Rappler's latest stories on LTO license plates
The Land Transportation Office's initial batch for distribution includes only 231,332 license plates for vehicles purchased from July 2016 to December 2016
The Land Transportation Office says the license plates in the first batch to be distributed are for those registered from July 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016
(UPDATED) Grace Poe, who chairs the Senate committee on public services, says the 700,000 license plates freed up for distribution 'will hardly make a dent on the demand'
The Supreme Court says the TRO stays until it resolves the issue of the supplier returning the downpayment to the LTO and the national treasury as instructed by state auditors
The turnover is part of a deferred payment agreement between the two government agencies It allows LTO to begin documenting the plates and distributing them to new car owners
Some 600 000 license plates may be handed over to the LTO – duties and taxes waived – if the BOC gets approval from the DOF
But at the Senate hearing on the delays in the release of new license plates LTO chief Alfonso Tan Jr maintains that the dealers are the ones at fault