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Over half of all motor vehicle owners in PH have not renewed registration

/ 12:15 PM November 16, 2023

Over half of all motor vehicle owners in PH have not renewed registration

Land Transportation Office Chairperson Vigor Mendoza | PHOTO: Official website of LTO / lto.gov.ph

MANILA, Philippines – Land Transportation Office (LTO) has mandated a stricter implementation of the “No Registration, No Travel” policy.

The order comes after discovering that more than half of motor vehicles in the country are classified as “delinquent.”


Delinquent motor vehicles are units of owners who have either failed or deliberately refused to have their motor vehicles registered.


The report is based on a review of data collected prior to use of Land Transportation Management System (LTMS).

The agency found that around 24.7 million of the 38.3 million vehicles nationwide under under the category of being delinquent.

This means only around 35 percent of the vehicles in are registered with the agency.

LTO reviewed documents for vehicles that have registrations which have not been renewed for more than one year as of April 2022.

“Those that have not renewed their registration for less than a year are not yet included here,” LTO Chief Vigor Mendoza II said in a press release in Filipino.

Mendoza believes the finding is alarming since delinquent motor vehicles may have had problems passing roadworthiness inspections and are “threats to road safety.”


“We have to be very strict in implementing the laws on land transportation, not only to make it fair to the law-abiding motor vehicle owners, but also for the welfare of the road users,” the LTO official added.

The following regions have the most number of delinquent motor vehicles:


National Capital Region – 4.1 million

Central Luzon – 3.3 million

Calabarzon – 2.7 million


Western Visayas – 1.8 million

Central Visayas – 1.8 million

Eastern Visayas – 758,000


Davao Region – 1.2 million

Soccsksargen – 1.1 million

Zamboanga Peninsula – almost 1 million

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Northern Mindanao – almost 1 million

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