February 3, 2023

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The Land Transportation Office now requires a 15-hour driving lesson to student driver’s license applicants.
The new requirement is part of the agency’s efforts to assure safer traffic movement compared with the previous policy where applicants were only required to submit copies of their birth and medical certificates to be issued a student driver’s license, said LTO-Kalinga head Jenelyn Angog.
Angog said applicants need to submit a driving course certificate issued by an LTO-accredited driving school before they are issued a student driver license.
A student driver’s license is issued to an applicant who is at least 17 years old and is valid for one year before he can apply for non-professional or professional driver’s license.
Angog also reported P2.1 million has been collected in August alone, mostly from vehicle registration and driver’s license application and renewal.
On car registration, car owners with license plates ending in 6, 7, and 8 are given until this month to renew their registration. – Larry T. Lopez