15M metal plates ordered to address license plates backlog, LTO says

More than 15 million metal plates have been ordered to address the backlog on license plates for both motor vehicles and motorcycles, the The Land Transportation Office (LTO) disclosed on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

LTO chief Vigor Mendoza II said the delivery of the ordered metal plates were even started, adding that this would wipe out the almost 13.5 million license plate backlogs—13.2 million for motorcycles and more than 179,000 for motor vehicles.

“We already ordered 15 million license plates and the delivery has already started. With this, we expect to address the backlog for both motor vehicles and motorcycles on a monthly basis,” said Mendoza.

He said the delivery agreements require 250,000 pairs of metal plates for motor vehicles and one million for motorcycles every month.

“With this, we are already speeding up in addressing the backlogs. Even our production capacity is also increasing at 32,000 per day or around 700,000 per month,” said Mendoza.

Mendoza, however, appealed to the public for understanding, saying the volume of the backlog, especially for motorcycles, requires more time to address the issue.

But the LTO Chief gave assurance that all the backlogs, including the registration of new motor vehicles and motorcycles in the coming months, will all be addressed by next year.