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MANILA, Philippines—After more than three decades, the license plates for cars in the country will have a new design following record car sales in 2012.

In an invitation for prospective bidders, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Department of Transportation and Communications revealed that new license plates for cars will have three letters followed by four numbers, instead of the current three.

The refresh is part of the LTO’s plate standardization program to be implemented starting July this year up to June 2014.—Paolo G. Montecillo

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  • mangpepe

    PANIBAGONG RAKET ANG IBIG SABIHIN NIYAN

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NPV7TOHIJPG3UMTLQDTHLQJR7Y Jack

      kailangan gumawa siya ng raket para naman kumita siya at makapagbigay sa campaign fund

  • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

    sa ngayon pa lang, hirap na hirap na ang mga witness na tandaan ang three letters and three numbers ng plaka pag may aksidente, tapos gawin pang apat?  ano ba yan?  raket lang yan!

    matuwid na daan papunta sa kangkungan!!!

    • Engineering_Student

      Wag sana puro reklamo. Mag suggest ka kung sa tingin mo may mas magandang paraan. Ano gusto mo mag recycle ng plate numbers dahil gamit na lahat. Syempre may reason bakit ginawang apat yan. Mag isip naman sana muna bago manita.

      • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

        hehehe engineering student ka?  take this:  if you use just three letters out of the 26 in the alphabet, what is the permutation? 17,576! (ahem.  follow me?) combine this with the 3 digits from 0-9, then you are actually looking at 17,576,000 possible plate number combinations.

        now, as of 2011, there are just less than 6million registered vehicles in the country and almost half are motorcycles and tricycles, that had an entirely different tagging scheme with only 2 letters and 4 numbers (ilan ang permutation and combinations possible?  hahaha, use your aglebra in 1st year, 1st sem engineering).

        clearly, malayo pa bago maubos ang possible plate number combinations, kaso kailangan lang na kumita ng mga nasa pwesto ngayon kaya ayan, bagong scheme!

        touche!

      • Engineering_Student

        yeah but if have’nt noticed the first three letters has a meaning. Ibig sabihin hindi lahat ng letter kasama sa permutation. For public vehicles it usually starts with N, P T or U in NCR. And Letters V, W, X, and Y in the middle. So to compute  thats 4 x 4 x 26 x 10 x 10 x 10 = 416,100 and again for public vehicles pa lang yan sa jeep pa lang sa NCR ubos na yan.

      • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

        hehehe.  humirit ka pa? so dahil hindi kasama ang ibang letters, wag na lang gamitin at gawa na lang ng mga bagong plates? ganun ba ang solution?

        bakit di pwede gamitin? saang batas nakasulat yan?

      • Engineering_Student

        “A” – Region I (Ilocos Region) and CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)”B” – Region II (Cagayan Valley Region)”C” – Region III (Central Luzon Region), Superseded by “R” in 2003″D” – Regions IV-A (CALABARZON) and IV-B (MIMAROPA), Superseded by “V” in 2000″E” – Region V (Bicol Region)”F” – Region VI (Western Visayas Region”G” – Region VII (Central Visayas Region), Superseded by “Y” in 2004″H” – Region VIII (Eastern Visayas Region)”J” – Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula) and ARMM”K” – Regions X and XIII (Northern Mindanao and Caraga)”L” – Region XI (Davao Region)”M” – Region XII (SOCCSKSARGEN)”N” – National Capital Region, 1981–1982, 2009–2010 (with increments of “I”, “O”, and “Q”)”P” – National Capital Region, 1982–1991, 2010–2011 (with increments of “I”, “O”, and “Q”)”R” – Region III (Central Luzon Region), overflow Series for Private since 2003″S” – Government-owned (Red Plate) Vehicles”T” – National Capital Region, 1991–1995, 2011–2012 (with increments of “I”, “O”, and “Q”)”U” – National Capital Region, 1995–1997, 2012–present (with increments of “I”, “O”, and “Q”)”V” – Regions IV-A (CALABARZON) and IV-B (MIMAROPA), overflow Series for Private since 2000″W” – National Capital Region, 1997–2001″X” – National Capital Region, 2001–2005″Y” – Region VII (Central Visayas Region), overflow series for Private since 2004″Z” – National Capital Region, 2005–2009

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JUVMOBWZ2USJS5IGBSAMZIZ6WM HardySturdy247

        Sir PULIS NA POGI, sagot please?

      • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

         hehehe, sino nga ang nagdedesignate ng mga letters na yan?  ang issue ay kung ubos o hinde ang combination and mathematically, hindi pa.

        babaguhin ang design kasi may mga kontratista lang na gustong kumita, hindi sa dahil ubos na ang combination.

        that simple…

        by the way, kung ang issue mo ay ncr, may nakita ka na bang zaa, zab, zac, zad, zae, zaf etc.  then zba, zbb, zbc,

        hanap ka rin ng yaa, yab, yac, yad, then yba, ybb, ybc, etc.

        jan pa lang sa letters na yan, ilang thousands na agad yan?

        hehe

  • jayemdee_412

     What will happen to car owners who paid premium price to get personalized license plates in previous years? Are they going to surrender their license plates when they register their vehicles starting July 2013?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NPV7TOHIJPG3UMTLQDTHLQJR7Y Jack

      they can afford to get personalized plates so that’s their problem not yours

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/XFH3CDZSZKVLX4G74PJOQ3L64U Natx Bacalzo

         bwahaha…

      • jayemdee_412

         What are you laughing at now?

      • jayemdee_412

         Yes, it’s my problem because I am one of those who paid a premium for a personalized license plate when I bought a brand-new sports car in 2007. Why should I pay for another one when that is already my permanent license plate number in LTO files.

      • nakatutok

        may presyo ang kayabangan….magreklamo ka kay PENOY…

  • huseng_batute

    And while you’re at it, baguhin nyo na rin yung fonts.  Yung letter Q liitan ang ulo at habaan ang buntot.  Para hindi kahawig ng letter O.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FNBBNCCS7FK4K6ZEMT2XMEN5JQ RAMONS

    stop issuing commemorative plates like nbi, lawyer, prosecutor, mpd & others. ginagawa lang panakot ito ng mga mayayabang na me ari ng sasakyan.

    • PH2011

       Precisely, to intimidate the people and traffic enforcers.

      Gusto lumusot sa coding scheme.

      Nasa PNP naman yan ( Purisima ) at DOJ ( De Lima ). Sila ang boss ng mga yan…….

  • Horst Manure

    What is the point of having plates when you can cover them with dark  plastic so they are unreadable.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    Dapat i-ban na ibang plate numbers like those issued by PNP and other government bureaus. Wala ng plate number na Mayor, Governor, Councilor, Lawyer etc. Let’s just all follow the law by using LTO-issued plate numbers only. Nobody should be above the law.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Virgie Torres, nandyan ka pa ba?
    Sana wala ka na!

  • PH2011

    Hopefully
    LTO can now release plate numbers of newly acquired car in a week time.

    Better, LTO
    should not use dark ( green)  background
    for the new plate numbers. It defies the purpose of immediate identification
    and visibility of vehicles plate number.

    Plate number “8” should bear the congressional districts they are representing.
    Bakit sila nahihiya na ipakita distrito or partylist nila?

    Nadadamay pati  yung matitinong
    Congresman ( meron ba?)          

     

     

  • Albert Einstien

    good yan basta hindi PAKI-ALAMAN ng KKK…yung contractor at contrata…lol

  • vaporub123

    NEW PLATES?  hindi pa nga lahat nabibigyan ang mga lokal assemble at mga bagong sasakyan ng mga plates gagawa na naman ng bago style?sana naman siguraduhin ng LTO na mabibigyan agad ng mga plates ang nga kumukuha ng hindi na lalagyan ng ” FOR REGISTRATION” ang mga ito pagkalabas ng kasa.wag muna intindihin ng LTO ang commission nila sa gagawa o sa mananalong supplier.

  • Giorjette

    ung mga car na na release last Oct’12 til now wla pa Plate…

  • $14334231

    isama na rin na bawal ang takpan ng anuman (plastic atbp) ang license plate….ang isa pa na dapat ipatupad ng LTO at DOTC….walang tinted na salamin sa driver at passenger side pati windshield sa harap…sa likod lang para kita ang nagmamaneho at pasahero sa harap…..maliban sa sasakyan ng presidente at bise-presidente (sabagay si binay di na kailangan ito)…….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AND7MQ5FERICDOIAUW56RYT45A tower_of_power

    Pera nanaman yan … malaking kaperahan ang natatanggap ng kung sino man sa pagbabago ng plates na yan … pumunta ka kung saan mang govt agency nanamimibay ng forms … pabago b ago … kahit ang sa airport … sa DOLE para sa mga balikmanggagawa … bakit kinakilangan palitan ang mga forms ng madalas?

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