Express passport processing now takes 15 working days. If you are to get the services of a courier company, expect your passport on the 16th day. But better be wary of SOME courier companies; the promised “passport delivery on the 16th day” could be broken.

I could have mentioned the name of the courier company here but since their customer service representative was helpful and polite to me last night, then I would forget about exposing it.

To the courier company: Don’t make false advertisements at the expense of your customers.

To my fellow Filipinos: If you can afford to personally claim your passport, then do it especially if the courier company does not have a branch in your area.