DFA explains passport appointment backlog

Everyone knows how difficult it is to get an appointment at the Department of Foreign Affairs to apply for or renew your passport. Although there is the department's head office and 27 satellite offices in and outside of Metro Manila, appointment schedules are full until March. There are even those enterprising applicants who've had to drive or fly to another province just to get the hardest government-issued document to come by. And this has been going on for quite a bit, leaving the DFA with nothing to do but explain, before things get out of hand.