Working professionals no longer have to endure long lines at the cramped Professional Regulation Commission office in Manila as they may now renew their licenses at SM malls.
"Our offices are not getting larger. We want our professionals to have a more convenient means of renewing their licenses," PRC Commissioner Jennifer Manalili said.
With the system in place, Manalili said they are hoping to lessen the daily renewal request in PRC offices by 50 percent.
Manalili said 66 renewal centers are expected to be set up in SM business centers nationwide.
"We're still in the initial stages, so renewal centers will be set up in Metro Manila first then in the provinces. We hope all 66 will be set up until September," she said.
In Metro Manila, the first PRC renewal center will be set up at the SM Mall of Asia.
The setting up of renewal centers in malls nationwide is part of the commission's e-Services project.
Applicants for ID renewal may claim their ID's during mall hours seven days a week. *PNA