I am not trying to confuse you but I got confused myself.
Remember sometime in February Oyen went online and got me an appointment so I could renew my passport which was expiring in March? The closest appointment date she got was June 30. I went to SM Megamall hoping I could speed up the process. I was able to get a new date, May 30.
With the help of a close relative, I was able to renew my passport in April faster than the speed of light.
Last week, I received an email from email@example.com informing me that my June 30 appointment has been postponed to a later date, end of August.
Dear Passport Applicant,
You are receiving this message because you have an original passport appointment scheduled between June 21 to 25, 2021 at DFA-Aseana, or, at various Consular Offices in the National Capital Region (NCR), Antipolo, Dasmariñas, Malolos, and San Pablo.
In view of the return to General Community Quarantine status, with heightened restrictions, in these areas, and with the need to attend to applicants affected by the Modified/Enhanced Community Quarantine this April-May 2021, your appointment has been rescheduled.
This shows that the government passport issuance tracking system is not yet fully computerized. It doesn’t show in their computer monitoring system that this woman had already renewed her passport and is now gallivanting in the Northern Hemisphere.