3 million 3-year driver's license card backlog already solved

Jul 15, 2017 | Same topic: Latest traffic updates
DOTr has solved all the backlogs affecting around three million drivers nationwide.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that they have fully addressed the 3 million driver’s license card backlog for applications with 3-year validity. According to DOTr’s announcement, distribution of the mentioned cards began in December 2016, and was finally completed this February 2017.

>>> A bill extending the validity of driver’s licenses from the current 3 years to 5 or even up to 10 years has been approved, with amendments, on its second reading. Click to find out.
 
DOTr inherited the backlog from the previous administration that brought many problems concerning the acquisition and distribution of license cards, as well as license plates. Now, the prior backlog of license cards with the older three-year validity period was already fixed by the DOTr under the administration of President Rody Duterte.
 
The DOTr said that staring from December 2016, the agency already distributed the license backlog. The DOTr further explained that they solved all the backlogs last February 2017 but due to some circumstances they finalized the list on June 2017 with zero backlogs on records.
 
DOTr's announcement

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that they have fully addressed the 3 million driver’s license card backlog for applications with 3-year validity
 
>>> LTO's next plan is to modernize its IT system to enable online application for drivers’ license and car registration. Click to find out.

When the current administration took office, President Duterte ordered the DOTr to distribute license cards with 5 years of validity. Good news, right? Yes. But here’s the thing:
  • The blacklog being referred to is only license cards with 3-year validity
  • Therefore, many drivers were also not issued the newer 5-year license cards
     
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DOTr inherited the backlog from the previous administration that brought many problems concerning the acquisition and distribution of license cards, as well as license plates
 
Please take note, 5-year driver’s license cards out by August.
 
So guys, please be very critical of any information you find on all news and carefully read those entire articles. In several cases, it can save you a ton of trouble. Anyway, here’s our suggestion: if you’ve yet to receive your license cards with 3-year validity, you'd better get in touch with the related agency that can help with your specific complaint. 

>>>  A couple from Quezon City selling fake LTO license plates was caught on last Wednesday, July 5. Read our article for more details.

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LTO to issue drivers' licenses with 5-year validity