5 years validity of driver’s license to start in October

August 09,2016

drivers-license-2Starting this October, driver’s licenses issued by the Land Transportation Office ( LTO ) will have a five-year validity. 

This step is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement in his first State of the Nation Address.

LTO chief Assistant Sec . Edgar Galvante says that the agensecy will first implement the extended validity of driver’s license in the National Capital Region, and then implement the measure in other regions of the country .

Meanwhile, Galvante admitted that they received many complaints regarding the delayed release of driver’s licenses. 

So far, he said, there is a backlog of up to five million driver ‘s licenses at the LTO . -Alvin Barcelona

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