June 16, 2018, Saturday, we went to SM Megamall to apply for a Philippine Passport for my second baby. All along, since we know we are with a priority, we knew that we will apply for the passport in no time. But then, a priority was asked to wait for three 3 hours.
This time, we were dismayed because it wasn’t exactly the same before in 2016.
My common-law husband, Jinhee (five months baby), and I got there at 11:30 AM and we were given a stab to come back at 3:00 PM. At first, I was confused because all along we thought that we will be prioritized because we have a minor with us. The lady guard at the entrance said that there is a lot of priority who came in by 9:30 AM and that is why we can’t come in yet. They are still finishing those who came in by 9:30 AM.
She gave a stab (picture below).
I thought for a second that I wanted to burst out in anger but thinking that it won’t be useful. I then ask what should we do for us not to wait, she said that it would be best if we came in at 9:30 AM. On the second thought, I was thinking if I should have made an appointment instead.
I wanted to go home right after we heard that from the lady guard but then, our firstborn was in the activity center.
We decided to finish the hour pass in the activity center as shown above then had lunch at Botejyu.
After we ate in Botejyu, we decided to look after my husband’s clothes in Uniqlo. After looking around, we then knew it was already 2:30 PM.
We then decided to apply for the passport and thankful that the lady guard let us in.
When we got there, there was a long line with priorities and they were also asked to come back after an hour.
Our application went so fast. See here our process we went through in applying for the passport.