If people can still remember, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) introduced its Plate Standardization Program in 2014, which made license plates of old and new cars sport a uniform dual-tone design.
Supposedly, the program would have been finished in 2017, but we all know what happened. Here we are in the year 2022, and the LTO has yet to clear its backlog of replacement plates. The good news is, at least for some, the wait for the standardized plates may finally be over.
LTO has announced that they have updated their database, and more replacement license plates can now be claimed at their district and extension offices.
Upon checking their database, it looks like the list (still) only covers license plates ending from 1-4. For those who own cars that don't have plates ending in those numbers, well, you have to do more waiting like the rest of us.
But for the lucky motorists with license plates ending from 1-4, all you have to do is to open up your computer and click this link. Just make sure you have Excel installed to sift through the list, press CTRL+F, then type in your license plate number for easier searching.
Of course, you also have to remember the district office where you've previously applied for replacement plates, as each has its own excel file for you to download.
When your license plate pops up on the list, then congratulations. You can get in touch with your LTO branch to get further instructions about finally claiming your replacement plate.