Deadline for renewal of licenses, franchises extended to April – DOTr
by raymond lacsa | March 19, 2020 (Thursday) | 13754
Philippines – The
Department of Transportation(DOTr) has announced that the deadline for
renewal of permits, licenses, and franchises has been extended until the end of
Secretary Arthur Tugade said he has already issued the order to the Land
Transportation Office (LTO) and the Land Transportation Franchising and
Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We know and
understand that our country is now in a difficult and trying situation. We have
to step up and extend our help to the Filipino people the best way we
can,” Tugade said.
The DOTr chief
also said he has instructed LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante to reiterate
and update the memorandum that the latter issued earlier this month directing
LTO Regional Directors not to collect penalties for late registration of motor
vehicles, and for the renewal of driver’s licenses that will expire during the
enhanced community quarantine period. The validity of all student permits will
also be extended.
based on the guidelines issued by the LTFRB, all public utility vehicles with
plate numbers ending in 3 and 4 will be allowed to confirm their units until 15
May 2020 with all penalties being waived.
With this, the
DOTr said that the insurance policy under the Personal Passenger Accident
Insurance Program (PPAIP) will also be automatically extended until 15 May 2020
without any additional fees on the part of the operators,
for Extension of Validity for Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) that will
expire from 17 March 2020 to 15 April 2020 can be filed until 15 May 2020 also
with waiver of penalties,” it said.
Authorities (PA) and Special Permits (SP) issued to TNVS, PUBs, TH, Taxi, and
UV Express, with expiry dates covering the period of 17 March 2020 to 15 April
2020, will also be extended until 15 June 2020 with waiver of fees,” it added.
As for the Compliance
Orders, Resolutions, and Decisions which direct operators to comply within a
certain period and that fall between 17 March 2020 until 15 April 2020, the
DOTr said it will allow compliance until 15 May 2020 with waiver of penalties,
if there is any.
will apply to the Central Office and the National Capital Region-Regional
Franchising and Regulatory Office, and all Regional Franchising and Regulatory
Offices in Luzon,” it said. — ROBIE DE GUZMAN