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LTO suspends issuance of Student-Driver’s Permit until August

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) temporarily suspended their issuance of student-driver permit on July 1.

LTO Chief Edgar Galvante said on his live interview that the applicants for student-driver permits are now required to take a 15-hour theoretical driving course. This course will start on August 3 following the Memorandum Circular 2019-2175.

The aforementioned program was initially set to begin in April, but has been postponed to August due to the pandemic.

“By August 3, applicants are required to undergo a theoretical session that’s why the driving schools, as well as the LTO, already have a setup where they could enroll,”

– LTO Chief Edgar Galvante

The theoretical driving course will have three sessions. This will go hand-in-hand with a practical driving course which will tackle topics such as:

  • Introduction to driving
  • Road and traffic rules
  • Land transportation laws
  • LTO core applications (driver’s licensing system, vehicle registration, and law enforcement and ticketing systems)

Memorandum Circular No. 2019-2176 can be viewed in full through the LTO’s official website.



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3 comments

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    I applied for a prof drivers licence application last march (2nd week) but was delayed because LTO SM seaside city had no test cars. Then the lockdown came (march15) so i wasn’t able to finish my application. My SP expired last May 8. What is my case here? Does my SP had an extension? Another burden of payment.

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    Rheorenz joyce

    I am planning to get a student permit but anyway, Thankyou for sharing this information

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      Ma sir good day po pwede ko pa bang ma erenew ung student permit ko expired noon march dko na renew kc nalockdown po kmi as a Frontliner /inside duty sa jail August pa po ako makakalabas thank you po

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