Heading to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) for car registration renewal will no longer be an exercise in futility as the agency has finally received a new batch of stickers for vehicles.
A representative from the Plate and Stickers Unit at the LTO main office said about 20,000 registration stickers have been delivered since. The unit is now processing the distribution of the stickers to the agency's branches in the metropolis.
The LTO reportedly ran out of stickers for vehicles and forms for motorists last month.
"We did not expect a huge increase in the volume of motor vehicles that were registered last month, that's why before we knew it, we were already running out of forms and stickers," Lomibao told TopGear.com.ph last week.
There were roughly 5.8 million vehicles registered in 2009, the Manila Bulletin said, quoting Engr. Joel Jacinto, LTO chief for north motor vehicle inspection system in Metro Manila. He said there would be more or less 580,000 motor vehicles up for registration for each of the ten registration months.
Meanwhile, the LTO also denied reports that the supply of license plates is running low, saying they have enough supply to meet the demand of new car registrants.