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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has announced the extension of NCR driver's and conductor's licenses from three years to five. The news came via the agency's official social media platforms, together with the implementation dates of other regions and the updated list of fees.

According to the DOTr, the Quezon City Licensing Center, Licensing Renewal Section, Central Office License Section and Land Transportation Office (LTO) compound on East Avenue all began applying the five-year validity period on applications on October 10. The rest of the NCR followed yesterday, October 18. Other regions and their corresponding implementation dates are as follows:

*November 2, 2016 – Regions 3, 4, 7 and 11

*November 7, 2016 – Regions 1, 2, 6, 10 and 12

*November 14, 2016 – Regions 5, 8, 9, CAR and CARAGA

And here's the updated list of fees:

New License

*Application fee – P100

*Computer fee – P67.63

*License fee – P585

*Computer fee – P67.63

Renewal

*License fee – P585

*Computer fee – P67.63

That's a total of P820.26 for new applications and P652.63 for renewals—a pretty sizeable increase. In contrast, our most recent license renewal totaled P417.63, albeit without anything to show for it the card.

But hey, five years right? Frankly, we'd pay for these fees any day if it means an extended period of validity and getting our license up front.

 

Drei Laurel
Online Editorial Assistant
Drei's passion for driving began not behind the wheel of a car, but in front of a keyboard and computer screen, playing 'Need For Speed' for hours on end with his twin brother.
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