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Philippines License Plates

Plate History

1920's - 1940's

1950 - 1960

Number only for the capital, Manila
Number and star for provinces
Letter(s) and star for chartered city

1961 - 1980 (by Prefix)

AC Autocalesa/Jeepney
B Bantam Car
C Consular Corps
D Diplomatic Corps
E Tax Exempt
Tax Exempt - United States Forces
G Government Owned Self-Drive
H Heavy Car
Heavy Trailer (HB)
Very Heavy Trailer (HBB)
J Jeep
L Light Car
P Official Vehicle (PI)
Public Utility Car (PU)
Public Utility Bus (PUB)
Public Utility Jeep (PUJ)

Public Utility Coach (PUC)
R Government Owned Vehicle (RP)
Government Owned Truck (RPT)
S Service Van or Bus (S)
Schoolbus (SB)
Special (SPL)
T Truck (T)
Government Owned Truck (TPI)
Public Utility Truck (TPU)
Jeep Trailer (TRJ)

Heavy Truck (TH)
Tanker Truck (TK)
Trailer (TR)
TX Taxi
U Rental Vehicle
No Prefix President, Vice-President
High Government Official

Official and State Visits

Official and State Visits

Special Issues & Events

Special Issues & Events

US American Flag   United States Forces

U.S. Forces were stationed in the Philippines between 1964 and 1992.

U.S. Forces in the Philippines

Country Information

Philippines Map

Location East Asia
Capital Manila
Main Religion Christianity. There is an active islamist minority in the Southern part of country.
Main Languages Pilipino, Tagalog, Cebuano. English is the lingua franca.
History Independence from the United States of America in 1946
International Oval RP


(1) Picture by Carson Webb
(2) Jim Fox / Picture by Greg Gibson
(3) Picture by Juke Luoma

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