Just last week, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) released Memorandum Circular 2021-2250. The said Memo announced that vehicles with plate numbers ending in “1” are being given extended validity of their registration. Literally following the numbers, the LTO has also issued another extension, this time for plates ending with “2”.

Much the same as the previous Memo, 2021-2251 states that “the validity of registration of motor vehicles with plate numbers ending in ‘2’ is extended in accordance with the following schedule”. The schedule for registration is indicated below.

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For as long as owners bringing their vehicles in for registration come within their specified time periods, no Surcharge (weekly penalty) or Penalty, whichever is applicable, shall be collected upon registration. Just to be clear, “Surcharge” refers to vehicles whose middle plate numbers are from 1-8, while “Penalty” applies to those with 9-0 as their middle plate numbers. Again, this is only applicable for plates that end in “2”. Understood, yes? Good.

While an extension plus waiving of fees is always welcome, it’s not a reason to delay registration any further. If anything, you can expect a line at your local MVICs. As such, it’s best to plan ahead and secure a slot as soon as you can. If you're in an area that does not have MVICs, then you're only in for an emissions test to be able to register. Again, that's no reason to dilly-dally. We have to register our motor vehicles yearly, anyway, so there's no real reason not to get to it, right?