P500k-fine awaits LTO employees who will not accept PhilID

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Employees of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) who will not accept the Philippine Identification (PhilID) card as valid proof of identification are set to be slapped with a P500,000-fine.


  • Does the LTO accept the printed “temporary” PhilID?

    Per the agency, the temporary PhilID will be accepted as long as it is PSA-authenticated.
  • What law states the fine that will be levied on an LTO employee who will not honor the PhilID?

    According to LTO, Republic Act 11055 states that the P500,000-fine will be levied on an LTO employee who will not honor the PhilID.
  • In a social media post, the agency said that the aforementioned fine follows Section 19 of Republic Act (RA) 11055, which levies the corresponding penalty to LTO employees who will not honor the PhilID or its printed copy.

    Those who will bring a temporary copy must ensure that the QR code of the printed PhilID must be Philippine Statistics Authority-authenticated.

    lto announcement philid penalty for employees

    In July 2021, the LTO released Memorandum Circular No. 2021 – 2272, which states that the PhilID (and its temporary printed versions) is recognized as a valid proof of identification in all LTO branches and can be used on all transactions.

    Photo from Land Transportation Office - Philippines Facebook page

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