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LTO: New car owners to get license plates in 10 days

MANILA, October 7 ------ New car owners can expect to receive their license plates within 10 days as the Land Transportation Office (LTO) ramps up their production in their plate-making plant. In a statement, LTO chief Assistant Secretary Vigor Mendoza II said the plate-making plant would be in “full production” to address the backlog on license plates. He emphasized that vehicle owners would no longer wait for months or even years to get their license plates. “’Pag bumili ka ng kotse ngayon, in 10 days nandiyan na ‘yung plaka mo, ‘pag bumili ka ng motorsiklo ngayon, nandiyan na kaagad ‘yung plaka mo (If you buy a car today, your plate will be available in 10 days. If you buy a motorcycle, it will be available immediately),” Mendoza said.

In his last inspection, he said the plant had improved its operation from five to eight plate-making machines. “They will reach 32,000 plates production a day. We will announce very soon, within the week upon DOTr (Department of Transportation) approval, na kaya na nating tugunan (what we can accomplish),” he said. On the other hand, he said the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS)—the LTO’s online transactions tool—will be “100 percent operational” within October. “Magtatayo tayo ng Technical Working Group (TWG). Isa lang talaga ang pakay nito, to make sure na kung ano man ang problema pa natin dito sa ating computer program na LTMS eh sana matapos na (We will establish a TWG with the sole purpose of fixing whatever problems the LTMS still has),” he said.

LTFRB regional directors and district officers, he said, have been instructed on the complete migration of LTO public services to the LTMS. “We will slowly, gradually, hopefully by this end of month ay 100 percent LTMS na tayo (We will gradually transition to 100 percent LTMS utilization hopefully by the end of this month),” he said.

The LTMS is the LTO’s one-stop online platform that integrates all of the LTO’s services into a single contactless system. The shift to digitalization, he said, is aimed at providing more efficient and effective services to the public.



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