NBI Sattelite Office In Quezon City

Philippines
July 16, 2010 8:39pm CST
I am about to start a new job on Monday and one of the requirements was to get an updated NBI clearance. No problem for me since I only had to renew it and from experience I know that it will not take so much time and I believe that our government agencies have at least progressed over the years. So I planned my day and told myself that I would still have time for my medical check-up in the afternoon. Of all NBI offices, I chose the one in Quezon City Hall because I figured that not too many people would be going there to get their clearances. The NBI Sattelite office is located at the back of the city hall. It's just a small area, and unlike other sattelite offices, you would need a magnifying glass to read the process or steps in getting or renewing your clearance. Plus, the guards are so rude, they would tell you to read the step by step process, and I have tried looking for it everywhere, I could not find it. The first step was to pay for the clearance. Then image capture (ID), then Data Entry, and last is the releasing of your clearance. The whole process took me six hours because the lines were not moving. I spent more than three hours alone just for the line for the Data Entry. One of the reasons for this as I found out was because the people at the NBI office wants you to go to the fixers who roam around freely. Imagine how bad the corruption is with these fixers that even the guard will assist those who paid the fixers so that they won't have to stand in line. So if ever you need to get your NBI clearance, stay away from the sattelite office in Quezon City Hall. Unless you have money to pay for the fixers.
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6 responses
@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
17 Jul 10
Don't get me started on this one. Corruption is indeed rampant in these offices. It makes you stop and wonder, what the heck happened to the money my taxes paid for. Well, lets just hope that this new administration would live up to its promise to erradicate corruption.
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• Philippines
17 Jul 10
i believe for now, it's still part of the corruption thingy in the country. i don't like it but my mom had contact there once when i was having my NBI renewed. i know it's not good thing to hear but if i do like others did then it would have taken longer than it should. it's hard but true.i believe it's a problem that Noys presidency should solve also.
@hmike_d (1529)
• Philippines
17 Jul 10
You got it right anne25penn! Shameful to say, "that's only in the Philippines!". I've been into that way and i realize that its all about money. If love can move mountains, then why can't money? Kinda ironic but that's a reality. Well, to such a case, it is really filfilling in everyone's part when you put yourself next in line. Why? because you would realize you're not half a man. Imagine the unbecomings and uncomfortability doing that way, you really can't wait but almost back off. The best thing to wish is, i wish and hope that the government reads this, to spread additional satellite NBI offices to tap all clients. Government is people and it should be pro people. It should be closer to people and knows what's with people and what people needs. Believe that in this way, hassles will be eliminated. Nobody wants to go nuts! We are paying taxes according to income level and schedules and so we deserve for appropriate levels of service. A kind of service that would enable you to inspire yourself. In anyways, i thank you for brigning this up!
@jonnifc (1021)
• Philippines
17 Jul 10
You are so right on this one! I once went there and I gave up after the second hour of waiting. I have tried at the satellite office in Riverbanks Marikina. It's smaller and you will still have to fall in line. However, the line moves a little faster and there are still less people than in the QC office. So sad to actually see corruption in our government offices. You try to do the right thing and stay away from corruption, but you get left behind. When will we ever change?
• Philippines
17 Jul 10
Hello anne25, Congratulations that you got a new job, that's good news.well, my cousin came to visit us a few days ago, so i was pretty occupied. with regards to NBI, we can't help figure that there is some sort of a corrupt thingy that is happening there. but i guess i was lucky at that time because my mom have a contact there that fasten my application, yeah, thanks to my mom alright
• Philippines
17 Jul 10
It is good that there is already an NBI sattelite office in Quezon. It will surely shorten the waiting period of those who wish to get an NBI clearance. That's a great thing.
@skysuccess (8884)
• Singapore
17 Jul 10
anne25penn, It is always frustrating and appalling to see people with authority taking things into their own hands and literally using their position to fill their own coffers than to serve the people. Having been to your country several times, I have to say that corruption is rampant and it is not restricted to that particular office in that city but everywhere. Personally, I had one experience where the officer at the immigrations telling me that there is a problem with my passport and forms at arrival in Manila and had it returned to me literally. Not wanting to get behind a horrendous queue or have a coffee break in his (who knows how many) "thug's" back office, I told him that my "credentials" are at the back of the passport and you can imagine the immediate transformation of my travel documents. To be fair, it just does not only happen in the Philippines but everywhere. It will be considered as just your "luck" when you meet these characters. On the hindsight, I hope that all's well with your mother and you and I like to wish you all the success with your new job, here. Take care and have a great day.