The Land Transportation Office (LTO) further extended validity of expiring registration of certain motor vehicles due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
LTO on June 24 issued Memorandum Circular 2020-2193 extending validity of registration of motor vehicles with renewal schedules from June to October. These are specifically for vehicles with plate numbers ending in 6, 7, 8, 9 and 0.
Under the circular, all motor vehicles with plate numbers ending in 6 or those scheduled for renewal in June in the National Capital Region, Laguna, Cebu, and Region III get a 30-day extended registration validity. This is on top of the 60-day extension given by LTO from the date the agency resumed work on June 3, 2020. This means vehicles with plates ending in 6 have an extended registration deadline of up to September 3, 2020.
Motor vehicles with plate numbers ending in 7, 8, 9 and 0 in all LTO offices also get an extension of 30 days for renewal registration. The 30-day extension is effective from their expiration as follows:
- Plates ending in 7- from July 31 adjusted to August 31
- Plates ending in 8- from August adjusted to September 30
- Plates ending in 9-from September 30 adjusted to October 31
- Plates ending in 0- from October 31 to November 30 2020
No penalty and surcharge will be collected for renewal transactions within the revised schedule.
LTO assistant secretary Edgar Galvante appealed to motorists to follow the revised renewal schedule and not wait for the deadline.
“Aside from considering the financial health of motorists, we have crafted this schedule so that we can create a systematic and organized process of renewal of motor vehicle registration in all our offices. This is also to ensure that the clients’ and our employees’ welfare are well-protected at all cost,” Galvante said.
“We are continuously extending the validity and the period for renewal of registration of motor vehicles since March. This is in adherence to the directive of Secretary [Arthur] Tugade, at the start of the community quarantine, to consider the health and economic crisis we are facing,” Galvante said in a statement.