I had devoted this day for my NBI clearance renewal. I went to Carriedo via the 2 LRT stations. Cubao-Recto, then Doroteo-Carriedo. Since I had no 'change' to pay the Php20 'entrance fee' at NBI-Carriedo, I ate my lunch at the Jollibee outlet nearby to break down my Php500 bill.
I was inside the NBI building at about 12nn. I narrated my plight to the renewal section guy and he referred me to the regional office at the 6th floor. I still have to pay Php115 again (I had paid Php115 when I applied in Baguio). Since it was lunch break, I had to wait until 1pm at the waiting area. Good thing there were comfortable couches available in the 6th floor, it was air conditioned and even has tv.
I got expedite processing through the regional office. Good thing I did not have to suffer more even after paying twice the normal payment. I did wait for about an hour and a half though. Good thing I did not have to repeat what was done last year.
At about 3pm, I finally received my new NBI clearance. I had my address changed and converted my local clearance for the travel option. And since I was already at the Quiapo area, I went to buy some DVDs.
I know I have ranted much about government agencies before, but I'd say NBI-Carriedo has a generally easy system for applying their clearances. Actually the main root of my rants is DOST, for putting me in the scholars black list even though I did not take any money from them.
I think my next stop would be the Bureau of Immigration office. I've read from Joenille's blog that he got intercepted at the airport and got a delayed flight. I don't want it to happen to me someday. Good thing I'm not a rank-and-file employee, or else I wouldn't have time fixing my stuffs.
Labels: life in general
posted by ScIoN 7:33 PM