When the Land Transportation Office (LTO) issued Memorandum Circular No. 2019 – 2167, it was a boon to busy motorists. This effectively mandated all Driver's License Renewal Offices (DLRO's) in malls nationwide to open to serve customers every Saturday. Those who do not have time to transact with the LTO during weekdays to apply for a student permit, new driver's license, or renew their driver's license may do so during Saturdays.

However, this July 20, Saturday, DLRO's in LTO-West NCR will be undergoing system maintenance and will be closed for business. Affected DLROs that will not be able to serve customers include: Alabang Town Center, Metropoint Mall, Ayala MRT, Guadalupe Commercial Complex, Araneta Square Mall, Lucky Chinatown Mall, SM Manila, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Las Pinas, and Robinsons Place Manila.

The LTO apologizes for the inconvenience this will cause and has advised those affected to apply or renew at other DLROs this weekend. However, the gov't agency did say that new applicants and existing license renewals will still have to set their desired date and time via the LTO's Personal Appointment and Scheduling System (P.A.S.S.).

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