Still haven't renewed the motor vehicle (MV) registration of your car? If your vehicle's plate number happens to end on either 6 or 7, you're in luck.
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) just announced that they have extended the validity of MV registrations for vehicles with license plates that end in 6 and 7. Vehicles with plates ending in "6" have their MV registrations valid until August 31, 2021. Meanwhile, those with plates ending in "7" have valid MV registrations until September 30, 2021.
With that, the LTO will not collect surcharges or penalties from motorists who fail to renew their registrations in June and July. In addition, the extended registration is valid nationwide – meaning all vehicles that have license plates that end in 6 and 7 benefit from the extension.
Aside from the MV registration extension, the LTO also announced they have extended the validity of driver's licenses (DL), student permit (SP), and conductor's licenses (CL) that expired from March 29 – July 31, 2021. All licenses and permits that expired within the said period are now valid until September 30, 2021. The extension was made to give everyone with expired DLs, SPs, and CLs more time to renew their permits/licenses.
Despite the extension, you shouldn't wait until the last day to have your vehicle registration or driver's license renewed. If you can accomplish it earlier, the better. You wouldn't want to crowd with everyone else on the last month, will you?
Remember, the pandemic is still ongoing. The government is advising everyone to continue following the minimum health and safety protocols. Always wear a mask and face shield while in public places, and always maintain social distancing with one another.