LTO defers implementation of plate-related provisions in ‘doble plaka’ law

Regardless, owners are advised to update their motorbike’s registration papers
by Aris Ilagan | Oct 8, 2020
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Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief Edgar Galvante has extended the validity of the suspension order on the plate-related provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 11235, otherwise known as the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act, for another 60 days.

Based on the memorandum order he signed on September 30, 2020, Galvante directed LTO officials and employees not to implement some provisions of the act, more popularly known as the ‘doble plaka’ law, until November 30, 2020. The first suspension order was originally scheduled to expire on August 30.

Galvante cited the prevailing pandemic and the need to update vehicle records as per the law’s implementing rules and regulations (IRR). For more information, you can read about the IRR here.

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Earlier, the LTO also cited the unavailability of license plates for motorbikes as among the reasons it suspended this controversial measure’s implementation. Despite this ruling, LTO officials are advising owners of recently purchased used motorcycles to update the registration papers of their units with the agency.

NOTE: This article first appeared on . Minor edits have been made.

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