Did the LTO charge you an extra P50 for your new license plate?

Oh, DOTC and LTO. What are you up to now?


(SPOT.ph) On Thursday, a joint hearing of the Blue Ribbon and public services committees was held...and the senators were not happy with some of things they unearthed about the new license plates approved by the LTO and DOTC. Here's what you need to know:


1. When you buy a new plate, you pay P450 and an additional P50. 


2. The P450 you're paying already covers two license plates, plate screws, and a sticker. 

3. Of the P450, P380 goes to the manufacturer while P70 goes to the DOTC as administration fees.

4. Where does the additional P50 go?


Senator Ralph Recto further asked them to give a compelling reason for their decision to require owners of old plates to pay up and get new plates with the same number, "Okay lang kung mga bagong sasakyan na irerehistro ang lalagyan ninyo ng bagong plaka. Pero ginawa ninyong sapilitan para sa lahat ng sasakyan, pati sa mga plakang maayos at wala namang problema."


"What good has it done for motor vehicle owners?" Recto pressed, "Ano’ng pakinabang ngayon na gumagastos ang tao? Nabawasan ba ang traffic?"


The LTO also struggled to explain why they entered a P3.8 billion contract with a supplier without properly indicating the appropriation for it in their budget. 

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