Sweating bullets trying to renew your vehicle registration with the Land Transportation Office (LTO)? Well, you can rest easy again, because the agency has announced it is extending the validity of registration for vehicles with license plates ending in 3 and 4.
Registration validity for cars with license plates ending in 3 will now end on June 30, while those with plates ending in 4 will end on July 31.
The agency says this adjustment is due to the imposition of a modified enhanced community quarantine period (MECQ) over the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, and a handful of other areas. You can check out the LTO’s official announcement in the Facebook post below:
If you’ll recall, the LTO has extended the registration validity for cars on several occasions prior to this. Early in March, it extended the validity for cars with plates ending in 3, and in February, it did the same for vehicles with plates ending in 4.
Frankly, this move is a no-brainer. The LTO is trying to avoid long lines and crowds at its offices while COVID-19 is still a threat, and the extension of registration validity is a convenient way to go about it. We won’t be surprised at all if further extensions will be implemented—at least while the health situation in the country is the way it is.