Worse, people from the said agency did not even bother notifying the concerned applicants prior to the scheduled release date. What are the contact details in the application form for?
I probably am the least affected because I only need my renewed passport for the purpose of booking a flight for a trip that’s scheduled one month from now. Added to the fact that my mom, whom I authorized to claim my passport, lives very near the satellite office of DFA in Pampanga.
However, I am more concerned about applicants who came all the way from Zambales, Nueva Ecija, or Tarlac just to find out that they all went there for nothing. I'm sure some even had to save money for their transportation to Pampanga.
And what about those applicants who were supposed to leave the day after their passports’ scheduled release? I guess they were all left helpless.