Drivers License Renewal at LTO – DLRC

Its been more than a week before I’ve noticed that my driver’s license is already expired. Actually, the same thing happened to me the last time I’ve renewed it. Signs of Alzheimer’s lol!

This would be my first time to renew at an LTO-DLRC (Drivers License Renewal Center). I’ve chosed the one that’s near my place, at Robinsons Metro East, Marcos Hiway Pasig City. Located besides the big grocery section, the DLRC office has around 10 employees and 30 seating capacities for waiting applicants. Although there’s no area rugs for elegant ambiance, it has air-conditioning that makes it much more comfy compare to their traditional offices with fans only.

Got there at around 10:05am ,basically the process are:

1. Go to window 1 and present your expired license
2. A form will be given to you. Fill-out the form
3. Pay the medical and drug test fees (P100 Medical + P300 Drug Test)
4. Take the medical and drug test
5. Submit back the form, medical/drug test certificate back to window 1
6. Next is at window 6 for capturing your photo and signature
7. Then pay the License Fee at window 5
a. License Fee – P350
b. Penalty – P75 (pag lumampas kayo sa expiration date)
c. Comp Fee – P57.63
Total P482.63
+P400.00 (Med/DT)
Grand Total P882.63 (at least bring P1000 bucks for sure)

Got hold of my spanking Drivers License at around 11:30am, one hour and a half, not bad at all, just in time to have lunch and some window shopping inside the mall.

Just a tip. DLRC Robinsons Metro East opens at 9am, you just have to enter at the side entrance of the mall. And don’t forget to bring a ballpen. (Me ballpen dun pero its P10 bucks, pang yosi din hehe).

UPDATES!!! as of 23 March 2012

Ambilis ng panahon at 3 years ago pa pala itong post ko na ito, meaning to say, gastusan na naman po kase I need to renew again my drivers license! Good thing na existing pa rin naman yung DLRC Robinsons Metro East LTO Satellite office. So ayun, before 9am nakaupo na ako sa labas at nag-aantay magpapasok yung guard.

By 9:10am nag-start na yung timer ko. Hawak ko na yung renewal form, at same pa rin naman lahat ang procedure. Bale yung Computer Fee lang ang tumaas. From P57.63 three years ago, now it’s P67.53, a difference of P10 only. Tapos na-release yung license ko ng exactly 10am. Uy less than an hour na, level-up! Ang masaklap lang  ay hindi ko binasa yung post ko na magdala ng ballpen, kaya ayun bumili rin ako ng ballpen duon worth P10 hehe!

 

LTO displays new guidelines on motorcycle and scooter

LTO Compound
LTO Compound

 

AO-AHS-2008-015
AO-AHS-2008-015

While bikers were initiating their silent protest,  LTO personnel on the other hand has started displaying their loud tarpaulin (re: AO-AHS-2008-015) in their vicinity. As if they’re saying “GET READY BIKERS, WERE COMING TO GET YOU!” 

With all those undemocratic rules covering the sensational LTO guidelines, combo with the costly penalty to each violations, Im sure its enough to boil the blood temperature of any good ol’ biker in town.

I even witnessed how a casual biker was turned down with his registration papers by an LTO Inspector simply because his ride has no side mirror.

As told by the rider:

Rider: Sir bakit po dati pede naman i-rehistro ito kahit walang side mirror?

LTO Inspector: Malas nyo sir, inabot kayo ng bagong guidelines. Hindi na po uubra ngayon yung ganyan. 

So I guessed even if we were lucky not to be apprehended on the streets. In the end, we still need to register our bikes on their camp and comply with their ridiculous rules? God Save the Bikers.

One funny thing I’ve observed during my boring time at their office. The motorcycle that was assigned for practical exam are full of modifications haha! 😆

Black and Red Ribbon Campaign

Red and Black Ribbon Campaign
Red and Black Ribbon Campaign

When it rains it pours! If it were some blessings then good, but unfortunately it was a dilemma! This are what pinoy bikers are experiencing right now. It’s a concoction of misery, unwiseness and silliness. I’m talking about the “pathetic” law by the LTO, the AO AHS 2008-015. Which according to the bikers has so many gray areas on the modification part, and discrimination against bikers are very much obvious. It’s like the author/s of this law really hates motorcycles and bikers! Actually even shop owners and manufacturers of after market parts are affected by this law.

Last week some bikers prepared some presentation to elaborate their side to the LTO thru a workshop but I’ve heard it just fell into deaf ears. And yet LTO is cooking another Anti-Biker law. They’re suggesting to place another license plate number in front of every motorcycle! wtf!

LTO Side – With rising number of crimes involving the use of motorcycles, the Land Transportation Office on Monday said it is planning to issue two license plates to motorcycle owners – instead of only one – for easy identification and protection of motorcycle owners.

LTO chief Alberto Suansing said issuing two license plates similar to that being issued to other vehicles can help law enforcers trace owners of motorcycles used in criminal activities as well as those involved in vehicular accidents.

Bikers’ sentiments

Kung ako isang KRIMINAL,
bakit ko gagamitin ang TUNAY NA PLATE NUMBER
sa aking motor???

may plate number sa man sa harap at likod ang motor
Sino ba namang TANGA na kriminal na gumamit ng totoong plate number sa motor nya?

kahit lagyan nila ng plate number pati ung tagiliran ng motor kung wala pulis sa kalsada o magpapatupad ng maayos sa batas, balewala din….

sabi sa balita, nahihirapan daw humabol ang otoridad sa mga masasamang loob o ma-determine na masamang loob kaya dapat may plate number sa harap…. ano daw???? by putting plate number in front of motorcycle madadali kaya silang humabol? another thing is, di ba mas madaling makita ng humahabol ang plaka na nasa likod?

malabo tong bagong rule na to, ang kriminal, usually ang ginagamit na motor eh yung hindi sa kanila at nakaw…sana maisip ng PNP at LTO ito

TIGILAN NA NILANG GAMITING ALIBI NA ANG MOTOR LAGING GINAGAMIT SA CRIME………

nangyayari ang krimen dahil sa kahirapan ng buhay ng tao sa Pilipinas at hindi dahil may motorsiklo ang tao

ito ang pinakasensible na statement dito. it’s never about security, it’s never about our safety. it’s all about the money that they hope to generate kaya nila iniisip ang mga ito.(the AO and now this) – for 2010 elections perhaps?

In light of the situation, bikers nationwide are starting to do a silent protest dubbed as “Black and Red Ribbon Campaign“. A biker needs to tie this ribbon on his/her bike to show rejection to this AO crap and to share awareness and unity to other bikers as well.

Copy of the ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. AHS-2008-015 HERE!