driver's license renewal

i renewed my driver's license at LTO mirasol yesterday.

this is how it went:

10:02 a.m.
at Public Assistance and Complaints Desk / Customer Service Representative License Unit
to get LTO Form No. 21, Application for Driver's License

i was 11th in line.
i didn't have to stay though as a guy handed me a form while i was still on queue.

10:05 a.m.
medical at
Aruga Medical Testing Center within LTO compound

a girl asked for my license card.

a guy then gave me a color blindness test

followed by an eye test
(one line of letters only, the 20/20 line),
left and right eye, other eye covered

weight check.

i paid P250 to the girl
and was issued a Medical Certificate
with an Official Receipt (Arugain ANM Medical Testing Center).
the girl also returned my license card.

i was the only customer at the place.

then i filled out LTO Form No. 21.

10:15 a.m.
back to the Public Assistance and Complaints Desk / Customer Service Representative License Unit

the guy on the desk wrote
on the upper right hand of my form 21 and told me, "Window 5"

10:18 a.m.
Window 5
i submitted the form 21,
Medical Certificate with official receipt
license card being renewed

i was second in line.

10:30 a.m.
Window 4

i had a problem signing on the digital pad as i couldn't make my signature appear normally.  i'd press the stylus here and the line would appear there.  i'd form an S on the left and i'd get several diagonal lines on the lower right.

i kept on clearing the output and signing again.

i do know how to use a stylus.
i'm not sure whether it was the pad or the stylus that was defective. i was pointing it out to the girl at the window but she just kept looking at me.

when i somehow got my signature close to what it was in my old license card, she told me to stop as it was already acceptable.

10:35 a.m.
Window 10, Cashier
payable was P652.63
(P585 License Fee (NPDL),
P67.63 Comp Fee).
i gave P705.
change was supposed to be P52.37.
the cashier gave me P52.

my form 21 was stapled with a small piece of paper with queue no. 45 for renewals.
(they were giving a different set of queue numbers for backlog.)

10:42 a.m. they were processing queue no. 22 of renewal.

10:50 a.m., queue number 24.
10:55 a.m., no. 26.
11:14 a.m., no. 28.
11:26 a.m., no. 30.
11:32 a.m., no. 31.
11:38 a.m., no. 32.
12:17 p.m., no. 36.
12:35 p.m., no. 39.
12:41 p.m., no. 43.
12:45 p.m., no. 45!  : D

(holders of some queue numbers did not show up)

to Window 3
for data entry
biometric capture of all ten digits.  fingers on the left and right hand all at the same time and then the two thumbs.
completed steps at Window 3 by 12:55 p.m.

re data entry, the guy initially left out certain data written on the form:
-  just the name of the village was encoded, village number was left out
-  just the first names of the father and the mother, middle and last names left out.

i requested him to put our village number.

he said it is not indicated in my old license card.

i said it was because there was not enough space for the complete address when i renewed last so the processor did not include everything.  this time the address field is already longer so kindly complete it.

he did.

i asked why the parents' name fields show only the first names.

the guy said they don't appear on the license card anyway.

i requested removal of the spouse name as well.

the guy deleted the entry.

i requested him to put my TIN.

he did.

seeing just my parents' first names onscreen seemed weird to me so i asked if he could complete it.

he added their middle and last names.

1:05 p.m.
Window 1
releasing of license card

i checked.
everything correct except that it says i will NOT donate any organ.
hmmm...  i ticked organ donor in the form.

it also showed my blood type as B+.  not sure about this one.  i've always just put B.

anyway, my license was renewed from 10:02 a.m.
to 1:05 p.m.

valid till 2022.

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