LTO’s plate distribution to run until February 19
Decemay Padilla, Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) - February 14, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO)-7 has started yesterday the distribution of four-wheel motor vehicle plates at the Lower Ground Floor, City Wing, SM Seaside City.

The activity will last until February 19.  The office is open from 10 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m.

“Katong nangutana unsay pasabot aning 2015-2016, mao ni katong ingon nila nganong nauna ang mga bag-o nga mga plaka nya sila naulahi kay mao man ning nakaso pa. Bag-o lang ni na-approved iyang pag-release, so kani siya this represents the entire January to December of 2015, January to December of 2016.  Unya, there are about 31,000 plates in total,” said LTO-7 Regional Director Victor Caindec.

He said that those who want to get the motor vehicle plates must bring a photocopy of the OR and CR and the owner’s valid government I.D.

An authorized representative must have a notarized Special Power of Attorney with the representative’s valid I. D.

In case the registered vehicle was already sold to another owner, the latter should bring the transfer documents, and if the ownership of the vehicle is not yet transferred, the deed of sale must be shown, together with the valid I.D. in claiming the motor vehicle plates, Caindec said.

He added that if within the one-week period there are still unclaimed motor vehicle plates, they will look for a distribution office where clients can get the said plates.

“But I really hope nga makuha ang tanang plates within the one week period,” Caindec said.

The process in claiming the motor vehicle plates is no longer time consuming, as personnel from LTO will simply encode the information and the claimants will just leave their cellphone numbers and will be called once the plates are ready for pick-up.

“So, mas dali siya nga proseso in the sense nga dili mahurot ilang oras og huwat. We have 30 personnel deployed diri sa SM for the process. The last time nga nag-plate releasing ta, kato gud sauna mga brand new man, so ang mga dealers naay gipadala nga mga representative unya among gi-turnover sa mga dealers ang plaka. To make it more convenient, ang LTO sa ang nigunit sa distribution karon.  Ang remaining plates will be kept in our LTO office and they can just go there but it will take a lot of time also for the physical nga sorting sa plates,” Caindec said.

One of those who claimed the plates yesterday was Dante Manguilimotan, a resident of Mandaue City.

He was thankful that he finally got his motor vehicle plate.  He registered his vehicle way back in 2016.

He said that it only took him 15 minutes to claim the motor vehicle plate.

Caindec said that replacement plates, motorcycle plates and special plates are still unavailable.

Meanwhile, the LTO’s E-Patrol Mobile Service, in partnership with the Cebu City government, was at Barangays Talamban, San Jose, Bacayan, Pit-os and Pulangbato yesterday.

Today, it will be in Barangays Tisa, Calamba, Guadalupe, Kalunasan and Sapangdaku.

Tomorrow, it will be at the city hall of Talisay City.

The E-patrol services include Student Permit, Renewal of Driver’s License, Renewal of Motor Vehicle Registration and Printing of Driver’s License Card with five-year validity.  GAN (FREEMAN)

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