The Land Transportation Office (LTO) further extended the validity of registration of motor vehicles to avoid overcrowding in its offices amid the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
In LTO’s advisory posted Monday, the agency extended the registration validity of motor vehicles with license plates ending in 6, 7, and 8 until October 30 this year, from the previous deadline of June, July, and August, respectively.
An extension of until December 31 for renewal registration was also given for motor vehicles with license plate numbers ending in 9 and 0 from their original schedule of September and October, respectively.
The agency emphasized that no penalty and surcharge shall be collected for renewal transactions within the revised schedule it has released.
According to the LTO, the latest extension was made in a bid to avoid congestion at its offices with the expected rush for renewal of expired and expiring vehicle registrations.
The LTO earlier appealed to the public not wait for the last day of extension of the renewal of motor vehicle registration to avoid congestion and further curb the transmission of the virus.
The move is also to ensure orderly processing of transactions, and stringent implementation of health and safety protocols in line with the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.