In Bicol, distribution of license plates is via door-to-door delivery—and free of charge

Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief Vigor Mendoza lauded the agency’s Bicol regional office for initiating door-to-door delivery of unclaimed license plates—for free. 

At the same time, the LTO Region V, headed by Regional Director Francisco Ranches, Jr., was also among the first to comply with the directive of the LTO Central Office to tap malls in the distribution of license plates.


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                                photo: LTO Bicol Facebook page 


“This is the kind of public service that the Filipino people expect from us. I congratulate the Regional Director of LTO Bicol for its initiatives in releasing all the unclaimed license plates to the rightful owners,” said Mendoza.

“This is in line with the instruction of our DOTr Secretary Jaime Bautista—to make sure that the delivery of the unclaimed license plates is fast and comfortable to our clients who already waited for a long time for these license plates that they paid long ago,” he added.

The LTO Bicol said the "Plate Distribution Caravan" would take place from August 17 to 24 in malls such as SM City Legazpi, Robinsons Mall Naga, SM Daet, Virac Town Center, Gaisano Mall Masbate, and SM City Sorsogon.

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                                      photo: LTO Bicol Facebook page 

The LTO Bicol said the door-to-door delivery of replacement plates would be free of charge.

Mendoza extended the same citation to the LTO Region XI for turning the license plates distribution into a road safety seminar and do-it-yourself training on the nstallations of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).

Mendoza then urged other LTO offices to have their own initiatives in the license plate distribution. 

Early this month, Mendoza directed all regional directors to release all the unclaimed license plates within 60 days.

Based on the LTO data, there are around 13 million unclaimed license plates across the country, around 11 million of them belong to motorcycles.