Car Registration in the Philippines

by Jade on June 17, 2009

… is such a headache!!!

We bought a car from a neighbor and apparently the car is registered in Angeles which is in Luzon. We are in Visayas ( Yes, Palawan is now a part of Visayas).

I don’t know if it’s only happening in Palawan or it is all over the Philippines?? I mean come on, how complicated could it be to register a vehicle? I am sure this has been done before.

I am glad I have somebody doing this for me but it still frustrates me to wait and wait for the darn paper. We already have a car insurance and complied to everything they have asked for and yet 2 months already has passed and the registration papers are signed yet.

LTO,you guys are giving me wrinkles!

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pehpot June 17, 2009 at 8:26 pm

only in the philippines.. minsan ang sarap mag start ng blog with regards to rants sa sistema ng pinas no.. hehe

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Lalaine June 18, 2009 at 1:09 am

baka naman naghahanp ang ng lagay… hehehe

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Lalaine June 18, 2009 at 1:14 am

baka naman naghahanp ang ng lagay… hehehe

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Badet June 18, 2009 at 11:01 am

Ganito talaga sa Pilipinas, kaya others would resort to “under-the-table” processes just to expedite the papers. Sad, but true.

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Fatherlyours June 18, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Sinabi niyo pa. Kaya nga dapat hanap ng ng kamag anak o kakilala ng mga taong sa government offices na pupuntahan mo. Kapag nag inspect nga mga yan sa store, ang daming tes-tse buriche, yung pala grease money lang kailangan.

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Lalaine June 18, 2009 at 8:06 pm

hi jade… i already added your 4 blogs. =) you can check it here ->

thanks again =)

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call center in the Philippines June 19, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Hi Ms Jade,

In our law, processing is done for 31 days only. If this thing take long it means the you can charge in proper court the person handling the paper.

Fortunately, its another cost so maglagay ka na lang. Yan lang ang gusto nya since the beginning. You look rich kaya hihingi ng malaki yan for sure.

Anyway, can you please change the title of virtual assistant into Philippines call center as we do change our campaign.


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Details in the Tales June 20, 2009 at 5:01 am

I never knew that Palawan was part of Visayas na… anyway, you are living in Paradise… I dream to be there when I get back in Ph…


m June 20, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Frustrating times for you but everything comes to she who waits. Patience Jade, a dream is worth waiting for.


Ebie June 21, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Too much red tape…unfortunately, that’s how our system works. Very frustrating indeed!

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Ebie June 21, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Too much red tape…unfortunately, that’s how our system works. Very frustrating indeed!


Eric of BlogDe Manila (Philippine Blog) June 24, 2009 at 12:32 am

you should have told me.. I have friends working in Narra City Hall. next time let me know.

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Erik Huyer June 13, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Dear Eric. Great name! May I have your adviCe?I am looking at buying a classic 1959 MGA car registered in Manila and want to transfer the regsitartion of the car into my name in Cebu. How would you recomend I go about it? Your advice is very much apreiated. Cheers Erik


Messan July 21, 2009 at 5:25 pm

Hi guys,
I am an african, and i came to buy an old car from a korean dud. He told me at first that he misplaced the papers of the car, but i could just drive it like that for the mean. Until now, he hasn’t found it,and after paying the amount with 4,000 balance, he is telling me that he doesn’t have the papers and i knew it before buying it. My problem is that I don’t know the requirements and the price for registering the car on my name and the rest. I do have a copy of the annual registration papers, but it’s just a copy and it’s under a filipino name. What can I do? and am planning to replace the engine of the car. Pls help me out… thanks… here is my number, if someone could help, txt me. I just transfered to Pangasinan for my studies but the car is it Santa Rosa with my mechanic.


Jade July 21, 2009 at 5:52 pm

@Messan – Did you have a deed of sale when you bought the car? You should have asked if the papers are there first before buying. You need all the registration papers from the previous owner in order to transfer the ownership in your name.


Elmer November 23, 2010 at 6:49 pm

You can expedite the process with a little juice for those personally processing your paper work. A little juice will speeed up the process.


CARSPH October 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm

sa pinas tlga minsan para mas mabilis ang lahat at matakasan ang mga problema pera lang sagot nun…o lagay :)


peter October 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm

2mths only!!!!! ive been waiting now for 7 mths for my papers from the car yard where i bought the car from to come through. I was told 1mth, and every time i ring there is another excuse for it not being done, now ive found out that the papers say diesal on one and gas on the other, rego has ran out and now i have a car i cant drive, im in zambales and im at my witts end


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