U.P. Diliman car sticker renewal at 8:05am-8:45am, or more than 30 minutes of lining up (you know, the U.S. Embassy visa renewal which services 10,000 people a day was faster — and that’s a nationwide queue serving residents from 7,100 islands of the Philipppine archipelago) … Do you see the scale here?
It was the second step of this procedure (see photo, the staffmember behind the counter that says “Application process”) that created the bottleneck for 30 minutes … The car renewal forms of faculty members were mixed with students-first-time-applicants forms which constituted 99% of those lining up. The 40 minutes spent here could have been spent checking papers, editing outlines and handouts, doing research, etc. So … why was the staffmember in charge of the second step inordinately slowing down the process… and moving in slow motion? Wala lang, it makes her feel powerful.