LTO's issuance of license plates gets delayed once more


LTO license plate

The Land Transportation Office's issuance of license plates--which the agency had hoped to resolve before the end of 2012--has once again been put on hold. According to, the Department of Transportation and Communications has deferred--for the fourth time--the opening of the bids for the five-year contract for the license plates.

DOTC undersecretary Jose Lotillareportedly revealed that the deadline for the submission and opening of the bids has been moved to May 6 from its earlier schedule of April 22. This is the fourth time that the bid opening has been moved: From its original date of March 12, the DOTC has repeatedly changed the date, first to March 22, and then to April 8, and more recently, to April 22.

The supply contract for the license plate supposedly involves the production of 5,236,439 new plates for motor vehicles and about 9,968,017new plates for motorcycles. The contract--valued at P3.85 billion--also covers the supply and delivery of the license plates starting July 2013 up to June 2018.

The DOTC added that, under the contract, a pair of motorcycle and motor vehicle plates should cost no more than P150 and P450, respectively, including the necessary screws and stickers.


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  • Rofo10904 Apr 25 2013 @ 03:18pm
    still the contractor who can give the most bribe haven't submit their bid yet...government policy at its best.
    • warak1422 Apr 26 2013 @ 01:43pm
    • warak1422 Apr 26 2013 @ 01:45pm
      2 dislikes: 1 from LTO and the other 1 from a TGP fan PRO-LTO
  • tron05 Apr 25 2013 @ 06:07pm
    Having worked in the government for around four years, why am I not surprised at this?

    The LTO should be compelled to immediately publish who the bidders are, how much each has bid, who the major principals are for each of the bidding companies, and at least three major projects (with cost and recipient) each of these bidders have handled in the past three years. It's one way to weed out, or at the very least identify, the scalawags who use influence over capability.

    Once a winning bidder is announced, the LTO should also publish a monthly report showing the percentage of fulfillment the bidder has attained vis-a-vis actual targets. Heck, the LTO should be compelled to impose harsh penalties for failure to deliver on time, while inconvenienced motorists should be given rebates coming from the penalties collected from the supplier.
    • warak1422 Apr 26 2013 @ 01:48pm
      1 dislike from VT herself
  • Mr. McMahon Apr 26 2013 @ 12:26am
    Dapat nang Sibakin sa Pwesto si Virginia Torres Maraming Kalokohan ang Ginawa.
  • badzkr150 Apr 26 2013 @ 10:09am
    grabe naman..akala ko license lang ang's my wife's experience with LTO binangonan last week..
    Day 1 - pagdating sa window 1 after 1 hour sa pila, may quota pala na 40 so uwi na..sayang ang VL
    Day 2 - 6am pa lang, pumila na kami..pagdating sa window, wala daw printer, we asked why it was not posted or at least may advisory man lang para d n kami pumila..sabi ng guard bk nman daw tama si manong guard..palipas kami 4 days saka bumalik
    Day 3 - 6am pa rin kami pumila..umabot ng angono ang pila dahil ilang araw pala nawala ang printer, in short inabot n nman kami cut-off
    day 4 - 5am kami pumila..finally, nakasama sya sa quota for the day and @ 4:30pm nakuha na license

    o d ba ang galing ng LTO di ba?

  • tron05 Apr 26 2013 @ 01:09pm
    Is there an employee from the LTO here in the boards? I notice all the down-votes on the comments critical of the agency. Seriously, dealing with LTO branches is nothing short of exasperating, time-wasting, and patience-testing. You LTO employees are getting your salaries from tax-paying citizens. I hope you remember that fact next time you show your unprofessionalism and lack of basic courtesy to members of the public, and more so when you set food on the table in front of your families. Tsk, tsk, tsk!
  • Oris F1 Apr 26 2013 @ 10:52pm
    Naku dapat lang masibak na sa pwesto yang Virginia Torres na yan. At please paki pa imbestigahan yang kanyang paboritong supplier na si power plates...
    • Mr. McMahon Apr 27 2013 @ 01:19am
      Member sya ng Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC)
      • mindkinetic Apr 28 2013 @ 06:47pm
        so wat are u implying mr mc mahon in this comment. i strongly suggest to limit your comment on the topic ... mentioning a person's faith or religion is not appropriate in forums like this.
  • nikiboy Apr 27 2013 @ 01:50pm
    Di masisibak sa puwesto si Virginia Torres. Malakas yan kay Abnoy , kabarilan pa niya. Recommended for suspension dati yan ni former DOTC Sec. Ping De Jesus dahil sa mga anomalies. Wala, di siya pinansin ng Malacanang, nag resign siya ng tuluyan sa DOTC.
  • mindkinetic Apr 28 2013 @ 06:44pm
    i bought my Tb october of 2012 till now no plates available wahehehe
  • rdjl_13 Apr 28 2013 @ 10:41pm
    November 2012 when we bought our Civic and until now there are still no plates! We are already tired of waiting! And when you give us plates, please don't give us the old design! :|
    • JTV360 Apr 29 2013 @ 12:19pm
      Bought mine last Feb.22, nakuha ko na 2 weeks ago, hindi nga lang yung preferred end number and no stickers.
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