MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippines has earned yet another Guinness World Record!
President Benigno Aquino III renewed his Philippine driver’s license last Thursday, and the entire process just took 26 minutes! It happened at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Tayuman, Manila.
In a statement issued by the presidential palace, it was revealed that Aquino “waited in line along with other license applicants.”
“This is solid proof that my anti-corruption program (Daang Matuwid) is working,” Aquino said, “and I am sure millions of Filipinos are very happy at the efficiency of all government agencies under my administration. They should thank me for it.”
Unlike the ordinary applicants at the LTO that day, however, Aquino was accompanied by LTO bosses, Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilion Abaya and newly-promoted Undersecretary Rey Marfil. Not to mention the swarm of news camera crew recording the entire 26 minutes.
Pleased by the new record set by the Philippines, Aquino immediately ordered that all employees working that day at the LTO Tayuman branch be given a 30 percent salary increase and a one-time “efficiency bonus” of P1,000 each.
It pays to be part of “Daang Matuwid!”