Out with the old, and in with the new. The Department of Transportation seems to have been reminded of this and they applied it to a certain government-issued ID design. For 2022, the PH Driver’s License card got an all-new design. Gone will be the old blue color scheme, as it will be replaced with a pearlescent white-colored card.
The front of the license card will remain the same, save for the new color, and the rear likewise gets an update. Instead of a solid metal strip running the height of the card, it seems the new design will have a series of dashes instead. The serial number will remain at the back, albeit a little bit higher on the card now.
PH Driver’s License security features
Aside from the aesthetic changes, the DOTr has maintained that all security features of the Driver’s License card will remain. When the secure cards were first released, DOTr Asec. (at that time) Goddes Hope Libiran said that they have a total of 32 security features. Among such security features that will be retained include a hologram, laser engraving, guilloche, and the barcode that shows the driver’s photo and fingerprint.
In 2017, the LTO started issuing driver’s licenses with 5-year validity. They have also come up with a way to determine if a motorist can be issued one with 10-year validity. Regardless, that’s a lot of years to have the same license card, don’t you think? This redesign, if anything, gives a much-needed change and a fresher look to the card we’ve been accustomed to. Change is good, and this is a pretty cool change.
Now just make sure you look good on your ID picture.