Secretary Leila M. De Lima has issued a Department Circular reminding DOJ officials and other concerned employees of the proper use of commemorative plates. This is in line with the DOJ's continuing efforts to promote good governance, and the notion that public service is a public trust and not a source of private gains.
"Commemorative plates are being used widely nowadays", Secretary De Lima said, "and it is in the interest of the public that they will not be used by vehicle owners to commit abuses or violations of the law".
Through the Circular, Secretary De Lima reminded DOJ officials and employees that commemorative plates may only be used during the period allowed for its use, and should not be displayed, without the original license plates issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO). These original license plates, as a general rule, should be placed side by side or on top of commemorative plates.
The Circular likewise directed DOJ officials and employees not to abuse the privilege of using commemorative plates and to always obey traffic rules and regulations.