Aside from long lines and unattentive staff, one of the most annoying things about getting a driver’s license is the expensive medical certificates. But don’t worry; LTO has some good news for you.
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) announced on May 22, 2023, that they are setting the medical examination fees at P300 pesos. The fee applies to accredited medical clinics and health facilities.
“Hindi po natin maisasantabi ang maraming reklamo kaugnay ng sobrang mahal ng pagkuha ng medical certificate na ang iba ay nagbabayad ng P500 hanggang P700. Mabigat na ang halaga na ito para sa ating mga ordinaryong mamamayan”,FORMER LTO CHIEF JAY ART TUGADE STATED.
On the same day, Tugade also announced his resignation.
Moreover, the P300 fee will cover the tests needed by student drivers, new non-professional drivers, and new conductors, as well as those who will renew and upgrade their licenses from non-professional to professional drivers.
LTO also noted that facilities and clinics that do not comply with the order would face penalties and suspensions such as:
- First Offense: Accreditation suspension for up to 90 days with a P10,000 fine
- Second Offense: Accreditation suspension for up to 180 days with a P15,000 fine
- Third offense: Revocation of accreditation, perpetual disqualification as an LTO-accredited Medical clinic or health facility.