The registration period has been extended for vehicles with plate numbers ending in 3, 4, and 5 in areas under modified enhanced community quarantine, the Land Transportation Office (LTO.)
In a webinar, Danilo Encela, Chief of the Technical Evaluation and Planning Section Operations Division of LTO said vehicles with license plates ending in 3 can register until June 30.
Vehicles with license plates ending in 4 can register until July 31, and vehicles ending in 5 until August 31.
According to Encela, this is to ensure that the safety protocol is followed and that LTO personnel and those who go there are also protected.
“Puwede po natin magamit ang mga sasakyan hanggang sa mga nabanggit na date na po yan. Pero huwag naman natin paabutin at antayin pa ang June 30 at doon pa magpaparehistro… Medyo matagal po ang palugit na ibinigay para ma-process po natin ang renewal,” said Encela.
Encela reminded that there is a penalty when caught in the registration.
LTO: Registration period for some vehicles in MECQ areas extended
“‘Yung penalty po is 50 percent ng ating MVUC, ‘yung tinatawag natin na motor vehicle user’s charge. For example, yung MVUC natin ay P2,000, so P1,000 po yung penalty,” said Encela.
The official said they receive many complaints regarding the lengthy vehicle registration process.
The LTO called on the public to ensure that the documents required for registration are complete so that the process does not take too long.
“Ang pagrerehistro sa LTO ay matatapos sa loob ng tatlong araw. In fact, kaya din ng isang araw, depende sa dami ng mga sasakyan na dinadala ng dealer sa LTO. Dati ho, inaabot ho ng 7 araw. So mas pinababa namin ang pag-process ng rehistro. Kaya na po natin magrehistro ng sasakyan ng 3 araw, basta kumpleto ho ang mga requirement na dinadala ng dealer,” said Encena.
LTO’s motor vehicle registration schedule contained in administrative order 84A0-003, states that vehicles ending in license plate “3” can register in the month of March. Vehicles with license plates ending in “4” can register in April, while in May vehicles with a “5” at the end of their license plate can register.