It's not only driver's license and student permit holders that received an extension from the Land Transportation Office (LTO).
Last month, the LTO initially extended the validity of motor vehicle (MV) registration for vehicles with plates ending in 3 and 4 until April 30. However, with Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) still in place until April 30, the agency decided to further extend the validity past April.
Following the new announcement, vehicles with plates ending in 3 have their registration valid until June 30, 2021. Meanwhile, vehicles that have plates ending in 4 have extended validity until July 31, 2021. Similar to before, no surcharge (or penalty charge) will be collected during the duration of the extended validity.
The extension applies to areas placed under MECQ, particularly Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal. Also included in the list are the provinces of Abra and Quirino, Santiago City in Isabela, and the municipality of Pateros.
To avoid huge crowds at LTO offices once operations resume, the agency set up a weekly schedule as to when motorists can renew their MV registrations. The second to the last digit of these plate numbers shall be the basis of the weekly schedule, and you can check it out in the list above. The transactions will begin on May 1, 2021, and will end on July 31, 2021.
With MECQ set to last until the end of April, motorists with MV registrations that have already expired (or will expire soon) won't have to worry about it until the next month.