The Land Transportation Office will begin issuing drivers’ licenses that have a 10-year validity to holders who have completed the five-year validity of their licenses provided that they have not incurred any demerit as provided in Republic Act 10930 or the law that extended the validity of drivers’ licenses.
The rollout will begin Oct. 18 in the National Capital Region while the Cordillera and other regions will soon follow.
Before renewal, a driver must complete eight hours Driver’s Enhancement Program (DEP) from the LTO Driver’s Education Center or from an LTO-accredited driving school.
The DEP covers road safety and land transportation laws, rules and regulations. This is to ensure that all license holders are qualified and molded as defensive and responsible drivers.
After the DEP, applicants should pass the random 25-question exam. A driver must get an 80 percent passing score before issuance of a certificate of completion. Applicants who have failed may retake the exam on the same day.
The LTO also extended the validity of student permits.
LTO-CAR Director Francis Ray A. Almora said LTO Asec. Edgar C. Galvante issued a memorandum for the extension of validity of registration, student-driver’s permit and conductor’s license that are to expire during the quarantine restriction period from Oct. 1 to 31.
Meanwhile, the Land Transportation Management System, a Web-based information technology system, has been rolled out in Baguio, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Mountain Province.
The new system allows use of smartphone, desktop or laptop when applying for new or renewal of license. Clients can select the day they will go to LTO for their transaction after logging in at portal.lto.gov.ph. – Press release