Cagayan de Oro City 1st District Representative Lordan G. Suan has filed a bill fixing the validity of certificates of motor vehicle registration. House Bill No. 8438 sets the validity of Certificates of Registration for brand new motor vehicles to five (5) years and three (3) years for brand new motorcycles. As proposed, HB 8438 or the “Extended Motor Vehicle Registration Act” seeks to amend Sections 8 and 14 of Republic Act No. 4136 or the “Land Transportation and Traffic Code”. More specifically, it seeks to extend the validity of Certificates of Registration for both initial registration and renewal of ALL motor vehicles – including cars, trucks, buses, jeepneys, tricycles and motorcycles.
In his explanatory note, Rep. Suan stated that extending the validity of motor vehicle registrations will help lessen financial and psychological distress to motor vehicle owners and drivers due to the expenses from maintenance and oil price increase unpredictably due to inflation, climate change, global demand, among others.
House Bill No. 8438 aims to provide the following advantages for all road users:
Convenience for Everyone: With longer validity periods, motorists and riders alike will experience reduced administrative burdens and fewer visits to the Land Transportation Office (LTO). This change enables you to focus more on enjoying your journey and less on paperwork.
Time and Cost Savings: Longer registration validity means significant time and cost savings for all road users. With fewer renewals, you’ll have more time to dedicate to your daily activities and allocate your hard-earned money to what matters most to you and your loved ones.
Enhanced Efficiency and Productivity: By streamlining the registration process for motor vehicles and motorcycles, House Bill 8438 allows the LTO to utilize its resources more effectively. This improvement leads to shorter wait times, faster service, and increased overall customer satisfaction.
ENSURING ROAD SAFETY. While House Bill 8438 extends the validity period for registration certificates, it’s crucial to emphasize that road safety remains a top priority. The bill reinforces the importance of adhering to safety requirements, including mandatory inspections, emission testing, and strict compliance with traffic regulations.
CALL TO ACTION. Cong. Suan is urging motorists, riders and concerned citizens across the nation to rally behind HB 8438 to drive positive change and improve the transportation experience for everyone.
Read full text of HB 8438 as filed below.
Download copy of HB 8438 HERE.