A Facebook fan page of the Land Transportation Office has posted photos of the prototype version of the new-design license plates for motor vehicles. The plate in the photo above is for private vehicles, while the one in the photo below is for motorcycles. Last month, the LTO announced that it will roll out the new license plates in January 2013.
The basic plate design that you see here isn't final yet. According to the Facebook fan page's administrator: "Prototype yan. Surely, magkaka-background yan. Hwag lang sanang gawing POLITICAL (epal) ang background."
The page's administrator adds: "Car plates will cost P450, while motorcycle plates will cost P120. If a vehicle owner renews the motor vehicle's registration, the old license plates shall be surrendered for replacement. The new plates shall be released not later than 45 days after registration."
UPDATE: The Facebook page in question, as it turns out, is only an "LTO fan page." But the prototype images of the new license plates are based on the LTO's official announcement. We were told the screenshots had been taken from the TV news program Bandila. Our apologies for the initial confusion.