Licensed to drive!

@eileenleyva (27567)
Philippines
April 3, 2013 5:57am CST
Spent two hot mornings @ LTO, Agora, San Juan. The land transportation office was filled with applicants, the long line that started way before the sun was up, shows a system still rotten. What could have been done in less than an hour was prolonged, because those who are in charge allow the pathetic system to persist, am sure, they do not want to clean up because they earn that way. In the meantime, the people's time are wasted, and they endure the unhygienic toilets for drug testing, the smelly canal that leads to the office, vendors and smokers all contributing to polluting the small space where my daughter queued up for her driver's license. And the Estradas/Ejercitos talk as if they had done so much for San Juan, so they would be running for posts again this coming election. Go to Agora and feel the ambience of Estrada country, you might want to ponder about your ballot come 13th of May. Anyway, my daughter is now licensed to drive. She had been pestering me for the longest time if she could drive, and I had been adamant, NO!, can't allow her driving without a license. On the way back home, she slept in the car, maybe due to the fatigue from the hassle of applying for a license. When she woke up, I asked, You want to drive? She said No. Okay, I said, just asking, because You don't wanna be accused of being licensed without driving. The old joke worked, she brought us safely home. :)
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@jazel_juan (15747)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
Oh wow it is that bad here too! ALmost everyday people would endure being in the line and yes it does not speed up because a rotten system was already set up and fixers are still everywhere even tho they have been announcing there is none. People should really think now as to whom we will vote for.
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@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
Always give her reminders in observing road safety, out country has no road courtesy, but I must admit that after seeing the traffic conditions in Cairo, Philippines is better. I got my driving license in the Philippines when I was 27 and never had a hard time somehow, but my driving license here in Muscat was really a saga, but after the 5th attempt in road test, I finally got it. Muscat is one of the countries where getting a driving license is one of the hardest part in life!!! I spent around RO 700/- which is more or less Php 75,000.00 but never had the hard time in processing the license after passing the test as the system in place. Another good thing is that cars are very affordable and gasoline is dirty cheap here, cheaper than water.
@ajithlal (14716)
• India
3 Apr 13
I have license to two wheeler and four wheeler. But now I am use only my husband's two wheeler .
@rsa101 (37905)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
Well I guess you could have gone to the malls when applying for one. I think it is much more comfortable there since it is air conditioned. I am renewing my license in either Galleria or Megamall. There are delays like what you've described but at least there are seats and is way much cooler for me. Survey says that JV is coming in the top 6. Oh well two Estrada's in the senate if that will happen. True political Dynasty families. As for the local election I do not think there is no choice for San Juan as the incumbent Mayor has no real competitor in the coming election am sure it would again Guia Gomez who will win there.
@kingparker (9673)
• United States
4 Apr 13
I don't know the politics in Philippine, and how they pass the law for the issuing of driver's license. Here in America, there is so many illegal immigrant who drive without a license, and jeopardize the community. So Mexicans drive without a legal license, and they simply hit and run, not to mention they have no insurance too. So, if you got hit by one of those idiots, you are in bad luck. I was hit by one of them, and I didn't get paid. I just simply don't understand how Obama would allow them to stay, and not force them out. I just won't vote for him.
• Philippines
3 Apr 13
Young are always eager to drive no matter what but with proper guidance they can be a good driver. Good that you assist her on the driving lessons it will be a life achievement. My two daughters are also professional driver's licensed and it help them a lot
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