Fact check: Did the LTO issue a license with a photo of the netizen’s distorted face?

Fact check: Did the LTO issue a license with a photo of the netizen’s distorted face?

- A photo went viral after claiming that his face on his driver’s license got distorted

- The LTO and DOTr have both commented on the issue

- The netizen admitted that he just used an app for the photo

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A netizen shared on social media that the process of driver’s license renewal at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) became faster, but it seemed like their camera had a problem.

KAMI learned that the viral photo showed the netizen’s face with enlarged cheeks and lips.

However, LTO conducted an investigation about the viral post. A certain Victor Paul Isaguirre Icuspit shared the photo and then apologized regarding this matter.

Icuspit explained that the photo was edited using the Photo Warp application.

“Hello. Hindi po siya totoo. Edited po siya. Gumamit ako ng APP na PHOTO WARP. Meron lang po akong ginayang post din (same caption). Humihingi po ako ng tawad sa inyong lahat,” Icuspit said.

Through a Facebook post, LTO said they will evaluate the situation and summon Icuspit. The agency also requested the netizens to refrain from sharing the post.

It also reminded the people that tampering with government documents such as the driver’s license should not be tampered with, and it has legal consequences.

The Department of Transportation has also commented on the issue.

“Kahit na ito po ay nakakatawa para sa iilan, ang mga post ho na tulad nito ay nagdudulot ng maling impresyon sa Land Transportation Office-Philippines (LTO),” they said.

“At maaaring maging sanhi ng pagkabalewala ng paghihirap ng ahensya na magtrabaho ng tama at masipag, at maituwid ang mga pagkakamali ng nakaraan,” the agency added.

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The DOTr also reminded those who will be renewing or applying for a driver’s license that requesting for a new photo shot could be requested and it is free of charge.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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