Monday, November 25, 2013

Renewing Driver's License at SM North Edsa (Updated)

My friend renewed her driver's license at SM North Edsa and this time without the drug test.  I renewed mine last March and posted the steps last April (click here) but this was before the drug test was taken out of the process.  It took her less than an hour to renew her license probably because she went there early.

Here's the updated steps in renewing driver's license at SM North Edsa LTO Satellite Office:

1.  Present old license at Window 2 and get a form from the Medical table.
2.  Submit the form Pay the Medical fee (PhP 100). A staff will give you a number and the receipt for the Medical Fee
3.  While waiting for your number to be called, fill out the form Medical Certificate for Driver's License
4.  Your number will be called for your medical test: vision and hearing acuity 
5.  While waiting for your name to be called, fill out Driver's License Application form
6.  You will be called for your electronic signature and for picture taking/capturing (Window 1).
7.  You will be called again for payment of driver's license fee (Cashier)
8.   At this point you will wait again for the release of your Driver's License and Official Receipt.

Some things to take note of (some are taken from my previous article entitled "8 Steps in Renewing your Driver's License at SM North Edsa")
* Medical exam part - The personnel will check on your weight; have you look at a monitor, with some distance, and read some letter or numbers interchangeably covering your left eye or right eye and ask you a few questions.
*  Bring your own pen.
*  Wear something with collar and make yourself presentable.
*  Priority is given to Senior Citizens, PWDs
*  If SM North Edsa Satellite Office is offline, go to another LTO Renewal Center especially if your license is near expiry to prevent penalties or re-applying and re-doing all the tests...

Please see latest update in Comments Section by Mr. Rey Nocum.  Thank Sir.
Will re-post/update this next year when I renew again my license.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What we can do to help the victims of Typhoon Yolanda

1.  Donate money - Don't say that you don't have any because you do.  You can skip a tricycle ride and walk. Skip a lotto game.  Skip that merienda or just have a biscuit for your merienda.  Skip that internet load on your cell.  Any amount will do.

There are legit private, public or non-governmental organizations that accept donations for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.  Even malls have kiosks to facilitate any donations in cash or in kind.

2.  Share your time - Volunteer to help in the re-packing of goods.  There are many people donating food, medicines and other essential stuffs that people are needed to segregate such items so that it can be distributed fast.

3.  Sell your unused stuffs, an old book, an old bag, old clothes or anything that you haven't used for a year and will not be using in the next few months.  It's almost the end of the year, now is the best time to declutter and organize your stuffs.  Get a percentage of that or get everything from that for the benefit of the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

4.  If you have tons of friend on Facebook or a lot of followers on Twitter and Instagram, you can ask your friends and social friends to pool some resources to donate.  Or if your friends have already asked your help, join and help.

5.  You own a company or you're one of the decision makers of your company and you have the resources to help out, use these resources may it be in kind or in service (i.e. logistics).  Share a truck/van/bus/car/helicopter service for a day.  If you manufacture food/products, donate an hour's worth of production.  If you own a branch, why not use your one day's profit to donate like some restaurants I know are doing.  With ingenuity and creativity we can do something to help.

6.  If you have relatives or you know people abroad, seek their support.

7.  If you have the talent and you know people like you that have the talent for singing, dancing, or doing comedies, etc. why not organize a fund raising event.  Or maybe you're in the medical field and you can help out and share your talent and time, why not do so.

8.  PRAY.  If you don't have any or you're not one of the above then please say a prayer.  Prayers are powerful and in times like these, we need all the prayers that we can get.