As I've mentioned earlier in my drivers license renewal post, I have a license for ten years now but I don't know yet how to drive, now I'm slowly learning to drive the dangerous streets of the Philippines particularly Metro Manila.
Since this is about Drivers License Restrictions, someone asked me how to add additional restriction codes to their drivers license. I replied it's just the normal drivers license renewal process, same drug test, same fees except the additional restriction request for a minimal cost (P30 or less, AFAIK).
In Metro Manila, you can only have the additional restrictions at LTO offices and not the regular centers i.e. LTO main office on East Avenue and the center in Pasay City.
Requests like that can't be accommodated in other renewal centers.
for those new drivers, the restrictions:
1. Motorcycles/motorized tricycles
2. vehicle up to 4500 kgs GVW
3. vehicle above 4500 kgs GVW
4. automatic clutch up to 4500 kgs GVW
5. automatic clutch above 4500 kgs GVW
6. articulated vehicle 1600 kgs GVW and below
7. articulated vehicle 1601 up to 4500 kgs GVW
8. articulated vehicle 4501 kgs and above GVW
Note that those owning bikes with restriction of 2 only are the targets of mulcting policemen so better be sure you have the required restriction when driving one. (note also the restriction on using motorcycles at the NLEX and SLEX)
It's a good thing i got a license with restrictions 1 and 2 already so that means
I can drive a motorcycle and any vehicle (manual or automatic) up to 4500 kgs.
For now, practice my driving skills, particularly defensive driving that I need lots of :P
How to renew LTO Drivers License
How Apply for Replacement LTO Drivers License