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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 98 January 15, 1973


To promote traffic safety at night for the welfare of the public and in order to further aid the campaign against night crimes and lawlessness, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as Commander-in-Chief of all the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and pursuant to Proclamation No. 1081 dated September 21, 1972 and General Order No. 1 dated September 22, 1972, as amended, do hereby order and decree:

Section 1. The Bureau of Land Transportation shall cause reflective number plates to be prepared and issued to owners of motor vehicles and trailers registered under R.A. 4136, charging for each pair, including the numerals indicating the year of registry, a fee of not more than 15% higher than the acquisition cost.

Section 2. All motor vehicles exempted from payment of registration fees, motor vehicles for hire and privately-owned motor vehicles shall bear plates so designed and reflectorized with different colors as to distinguished one class from another.

Section 3. No two license plate numbers bearing the same numerals shall be issued to any motor vehicles regardless of the place of issue or the type, kind or ownership of the motor vehicle.

Section 4. Republic Act No. 4136 is hereby amended accordingly and Republic Act No. 5715 is hereby repealed.

Section 5. This Decree shall take effect immediately.

Done in the City of Manila, this 15th day of January, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-three.

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