Following the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), President, Rodrigo Duterte, on August 2, 2020, has placed the entire National Capital Region (NCR), Cavite, Bulacan, Laguna and Rizal provinces back to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) starting midnight of August 4 up to August 18, 2020.

That means, aside from suspended mass transportation in these areas, government offices will be temporarily closed again for the duration of the MECQ. Unfortunately for motorists, that also means that the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will also close its doors for the next 2 weeks.

“LTO will be closed in MECQ areas,” confirmed by the agency’s executive director, Atty. Romeo Vera Cruz through a text message to MotoPinas.com.


Earlier, the LTO has announced that they have extended the validity of expired vehicle registrations for another 30 days in consideration of the present situation brought about by the pandemic. To know more, read our story here.