On behalf of the men and women of the LTO, I extend my sincerest condolences to her loved ones, and likewise join them in seeking justice for this dastardly act,” he said.

The LTO has declined to make further comments regarding the investigation and as to the motive behind the killing pending investigation by authorities. |PND