MANILA, Philippines – Car owners whose license plates are suspended for release may soon receive said licenses starting this February.
This, after the Supreme Court has lifted the temporary restraining order on the said car plates.
The Land Transportation Office (LTO), however, clarified that there are only 300,000 license plates left in their office for release.
“Kukonti lang po ito at lahat ito may naka asssigned dito. Kaya wag po tayo punta sa LTO at magde demand sa LTO kung di tayo tinatawagan ng LTO,” LTO Law Enforcement Service Director Francis Ray A. Almora said.
(There are only a few of these and have already been assigned. So do not go to the LTO and demand from the agency if LTO did not give you call.)
The more than 400,000 plates have already been distributed even before the Supreme Court (SC) issued a TRO.
LTO said car owners just have to wait for their call or text message before going to their office
Owners must bring a copy of their official receipt and certificate of registration and a valid ID.
The LTO adds that the 700,000 plates are just part of the many pending plates that need to be printed.
As of now, the notice of disallowance issued by the Commission on Audit has not been lifted yet
This is the reason why until now, the LTO cannot issue new plates
However, the lifting of the TRO for the 700,000 plates have helped in easing the problem
Asec. Edgar Galvante is positive that the notice of disallowance will be lifted soon and they can start printing new plates.
LTO will be the one to print the plates through the machines supplied by the contractor.
“Kung mali-lift na yung notice of disallowance, eh siguro mas bibilis yung process ng pag manufacture ng plates doon sa naunang kontrata,” Galvante said.
(If the notice of disallowance will be lifted, perhaps the process of manufacturing the plates will be faster compared with the previous contract.)
Danny has been waiting for his car plate for almost 2 years. He is thankful that he can finally get it.
“Mas maganda na magkaroon po ng plaka kasi at least makikita mo na talagang legal yung ano niya (It’s better to have a license plate because at least you know that it’s legal),” driver Danny Capar said.
“If all hindrances will be cleared including the notice of disallowance, the LTO is confident that they can issue a license plate as soon as a new car unit is released to the buyer.” – Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue