Still waiting for your license plates to arrive? We have some good news for you as the Land Transportation Office (LTO) recently announced that all backlogged plates will be given out later this October 2019.
According to LTO Chief Edgar Galvante, the agency has already produced 1,774,474 pairs of plates thanks to both automated and manual production. With it, owners who applied for 4-wheel vehicle license plates from July 1, 2016 up to April 2019 can now get theirs. Registered applicants can also check for their plates online via www.lto.net.gov.ph/lto/online in order to check for the availability and where to pick up the plates.
In Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, license plates until December 2019 are all ready. However, plates for NCR, Region 3, and Region 4A are only covered until September 2019. The LTO plans to complete the other pending applications in the coming months in order to complete the backlog.
To further boost plate production and meet the growing demand, Galvante mentioned that the LTO plans to purchase another plate-making machine that can resolve the lack of license plates for motorcycles. The machine will be the same one the LTO is using for making vehicle license plates. Called IDeROBOT it can produce 700 plates per hour, allowing it to make 5,600 plates in an 8-hour shift.
In the meantime, the LTO is still awaiting for the final implementing rules and regulations (IRRs) for the new license plate design that will be used for motorcycles.