|License Renewal Form|
I forgot to renew my license before my birthday. The LTO and the License renewal centers are closed during weekends meaning a typical working man had to file for a leave just to renew his license. Fortunately, LTO DLRCs (Land Transportation Office Driver's License Renewal Centers) have been popping up like mushrooms everywhere, spreading out the number of license renewers rather than piling-up in the few LTO offices. Now licenses are renewed in less than an hour.
This was not the case 3 years ago. February 9, 2009, I went to an LTO DLRC at Araneta Square in Monumento to renew my license. I arrived just before 10AM and the lines were already long but the steps were easy to follow. After a couple of hours waiting for my turn, the DLRC started to close up shop for lunch. Another hour I guess. Luckily, the guy printing the license cards saw me as I was about to leave and asked me to stay and wait for my card. Thanks man! That was 3 years ago.
|LTO DLRC Araneta Square|
I even would've got my new license 15 minutes earlier if not for the cashier who went outside for 5 minutes, maybe to pee or eat, and for the guy printing the cards who went out for 10 minutes probably to have some snacks. Still, 49 minutes is not bad a wait for renewing my driver's license. What's bad though is the corruption inside the centers.
|Cashier and Releasing|
|Inside the Drug Testing Lab|
Medical Check-up: Php100
Drug Test: Php300
License Fee: Php350
Penalty for Late Renewal: Php75
Computer Fee: Php67.63
*Total amount does not include Php2.37 "tong" by the cashier