LTO: No More Driver’s License Backlog Next Year

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.

LTO: No More Driver’s License Backlog 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 license printing. 

The agency is expecting that the engraving machines will be repaired by February of next year and the printing of around 90,000 driver’s license backlog will finally start and be done within the first quarter of 2023. 

“Nasa Customs na raw ang piyesa na kailangan for the repairs. Kailangan na lang maikabit isa-isa at ma-evaluate ang mga machines,” the LTO chief said.

Over 92,000 license cards have already piled up in regional offices nationwide due to the breakdown of the engraving machines in around 36 LTO offices in the country. 

As of writing, 36 LTO offices are unable to print driver’s licenses. So, stay away from these offices:

Region 1

  • San Carlos District Office
  • Bayambang Ext. Office

Region 2

  • Gattaran Ext. Office

Region 3

  • DRO SM Tungko

Region 4A

  • Morong District Office
    Antipolo District Office

Region 4B

  • Sablayan Ext. Office
  • Mamburao Ext. Office

Region 6

  • Pilar Extension Office
  • Western Aklan District Office
  • Cadiz District Office
  • Passi Extension Office
  • Sigma Extension Office
  • Pontevedra Extension Office
  • Sipalay District Office
  • Guimbal Ext. Office

Region 7

  • La Libertad District Office
  • Siquijor District Office
  • Dalaguete Island Ext. Office
  • Bantayan Island Ext. Office
  • E-Patrol
  • Tagbilaran District Office Licensing Ext. Office
  • DIRO ICM Tagbilaran

Region 9

  • Dapitan Ext Office
  • Oroquieta District Office

Region 11

  • E-Patrol
  • Malita DO
  • Samal DO
  • Zamboanga Licensing Ctr.
  • DIRO KCC Mall


  • Porta Vaga-Baguio City DIRO


  • Butuan DO
  • Tandag DO
  • Butuan LTMS

NCR – West

  • Manila East DO
  • Manila West DO

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