Have you complained about delayed license plates anytime in the last few years? Don't worry, because the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has apparently heard your cries. The government organization today inaugurated its very own plate-making plant at its headquarters in Quezon City.
The ceremony saw the inauguration of seven manual embossing machines, which at full force can produce up to 22,000 plates per day. The machines are part of the contract of Trojan Computer Forms Manufacturing Corporation and J.H. Tonnjes E.A.S.T. GmbH & Co KG Joint Venture, who won the contract to produce our country's license plates and to address the existing backlog.
"The LTO had a lot on its plate when we took over. There was a huge backlog in license cards, while the court stopped the distribution of plates. Isa-isa nating sinolusyunan 'yan. Ngayon, may lisensya na at five years pa ang validity. Ngayon, hindi na lang basta na-distribute ang mga plaka. Gagawa pa tayo ng sariling plaka," said DOTr secretary Arthur Tugade.
This is good news for those still waiting to get their plates. Hopefully, the backlog will be addressed once and for all.