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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has ordered 15 million pieces of metal plates used to make license plates for both motor vehicles and motorcycles as part of measures to address the backlog as soon as possible.

LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Atty. Vigor Mendoza II said that the order, initiated by the Department of Transportation led by Secretary Jaime Bautista, will cover the current 13.2 million backlog for motorcycles and 179,000 for motor vehicles.

He said, through this, the LTO hopes to meet the backlog for both vehicles.

However, Mendoza appealed to the public for understanding, saying that the amount of backlog, especially for motorcycles, requires more time to address the issue.

But the LTO Chief assured that all its arrears, including the registration of new cars and motorcycles in the coming months, will all be addressed next year.

In addition, even LTO’s production capacity is also increasing to 32,000 per day or approximately 700,000 per month.

Mendoza first expressed confidence that all the backlogs will be met next year as well as the daily consumption rate for license plates for new vehicles and those requiring license plate replacement.