Driver’s License Cards Delayed Anew Due to Court Injunction

Just as everyone is looking forward to actual driver’s license cards instead of just a piece of paper, a preliminary injunction from a local court has delayed the procurement of the license cards anew. This means that the LTO will not fulfill its promise of no more license card backlogs by the end of 2023. […]

NTC Renews NOW Telecom Operating License

The Philippine government has allowed local firm NOW Telecom to operate a mobile telecommunications system, the company announced Monday, with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) granting NOW Telecom’s request for the renewal of an operating permit on the 800 megahertz radio frequency band. The company received the license on Oct. 2, CNN Philippines reported. However, […]

LTO to Extend Driver’s License Validity to April 2024

After extending the driver’s license validity to October 31 last April due to a shortage of plastic cards, the LTO has issued a new advisory where the validity will be extended to April 2, 2024–or until the LTO has resolved the shortage. The advisory also adds that no penalties will be collected for licenses that […]

LTO Rolls Out Electronic Driver’s License via LTMS Portal

While the LTO is working to address its shortage of license cards, the LTO is spot on with its promise to roll out electronic driver’s licenses as an alternative to the physical driver’s license. To have access to the electronic driver’s license, you will need to have an account at the LTMS portal of the […]

DoTR: First Batch of License Cards Expected in 2 Months

Aside from tapping the National Printing Office to procure 5 million license cards within 60 days last May, the DoTR confirmed that there will be more license cards that will be procured in the next two months, as it recently awarded the procurement to Banner Plastic Card Inc. last week. Banner Plastic Card is the […]

Maryland License Plate URL Redirects to Filipino Online Casino

Owners of vehicles in Maryland, USA have very unusual problem with their license plates, as the URL printed on the plate redirects to a Filipino online casino. The URL, which is, was supposed to be a splash page to commemorate the anniversary of the War of 1812, but now redirects to Fafa855, which is […]

No, The LTO Isn’t Allowed To Confiscate Vehicle License Plates

If you’re a motorist in the Philippines, then there’s a high chance that you’ve been pulled over by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) at one point in time. There are a multitude of violations, fines, and penalities that you can get apprehended for – so it can quickly get very confusing. But the LTO reminds […]

LTO Taps DICT for Digital Version of Driver’s License

While the LTO is finding ways to deal with its dwindling supply of license cards, ranging from asking help from the National Printing Office to procure 5 million cards and extending the validity of driver’s licenses expiring from April 24 to October 31, the LTO said that they are working on a digital driver’s license […]

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 […]

Government Printer to Deliver 5M License Cards to LTO in 60 Days

To temporarily relieve the LTO of its problems regarding the dwindling supply of its license cards, the National Printing Office (NPO), the country’s government printer, has committed to producing 5 million driver’s license cards for the LTO within 60 days. This was confirmed by DOTr Secretary Jaime Bautista to Philippine Star, saying that he had […]

House Bill Exempts PUV Drivers From Driver’s License Fees (PH)

A new House Bill 7796 recently filed by CIBAC Rep. Eddie Villanueva aims to exempt Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) drivers from driver’s license renewal fees in the PH. This is to alleviate additional costs to PUV drivers and provide further incentives for a marginalized sector. This comes a huge step in terms of recent efforts […]

How to Apply for a Drivers License Philippines (2023)

Since last year, there have been several changes to the requirements for acquiring a student permit  and driver’s licence in the Philippines. To qualify, you must be a Filipino citizen at least 16 years old, or a foreigner who has resided in the country for a minimum of one month and can provide proof of […]