LTO XI starts releasing plates for July until August 2016

After two years, the Land Transportation Office 11 has began distributing the long-delayed plates for four-wheeled vehicles.

Officials distributed the plates on Thursday, with Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio as the guest of honor at the regional office.

Regional director Gomer Dy, in an interview, said the Central Office is now printing the plates with those plates registered in July 2016. The LTO is scheduled to distribute around 200 plates every week for the whole month, with around 800 motor vehicles registered in July 2016.

These are all plates for four-wheeled vehicles as the agency has decided to pause the printing of motorcycle plates.

Congress is still deliberating a law amending the required plates on motorcycles to either a larger, more visible format or the addition of another plate for the motorcycles.

The LTO has around 1,600 vehicle plates for July and August ready for distribution by batch, depending on a schedule.

The plates for September and October are already being printed by the Central Office, Dy said, adding that the agency is working double time to start releasing the plates.

“Hopefully, by first quarter of 2019 the backlog will be completed, depending on the production,” he said.
The owner of the plates can personally claim the license by bringing the original official receipt (OR) and certificate of registration (CR). The LTO needs the document as the property officer needs to mark the document with the plate number.

Photocopies are discouraged, as these can be faked, Dy said.

So far, the LTO said the backlog for 2016 are around 5,000 plates, with an average of 100 new units of motor vehicles being registered at the agency.

For 2017, the agency recorded 14,391 motor vehicles registered.

To date, from January to June, the LTO has registered 7,195 motor vehicles with a total of 24,971 motor vehicles for the three years as of June 2018.

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