The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is waiving late penalties during the community quarantine.
This announcement was made in response to President Duterte’s wish to place Metro Manila under community quarantine. The move is hoped to encourage citizens to stay at home and observe the quarantine in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
What follows is their official notice below:
Due to the President's pronouncement placing Metro Manila under community quarantine and suspending work in the Executive Department, it is decided that:
- No penalties shall be collected for late registration of motor vehicles and renewal of driver's licenses which shall expire during the duration of the community quarantine.
- the validity of all student permits shall be extended within the aforementioned duration for the purpose of applying for a driver's license
- Temporary Operator's Permits (TOPs) which expire on 13 March 2020 can be settled within the aforementioned duration of suspension.
Those with vehicle registration, licenses and permits that will expire during the community quarantine period are encouraged to stay at home. No penalties shall be imposed. These documents can be renewed after the quarantine has been lifted.