THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) unveiled the new design of the Driver’s License (DL) with a pearlized white theme, bearing the same security features as the previous one.
Under the leadership of LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante and through the guidance of Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Art Tugade, the LTO ended the “papel na lisensiya” era, wherein drivers were issued with paper receipts as licenses.
Now, driver’s license cards are made from durable polycarbonate material. These are also equipped with 32 security features.
The DOTr and the LTO have also pushed for extending the validity period of licenses from five to ten years, from the previous validity of only three years, for drivers with no demerit points recorded violations.
For the long-term benefit of the drivers and motorists, LTO assured the public that they are “continuously working, and firm in its resolve to improve its services to streamline transactions, including the application and renewal of licenses, as well as to further harness digital technology to improve efficiency and stamp out corruption and red tape in the agency.”