LAUNCH AND DISTRIBUTION OF PLATESNCRW Regional Director Atty. Clarence V. Guinto, Assistant Regional Director Roque I. Verzosa III and OPD-NRU Chief Hanzley H. Lim led the ceremonial launching and distribution of the new Motorcycle plates at LTO NCR West Regional Office located in Araneta Ave., Quezon City.
2016 TROTo recall, the Supreme Court issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in 2016 and the Commission on Audit likewise issued a Notice of Disallowance (ND) on the LTO Motor Vehicle License Plate Standardization Program (MVLPSP), which prevented the LTO from releasing plates to its registered owners.
The TRO and ND were lifted in 2018. However, in the same year, Congress enacted Republic Act No. 11235 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act, which was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte on March 8, 2019. The enhanced design of the motorcycle license plate was only finalized after the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) was issued in May 2020.
The newly designed motorcycle plates are compliant with the requirements of RA11235. It has new safety features such as RFID sticker, QR Code and reflectorized sheeting. Consequently, LTO NCRW leads the initial distribution of the new motorcycle plates to the MC riders today.
In a statement posted at the LTO Facebook page, the Agency said that as of August 24, 2020, LTO NCR, has a total backlog of 1,386,895 motorcycle plates.
The LTO-NCR said that as of this date, they have initially received 70,000 MC plates, which are to be released to the respective dealers/owners.
The LTO NCRW also announced that they will be launching a Moving Forward Project for the registration of new motorcycles on September 2020, wherein the OR/CR and MC plates of motorcycles purchased in September 2020 shall be simultaneously released to the respective dealers. This initiative aims to cut-off the backlog on MC plates.
LTO is also in the process of updating the Plate Online Inquiry to verify the MC plate availability.
Via PIA/LTO NCR