Following a couple weeks of intense public debate, the LTO finally put its foot down yesterday and announced that the forum to be held October 16, originally intended as an open discussion where citizens could voice their concerns about the policy, will instead serve as an informational meeting in which LTO representatives will inform the public about the policy’s guidelines and the penalties for violators.
The LTO announced that all government vehicles will be tagged by November 3, and all privately owned vehicles must be tagged by January 4, 2010. Citizens of the Philippines will have to pay 350 pesos, or the equivalent of $7.54, for the RFID stickers, which contain registration information readable only by LTO officers. The tags themselves will be valid for a 10 year period, after which they need to be renewed.
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