Aquino lines up to renew driver's license

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

MANILA -- Two days before he turns 54, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday renewed his driver's license at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Tayuman, Manila without getting any special treatment.

According to Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Renato Marfil, one of the officials who accompanied the President at LTO, the Chief Executive waited for his turn for about 37 minutes before getting his driver's license renewed.

President Aquino
MANILA. President Benigno Aquino III renews his driver's license, two days before he turns 54, at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Tayuman, Manila on Thursday. (Malacañang Photo Bureau)

"Bilang isang law-abiding citizen, nagpunta siya sa tanggapan ng Land Transportation Office, pumila siya, hindi siya humingi ng espesyal na pagtrato, dumaan siya sa proseso, nakumpleto naman iyong proseso ng kanyang pagre-renew ng kanyang lisensiya," said PCOO Secretary Herminio Coloma in a press briefing.

Malacanang said that many applicants were surprised to see the President standing and waiting for his turn, while others greeted him.

Some even had photos taken with him.

Aside from Marfil, Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya also accompanied the President. (SDR/Sunnex)

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