The Land Transportation Office (LTO) announced on June 29 that it would be suspending the issuance of student driver’s permits starting July 1.
Starting August 3, those who want to apply for a student’s permit should have already went through a 15-hour theoretical driving course, LTO Chief Edgar Galvante said.
“Effective July 1, isu-suspend muna namin ang pag-iissue ng student permit kasi by August irerequire na na dapat yung nag-aapply ng student permit went through this 15 hours of theoretical session,” Galvante told Teleradyo.
“August 3, ire-require na na magdaan ka sa theoretical session kaya yung mga driving school saka LTO mismo meron na kaming set up kung saan kailangan mag-enroll sila,” he added.
According to Galvante, the 15-hour theoretical session must tackle driving laws and regulations.