LTO Removes Stencil Requirement for Registration Renewal

In its bid to simplify the process of vehicle registration renewal, the LTO announced that it will be removing the stencil requirement, which involves getting the vehicle’s engine and chassis number through stenciling. This new initiative has been confirmed in a memorandum circular that was issued on May 22. LTO explains that removing the stencil […]

After all the Chaos: LTO Chief Jose Arturo Tugade Resigns

Jose Arturo Tugade experienced chaotic times in his stint as LTO Chief: despite his push to combat fixers, digitize transactions through the LTMS, and even offer free theoretical driving courses to student drivers, the LTO was faced with a plethora of issues. These include the shortage of motorcycle and car plates and the shortage of […]

LTO Wants to Expand Online Registration to PUVs

As LTO continues to combat fixers and red tape, the government agency is working to expand its online registration to PUVs as well. In the current iteration of the LTMS, users can apply for a driver’s license renewal and renew the registration of their vehicles–provided that their vehicle’s registration is already registered with the user’s […]

Jose Arturo Tugade is New LTO Chief

LTO to Shorten Exams for Driver’s License Application

Aside from implementing a maximum prescribed rate for theoretical and practical driving lessons–and even offering FREE courses to student drivers, the LTO is also looking at ways to shorten and simplify the exams for driver’s license applicants as well. LTO chief Jay Arthur Tugade said in a statement yesterday (May 5) that he formed a […]

LTO Warns Against No-Show Clinic Doctors, Says Applicants Must Be Examined

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) warned accredited doctors and medical clinics to do their job or face suspension and even termination. LTO had issued the warning after it received reports that certain medical clinics and doctors issue medical certificates to driver’s license applicants without any actual physical examination. “My marching orders to all regional and district […]

Fixer Nakikinabang: LTO Eyeing Removal of Online Exam For License Renewal

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has clarified that it has no plans of abolishing its online portal known as the the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS). However, LTO said it is looking to remove the online exam required for driver’s license renewal. According to LTO chief Teofilo Guadiz, “fixers” are using the online Comprehensive Driver’s […]

LTO Warns Against Fake CDE Certificates

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has reminded the public to avoid using fake Comprehensive Driving Exam (CDE) certificates. This is because there is no reason to patronize them as the certificates are free and accessible. It’s not a secret to the local agency that fixers are selling fake CDE certificates. These fake certificates defeat the […]

The LTO Online Portal Is a One Stop Source for All Your License Needs

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) wants to create more awareness of its online portal since there’s still a lot of people who don’t know that it’s a thing. Launched late last year, the Land Transportation Management System or the LTMS AKA the LTO Online Portal is a one-stop shop for all of your license and […]

LTO and PNP on the Hunt for Online Registration Scammers

It is a sad fact that trying to get government applications and forms is so much of a hassle, owing in part to a lack of urgency of some of our local agencies. This has proved a ripe breeding ground for fixers, people who promise to cut through government bureaucracy – for a price. While […]

PNP Moves Gun Registration Online

It makes the registration process for gun owners a little easier Anybody who has legally owned a firearm in the Philippines knows how much of a pain in the butt it is to apply for a license via the Philippine National Police’s License to Own and Possess Firearms (LTPOF) program. It involves a lot of […]

DOT Sec. Tugade Wants to Remove Appearance Reqs for Driver’s License Renewals

Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade wants to streamline driver’s license renewals by removing its appearance requirements provided they have not committed any traffic violations, according to a report by Inquirer. Along with the extension of the driver’s license to five years, Secretary Tugade said that he “dreams” of making the license renewal process automated […]