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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

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)

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.

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

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

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

Abaya, ex-transport officials face raps over P3.8-B license plate deal

Dec 06, 2016 - 10:20 PM

A civil society group says the respondents violated the anti graft and corrupt practices act the code of ethical conduct for public officials and government procurement rules

NEW PLATES. Former transportation officials face a complaint over the allegedly anomalous license plate deal. Photo from DOTC Twitter

400,000 new license plates to be released monthly

Aug 08, 2016 - 8:03 PM

Meanwhile motorists in Metro Manila who are set to renew their drivers licenses will get 5 year validity starting September 19

DELAYED. Over a million new license plates haven't been released yet by the Land Transportation Office. File photo from Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

LTO can’t release car, motorcycle license plates just yet – SC

Jun 14, 2016 - 6:07 PM

The Supreme Court says the TRO stays until it resolves the issue of the supplier returning the downpayment to the LTO and the national treasury as instructed by state auditors

Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

Customs turns over 320,000 pairs of license plates to LTO

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:41 PM

The turnover is part of a deferred payment agreement between the two government agencies It allows LTO to begin documenting the plates and distributing them to new car owners

Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

Customs eyes turnover of 'abandoned' license plates to LTO

Apr 07, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Some 600 000 license plates may be handed over to the LTO – duties and taxes waived – if the BOC gets approval from the DOF

Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

License plate sheets stolen from LTO compound

Mar 30, 2016 - 9:21 AM

The LTO says the plate sheets worth millions of pesos were discovered missing from the central office compound on Monday morning

ANOTHER SETBACK. The stolen license plate sheets is the latest issue to hit the LTO. Photo from DOTC Twitter

Car owners have to wait longer for license plates – Manila port

Mar 10, 2016 - 11:55 PM

Vehicle owners who have paid for these license plates with the Land Transportation Office have been waiting for their release for several months or even a year now

HELD UP. A closer look at some of the 600,000 new license plates considered abandoned by the consignee. Photo from the Bureau of Customs Public Information and Assistance Division

LTO: License plates could be out in March if issues settled

Mar 01, 2016 - 8:36 PM

The Commission on Audit will have to lift its stop payment order and taxes on the license plates will have to be paid for

Delayed license plates abandoned at Manila port – customs

Feb 29, 2016 - 4:13 PM

Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina says the license plates are in 11 container vans and have incurred duties and taxes of about P40 million

NEW PLATES. The LTO has come under fire for the lack of license plates and a policy that penalizes motorists with unregistered vehicles. Photo from DOTC Twitter

LTO temporarily stops collecting fees for new car plates

Dec 23, 2015 - 8:08 PM

DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya says the agency is working with the Commission on Audit regarding the plate standardization program

GOALS FOR 2016. Senator Ralph Recto wants the LTO to explain how it intends to accomplish its performance targets for 2016. File photo from LTO

LTO requests P2B budget, vows faster issuance of plates, licenses

Aug 17, 2015 - 3:18 PM

But Senator Ralph Recto points out that the LTO promised the same performance targets for 2015 and apparently failed to meet them

GOALS FOR 2016. Senator Ralph Recto wants the LTO to explain how it intends to accomplish its performance targets for 2016. File photo from LTO

P3.8-B LTO license plate deal legal – DOTC

Jul 15, 2015 - 10:42 AM

A transportation official defends the legality of the LTO s license plate deal on the same day the Supreme Court dismissed a petition questioning the availability of funds for the project

DELAYS. The LTO has gotten flak for the delays in issuing the new motor vehicle license plates for its 5-year license plate standardization program. Photo from DOTC

LTO license plate supplier to set up PH facilities

Jul 14, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Transportation Undersecretary Jose Perpetuo Lotilla says supplier PPI JKG is required to set up local facilities to speed up the manufacturing of the new license plates

NEW PLATES. The LTO has come under fire for the lack of license plates and a policy that penalizes motorists with unregistered vehicles. Photo from DOTC Twitter

Senate should probe reports of 'flimsy' LTO plates – Miriam

Jul 12, 2015 - 3:15 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago will file a Senate resolution to probe reports on the alleged flimsy new license plates under the LTO s standardization program

NEW PLATES. The LTO has come under fire for the lack of license plates and a policy that penalizes motorists with unregistered vehicles. Photo from DOTC Twitter

Virginia governor to banish Confederate flag from license plates

Jun 24, 2015 - 1:27 AM

I have directed the following actions to remove the Confederate emblem from state issued license plates he says

Bidding out of car license plates contract illegal – Recto

Jun 12, 2015 - 2:50 PM

The budget that Congress gave for the license plate project was only P180 million How was the DOTC and the LTO able to bid out a P3 8 billion contract?

NEW PLATES. The LTO has come under fire for the lack of license plates and a policy that penalizes motorists with unregistered vehicles. Photo from DOTC Twitter

Delays: Why didn't LTO pre-order all 5M new license plates?

Jun 08, 2015 - 10:07 PM

The LTO seeks to replace 5 million license plates but has ordered only 1 5 million Congressmen are not satisfied with the explanation

NEW PLATES. The LTO has come under fire for the lack of license plates and a policy that penalizes motorists with unregistered vehicles. Photo from DOTC Twitter

LTO: Supply of license plates back to normal soon

May 27, 2015 - 5:53 PM

The Land Transportation Office expects supplies of vehicle license plates by next week easing motorists concerns over the unavailability of the new plates

NEW PLATES. The LTO has come under fire for the lack of license plates and a policy that penalizes motorists with unregistered vehicles. Photo from DOTC Twitter

COA to LTO: Stop paying license plate supplier

May 26, 2015 - 3:30 PM

The Commission on Audit stops payments to the producers of the new vehicle license plates but the Land Transportation Office says this won t affect the supply of the latest plates

'LTO should compel supplier to issue license plates'

May 25, 2015 - 7:30 PM

But at the Senate hearing on the delays in the release of new license plates LTO chief Alfonso Tan Jr maintains that the dealers are the ones at fault

NEW PLATES. The LTO has come under fire for the lack of license plates and a policy that penalizes motorists with unregistered vehicles. Photo from DOTC Twitter

Recto: New license plates don't benefit motorists

May 21, 2015 - 2:40 PM

As the Senate investigates the LTO s P3 8 billion license plate deal Senate President Prop Tempore Ralph Recto again hits the agency for forcing the mass cancellation of motor vehicle plates

NEW PLATES. Senator Ralph Recto says there's no point in forcing motor vehicle owners to pay just for a new design of the license plate. Photo from DOTC Twitter

Cayetano threatens to block LTO's 2016 budget

Apr 21, 2015 - 4:37 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano says the LTO and the government have nothing to lose if they implement a 30 day moratorium on the no plate no travel policy

Car owners to LTO: Watch dealers, fix license plate release

Apr 08, 2015 - 2:16 PM

Car owners say both the LTO and car dealers are to blame for the delay in the release of new license plates

MMDA opposes LTO's 'No Registration, No Travel' rule

Apr 01, 2015 - 1:10 PM

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino says drivers of new vehicles are not at fault if their dealers have not yet turned over the new license plates from LTO

No registration, no travel policy starts April 1 - DOTC

Mar 25, 2015 - 7:37 PM

The DOTC reminds motor vehicle owners to have their vehicles registered before April 1 or else face penalties

Recto: New license plates a burden to 9M old car owners

Mar 12, 2014 - 4:32 PM

Why order the mass cancellation of 9 million motor vehicle plates? Senator Recto says the plan is illogical and will only be an added burden to car owners

P3.85-B license plates contract delayed anew

Apr 23, 2013 - 6:57 PM

For the 4th time the bidding of the P3 85 billion contract for the production and supply of new plate numbers for motor vehicles and motorcycles is delayed

DOTC to bid out P3.85-B license plates contract

Feb 20, 2013 - 4:51 PM

Each pair of motor vehicle plates with stickers and screws should not cost more than P450 and motorcycles more than P150