After more than 4 hours, alas! That's how long it took for my wife to get a Las Piñas Friendship Route Sticker.
The long-lines were still there on the third day of the 7-day schedule to get a Friendship Route 2011 sticker at the Verdant Gym, accessible through the Alabang-Zapote Road across the main road going to Philam Village. There was a shorter line for Senior Citizens. Otherwise, expect at least 1,000 people ahead of you. Expect Nazi-like people at the reception area as they sort out all requirements.
Surprisingly, Mayor Aguilar himself showed up at the gym and gave a rather mini lecture on the benefits of the sticker which included exemption from color-coding in Las Pinas City.
If you're wondering what the new sticker looks like, here you go:
The new sticker, made by 3M, has 12 cuts which apparently will make it hard for sticker-thieves to remove from your car's windshield. Only 40,000 were printed so you'd better hurry. The 2007 stickers are valid till April 15 only.
And good luck!
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