Sen. Recto files bill for longer validity period of vehicle registration

Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto has recently filed a bill that seeks longer validity period of motor vehicle registration.


Current validity of motor vehicle registration is three years. With the bill, the proposal could lengthen the validity to at least four years. After which, the registration can be done every two years, from the current yearly.

“This will spare car owners from making an annual pilgrimage to LTO offices. This yearly requirement to register is an almost 100-year-old rule. Many new developments – in technology, engineering, legal rules – had happened since,” Recto said.

However, the extension may only apply to private vehicles “because franchises of for-hire vehicles call for their annual inspection and registration on reasons of public safety.”

Recto said that the new provision can be included in the proposed law making a driver’s license valid for five years.


Louie Diangson
  1. Kung same amount yung kada taon at yung panukalang every 2 years. diba mas ok un? mas makakatipid ang mga motorista.

    • You have a point there. If its the same then good for us motorist, but they should still revamp and enhance the current process and their systems. it would still be a problem if that is left unchanged.

      However i doubt that it would still be on the same amount, possibly 3/4 of the charge for the first 4 years then for the successive 2 years for renewal might be 1.5 times the cost of yearly renewal.

  2. Stupidity at its finest.another one from Mr E-VAT. LTO’s processes as well as their current system should be enhance and not by these bills. Once their system is efficient, renewing of licenses, registration and license plates, etc will be easy and less hassle even if its yearly.

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