I first covered this topic years ago. “5 Awesome Reasons Why You Don’t Need a Vehicle in the Philippines.” While we did purchase a new Ford Ranger four years, we only used the local transportation modes to reach our destinations for years. However, can a foreigner or local still get by without owning their own private vehicle?
The crusty old expat was extremely grouchy. Our Ford Ranger had just undergone its first “smoke test” in the Philippines. The LTO, Land Transportation Office, database, however, rejected the results. While our truck had successfully passed the analysis, a problem with our license plate was causing a hitch.
Regular readers of “Philippines Plus” are well aware that the tag “Crusty Old Expat” fits my persona perfectly. Thanks to Scott H, retired Iraqi War Veteran, I’ve used that moniker for several years now.
CONCLUSION: Philippines Vehicle Registration Ruckus. My asawa and I were heading out to our local Land Transportation Office, LTO, in Guimaras. After being told by a local insurance agent that our truck registration had expired last March, we had to sort the matter out. After reviewing our paperwork from LTO, I was under the impression our Ford Ranger’s registration didn’t end until later this month.
“What do you mean our registration ended in March?” My significant other was on the phone with an insurance agent. The agent, “NicNic” has just informed my wife that our Ford Ranger’s registration had already expired last March.
If you’re a speeder in Davao, you don’t have to worry about getting a ticket. The four speed guns provided by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) are damaged. No one has been cited for speeding in Davao since December 2016. However, if you’re a sexual predator roaming the streets of Davao, be forewarned. An ordinance punishing any foreigner who will be seen with a Filipino child unaccompanied by a Filipino adult is being proposed. Violators could be imprisoned for at least six months.