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LTO to refund RFID fees starting August 15

Aug 10, 2019 - 4:21 PM

The refund applies to those who paid when they registered their vehicles from August 1, 2009 to January 15, 2010

Duterte wants suspension of law ordering two license plates on motorcycles

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:35 PM

(UPDATED) The President also says he will negotiate for a lower fine for violations of the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Law

PROTEST VS DOBLE PLAKA. Thousands of riders from various motorcycle group join the Unity Ride as they call against the use of double plate. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

LTO to impose additional 'minimal fees' for new motorcycle plates

Mar 26, 2019 - 6:44 PM

'Isa sa tatalakayin ng TWG is to arrive at a reasonable costs na sisingilin sa rehistro. Hindi pa namin nakikita kung magkano, but definitely hindi ito sobrang laki,' says Land Transportation Office chief Edgar Galvante

SUGGESTED DESIGN. Land Transportation Office chief Edgar Galvante discusses the possible design for the new motorcycle license plates. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LIST: Accredited clinics for new policy on drivers' license applications

Jan 11, 2019 - 3:19 PM

Here is the list of accredited clinics that can issue online-only medical certificates for drivers' license applications in Metro Manila

NEW POLICY. The Land Transportation Office implements a new policy when acquiring medical certificates. Rappler photo

LTO starts distributing license plates after years of backlogs

Jul 05, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The Land Transportation Office's initial batch for distribution includes only 231,332 license plates for vehicles purchased from July 2016 to December 2016

RELEASED. Department of Transportation, through the Land transportation office, releases on July 5, 2018 the plates of motor vehicles registered in July 2016 to automotive dealers and owners nationwide. Photo Maria Tan/Rappler

LTO to begin distributing license plates July 2018

Jun 21, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The Land Transportation Office says the license plates in the first batch to be distributed are for those registered from July 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016

Photo from the Department of Transportation

Converting LTO extension offices into regular ones will shorten lines – Poe

May 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

6 bills converting LTO extension offices into regular offices are approved on second reading on Tuesday, May 22

PUBLIC SERVICES. Senator Grace Poe holds a hearing about public services, the committee she chairs, on February 20, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Tarlac LTO chief nabbed for possession of illegal drugs, explosives

May 10, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Rogel Yambao, Land Transportation Office-Tarlac OIC, is a high-value target, says the Police Regional Office 3

ARRESTED. Mugshots of Rogel Yambao, Land Transportation Office (LTO) Tarlac District Office OIC, are taken at the Police Regional Office 3. Photo from PRO3 Public Information Office

PDEA on drug list, Duterte signs contractualization EO, Mueller on Trump | Evening wRap

May 01, 2018 - 8:55 PM

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LTO Western Visayas wants 1,800 ‘unregistered’ vehicles out of Boracay

May 01, 2018 - 4:09 PM

‘This is not confiscation of vehicles. This is clearing Boracay of unregistered vehicles and submitting them for registration,’ says Land Transportation Office Region VI Director Rolando Ramos

PHASEOUT. The Land Transportation Office in Western Visayas says registered tricycles on the island will be phased out by August 2018. Photo Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

Tugade relieves LTO employees over alleged extortion

Apr 08, 2018 - 3:37 PM

This comes after rice traders and truckers tell President Rodrigo Duterte of alleged extortion activities in Nueva Vizcaya

Photo of Tugade by Exequiel Supera/Presidential Photo

DOTr buys own machines to make license plates

Apr 08, 2018 - 2:45 PM

'Ayaw na nating maulit 'yung problema sa plaka. Kaya naman mas maigi kung tayo na lang mismo ang mag-manufacture,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

Photos from DOTR from Friday Secretary Arthur Tugade with other DOTr road sector officials LTO chief Edgar Galvante and LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III inspect the motor vehicle plate facilities of the Land Transportation Office (LTO)

Nationwide crackdown on 'colorum' vehicles to start after Holy Week

Mar 28, 2018 - 2:25 PM

The government forms Task Force Kamao to apprehend unregistered public utility vehicles

ANTI-COLORUM. Task Force Bravo, an inter-agency task force against colorum vehicles, will be headed by DOTr Undersecretary Thomas Orbos. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

House bill sets larger license plates to curb motorcycle crimes

Mar 15, 2018 - 4:43 PM

The bill will require motorcycle riders to have license plates that are readable from at least 12 meters away

BIGGER PLATES. House joint panel approves bill requiring motorcycles to have bigger license plates.

Add road safety education in DepEd elementary curriculum – LTO Region V

Feb 01, 2018 - 6:15 PM

'You can easily learn knowledge and skills but you cannot build a proper attitude overnight that's why we need to start in the elementary level,' says LTO Region V Director Noreen San Luis-Lutey

EDUCATION. LTO Region V Director Noreen San Luis-Lutey pushed for education of road safety to elementary students. Photo by Homer Rafael Refuerzo/Rappler

Senate panel seeks Divina disbarment, Dela Rosa on body cameras, Licuanan on resignation| Evening wRap

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:12 PM

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Uson returns award, SC lifts TRO on license plates, China and Benham Rise | Midday wRap

Jan 24, 2018 - 1:26 PM

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SC says LTO can release 700,000 license plates

Jan 23, 2018 - 7:35 PM

(UPDATED) Grace Poe, who chairs the Senate committee on public services, says the 700,000 license plates freed up for distribution 'will hardly make a dent on the demand'

DELAYED PLATES. A photo of one of the 11 container of license plates held at the Manila International Container Port. File photo from Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

Authorities flag down smoke-belching, dilapidated vehicles

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The owners or drivers of these vehicles are given 24 hours to appear before the Land Transportation Office, where roadworthiness tests will be conducted

'Sana mamatay ka': Netizens harass wrong woman in taxi row

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:59 PM

Christine Interior estimates that she has received over a hundred messages, ranging from innocent inquiries about her identity to vitriol-fueled messages that are peppered with curses and death threats.

Woman who slapped taxi driver may lose driver's license soon

Dec 20, 2017 - 1:32 PM

In a second complaint, taxi driver Virgilio Doctor says Cherish Interior poses a danger to the public, given her 'uncontrollable temper'

ASSAULT. A woman, identified as Cherish Sharmaine Interior, assaulted a taxi driver over a traffic row. Screengrab from Joshua Baluyot's Facebook video

Taxi driver files complaint with LTFRB vs woman motorist who slapped him

Dec 18, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Virgilio Doctor goes to LTFRB to file a case against Cherish Sharmaine Interior for physical injuries and damage to property

LTFRB: Up to Congress to legalize Angkas, habal-habal

Dec 12, 2017 - 8:38 PM

While in limbo, 15,000 Angkas drivers receive financial assistance equivalent to 60% of their earnings last October

LEGISLATION. LTFRB Board Member said that amendments to law is needed to allow motorcycle ride-sharing app Angkas to offer their service. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Bidding for license plate production not rigged – LTO

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:58 PM

The Land Transportation Office says consultations were made for the estimated costing for license plates and sticker production

Replacing jeepneys a must after 3-year transition period – Tugade

Dec 11, 2017 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says public utility vehicles that pass the motor vehicle inspection system still have to be replaced so they will be Euro 4- or Euro 5-compliant

MODERNIZE. Senate committee on public services held a hearing on the PUV modernization program on December 11, 2017. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LTO chief to Alvarez: I'll only resign if Duterte, Tugade ask me to

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:56 AM

Galvante says they are doing their best to finally bring the delayed plates to motorists

LTO CHIEF. Edgar Galvante attends the House Committee on Transportation hearing. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dela Rosa on war on drugs, MILF on BBL, LTO revokes Lopez license | Evening wRap

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:45 PM

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LTO cancels Maria Isabel Lopez's driver's license

Nov 27, 2017 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) The actress will not be allowed to reapply for a license in the next two years, and must also pay P8,000 in fines

Maria Isabel Lopez appeals to LTO to grant her 'senior citizen discount'

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:59 PM

Maria Isabel Lopez appears before the LTO but has yet to submit a formal written appeal for breaking into the special ASEAN lanes

Maria Isabel Lopez summoned by LTO for ASEAN lane violation

Nov 13, 2017 - 10:35 AM

This comes after the former beauty queen and actress violates traffic rules then boasts about it on social media

Know the difference: Which agencies manage roads and road users?

Oct 01, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Do you know the difference between the functions of the LTO and the LTFRB? Know more about the different agencies managing Philippine roads

MANAGING ROADS. An MMDA enforcer manages traffic along EDSA. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTO rolls out drivers' licenses valid for 5 years

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The entire application process for the new driver s license cards takes about 5 minutes the transportation secretary says

5-YEAR LICENSES. Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade tried out the application process for the new driver's license cards that are valid for 5 years. Photo by the Department of Transportation

What to expect in LTO's practical driving exam

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Drivers applying for a license must pass both the written exam and the practical driving exams

TEST DRIVE. Drivers applying for a license must make one full round and park in the obstacle course.

A disappointing story about getting a PH driver's license

Jul 30, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Much has been said but has LTO really done anything about these?

DRIVER'S LICENSE. Brace yourself once you step at the LTO.

#SaferRoadsPH: What factors affect road safety in Iloilo?

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:49 PM

In Rappler’s SaferRoadsPH Forum local officials discuss the factors that affect the road conditions of Iloilo and what can be done to prevent accidents

ROAD SAFETY. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog says the LTO should be stricter in issuing driver's license

Anti-Distracted Driving Act to take effect again starting July 6

Jun 21, 2017 - 1:10 PM

The revised rules of the law have been published says the Department of Transportation paving the way for implementation

TRAFFIC EASED. The DOTr also sees traffic congestions mitigated since accidents will be prevented by the law. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

5-year driver's license bill now up for Duterte's signature

May 31, 2017 - 6:41 PM

The measure will now be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte after both chambers of Congress approved the final version of the bill

Senate approves bill on 5-year validity of driver's license

May 30, 2017 - 4:28 PM

The House of Representatives passed its version of the measure on final reading a week ago

LONGER VALIDITY. The Land Transportation Office says the proposal to extend the validity of drivers' licenses to 5 years will be rolled out by August 2017.

DOTr suspends Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED Transport authorities will first focus on information dissemination as recommended by lawmakers in a House hearing following the confusion over the new law

Putting the brakes on road deaths

May 23, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Philippine government needs to fix and enforce road safety laws to help save lives

Photo courtesy of BlueInk.News

What is 'line of sight' under the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

May 22, 2017 - 8:05 PM

No you can t mount your phone above the dashboard

LTO to motorcycle drivers: 'You can't use phones on the road'

May 20, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The Land Transportation Office reminds motorcycle riders that they cannot use their phones even for navigation under the Anti Distracted Driving Act

NO PHONES. According to LTO Law Enforcement Service Director Francis Ray Almora, motorcycle drivers are prohibited from using their phones while on the road, even for navigation.

Rappler Talk: What is the Anti-Distracted Driving Act?

May 20, 2017 - 10:43 AM

According to a 2015 National Statistics Office report using cellular phones while driving has been one of the top causes of road crash incidents

Grab, Uber remind drivers to comply with Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 19, 2017 - 8:09 PM

Drivers under Transport Network Vehicle Service companies rely heavily on navigational apps like Waze and Google Maps

NO DISTRACTIONS. Distracted driving is finally prohibited under Republic Act No. 10913 starting May 18.

Senate to approve 5-year validity of drivers' licenses by May – Poe

May 09, 2017 - 8:07 PM

The rollout of the new driver s license will start in August the Land Transportation Office says

LONGER VALIDITY. The Land Transportation Office says the proposal to extend the validity of drivers' licenses to 5 years is supported by law

House panel approves in principle bill on 5-year driver's license

May 04, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The proposed measure seeks to amend the Land Transportation and Traffic Code which currently sets the validity of a driver s license to 3 years

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has been issuing licenses valid for 5 years since last October.

After Nueva Ecija bus crash, PNP takes on added road safety role

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:18 PM

PNP Directorate for Operations chief Camilo Cascolan issues instructions to regional chiefs provincial chiefs and the Highway Patrol Group

Automation in licensing can help screen responsible drivers

Apr 21, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Former LTO spokesperson Jason Salvador says removing the discretionary factor among employees screening applicants can help ensure that only those fit to drive are issued licenses

Group files complaint vs LTO execs using Duterte’s FOI order

Apr 03, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The Anti Trapo Movement files a complaint against LTO chief Edgar Galvante and bids and awards committee chair Romeo Vera Cruz for not releasing documents on the bidding for the production of drivers license cards

INVOKING FOI. Anti Trapo Movement Founder Leon Peralta (right) files a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman on April 3, 2017 against LTO officials invoking Duterte's FOI policy in the executive branch. Photo by Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017 - 10:59 AM

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