Motorists holding Student Permits, Non-Professional/Professional Driver's License, and Conductor's License that originally expired for the months of April and May won't be penalized when they apply for renewal at the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

This comes after the LTO announced on their official Facebook page that holders of the said licenses have been given an extension. For motorists with licenses that expired last April, the LTO has extended their validity until June 30, 2022. Meanwhile, for license holders whose cards expired last May, the agency has extended the validity until July 30, 2022.

Moreover, the extension also covers the required medical certificates that expired in the said months. The LTO says they are taking this initiative to counter the rise of active cases in the country amidst the ongoing pandemic.

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The announcement comes just a week after the LTO revealed the new driver's license design. As a result, those April and May cardholders who have yet to renew their licenses will benefit from the new-look license cards.

Aside from this, the LTO also extended the validity of registration for motor vehicles with plate numbers ending in 4. The affected cars won't be penalized once they renew their MV registrations until May 31, 2022.

With this, motorists will have more time to schedule a visit to their nearest LTO branch and have their licenses and vehicle registrations renewed. As always, the LTO reminds everyone to follow the minimum health and safety protocols.