LTO to release 5,000 new plate numbers PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 April 2014 13:48

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) will soon release 5,000 new plate numbers for motorvehicles nationwide.

According to LTO-9 Director Aminola P. Abaton, the 5,000 new plate numbers are intended only for newly acquired motorvehicles.

Abaton said he does not know yet how many plate numbers that will be issued for Zamboanga Peninsula.          Motorvehicles with expiring registration and with existing plate number will renew their registration and will not be issued new plate numbers, according to Director Abaton.

“We are still waiting for new directives from the LTOCentral Office as to the date the new plate numbers will be issued for renewed units. There will be an assessment of renewal units or renewed motorvehicle registration because they still have existing plate numbers,” Abaton said.

He said the new plate number have security features that once it is installed on a  registered motorvehicle, it cannot be transferred to another motorvehicle because once it is removed from the original  unit, it will be broken and destroyed.

Another feature of the new plate number is that those for public utility jeepney  and public utility have different bar codes. Bar codes of public transportation and private motorvehicles have different barcoding of the new plate numbers,  Abaton said. — Allen Abastillaa