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 […]

LTO Extends Drivers License Validity to October 31

Amidst concerns that the LTO is running out of cards and will be printing driver’s licenses on paper in the meantime, they have announced that they will be extending the drivers license validity to October 31. In an advisory issued by LTO Sec. Jose Arturo Tugade, all driver’s licenses that will expire from April 24 […]

LTO to Print Licenses on Paper Amidst Dwindling Card Supply

If you are going to apply for or renew your driver’s license, you are NOT in luck: because the LTO is facing a shortage in license cards, its solution to the problem is to print all driver’s licenses on paper for the meantime. “Ang forecast ng LTO is completely mauubos iyong inventory on hand ng […]

LTO LTMS Will Allow Renewal of Vehicle Registration, But…

As the LTO continues to digitize its services, it has announced that its Land Transportation Management System (LTMS) portal can now be used to renew the vehicle registration of users. LTO Assistant Secretary Jay Art Tugade said that vehicle owners can now use the LTMS portal to renew the registration of their vehicles without the […]

LTO: No More Driver’s License Backlog Next Year

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has been having trouble printing driver’s licenses throughout the year. According to LTO, they will start resolving the driver’s license backlog starting next year. As per LTO chief Arturo Tugade, they are just waiting for the replacement of defective parts of the laser engravers that caused the backlog in driver’s […]

LIST: LTO Offices That Can’t Print Driver’s Licenses

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has advised the public that some of its offices are currently unable to produce driver’s licenses. According to LTO chief Jose Arturo Tugade, some LTO districts and extension offices have defective laser engraving machines. And so, he told the public to proceed to LTO offices with working machines instead. “Nais naming […]

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 […]

New DOTr Secretary Vows to Elevate Transport Industry to Global Standards

The Department of Transportation is now under the leadership of Jamie Bautista, following the election of President Bongbong Marcos. In line with this, new DOTr Secretary Bautista revealed his big plans for the local transport industry. During the DOTr’s turnover of leadership at the DOTr Clark Offices in Pampanga, Secretary Bautista said the newly-minted DOTr […]

DOTr: New Administration to Continue The North-South Commuter Railway Project

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Art Tugade has assured the public that the construction of the massive North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project will continue despite the new administration. After inspecting the second leg of the NSCR Project–PNR Clark Phase 2, Secretary Tugade gave three reasons why the project would not be called off even after […]

DOTr, SMC Approve 417-km Bicol Expressway

The long awaited expressway from Metro Manila to Bicol is finally official, after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) signed on Friday, June 3, the Supplemental Toll Operations Agreement (STOA) for the South Luzon Expressway Toll Road 5 (SLEX TR5) with the San Miguel Corporation (SMC).   The said expressway will  start at the South Luzon […]

Grab to Offer Free Airport Shuttle Services

Through the initiative of the Department of Transportation (DOTRr), Grab Philippines will provide free shuttle services to passengers coming from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The announcement was made by DOTr Undersecretary for Road Transportation and Infrastructure Mark Steven Pastor. According to him, it will further promote tourism in the country while complementing the department’s ongoing ‘Libreng […]

MRT-3 to Extend Free Rides Until June 30

The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) has just announced that they will be extending free rides until the end of June.    Originally set to end last April 30, the “Libreng Sakay” program of the MRT-3 by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) was launched last March 28. Due to the great feedback and help […]