OR/CR, plates from Sept. 2020 sales shall be released at the same time – LTO NCR
Date posted on August 28, 2020
The Land Transportation Office, National Capital Region West (LTO-NCR West) spearheaded the issuance of the much-awaited motorcycle license plates yesterday, August 27, 2020.
NCRW Regional Director Atty. Clarence V. Guinto, Assistant Regional Director Roque I. Verzosa III and OPD-NRU Chief Hanzley H. Lim led the ceremonial launching and distribution of the new motorcycle plates at LTO NCR West Regional Office located in Araneta Ave., Quezon City.
It can be recalled that the Supreme Court issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in 2016 and the Commission on Audit likewise issued a Notice of Disallowance (ND) on the LTO Motor Vehicle License Plate Standardization Program (MVLPSP), which prevented the LTO from releasing plates to its registered owners.
The TRO and ND were lifted in 2018. However, in the same year, Congress enacted Republic Act No. 11235 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act, which was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte on March 8, 2019. The enhanced design of the motorcycle license plate was only finalized after the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) was issued in May 2020.
The newly designed motorcycle plates are compliant with the requirements of RA 11235. It has new safety features such as RFID sticker, QR Code and reflectorized sheeting. Consequently, LTO NCRW leads the initial distribution of the new motorcycle plates to the MC riders yesterday.
For LTO NCR, as of August 24, 2020, we have a total backlog of 1,386,895 motorcycle plates. Out of the said backlog, 235,262 motorcycle registration transactions were already forwarded to the Central Office Plate Manufacturing Plant (CO-PMP) for plate production covering CY 2018 MC registration only. As of this date, we initially received 70,000 MC plates, which are to be released to the respective dealers/owners.
The Central Office Plate Manufacturing Plant (CO-PMP) has the capability to manufacture 7,500 MC plates per day. Moreover, just like for motor vehicles, the MC robotics will soon be available on December 2020, which can manufacture 450 plates per hour. With the said new machinery, LTO is optimistic that we can address the backlog on MC plates at the soonest.
In relation to this new development, we are pleased to announce that LTO NCRW will be launching a Moving Forward Project for the registration of new motorcycles on September 2020,wherein the OR/CR and MC plates of motorcycles purchased in September 2020 shall be simultaneously released to the respective dealers. This initiative aims to cut-off the backlog on MC plates.
LTO is also in the process of updating the Plate Online Inquiry to verify the MC plate availability.