not one to miss an opportunity to make money feo never actually stopped accepting ptcfor applications, even during the election period. since i knew an exemption would be next to impossible to secure i waited for the end of election period to renew mine. what i learned: if your ptcfor expired in 2014 or earlier, wait for admin change, only 2015 expired cards are "authenticated" for now and without an authenticated photocopy application wont be accepted. when photocopying ltopf and reg make sure it is colored and as clear as possible, do what you can so no traces of staple wire is included in the photocopy. also attach a staple wire to the upper left corner, with traces of blue and white sbr like paper if possible so it looks "original". stapling and removing the staple might also work. this is done so it is believable that you are submitting the original, if there is anything that indicates that youre submitting a photocopy (like tell tale staple wires images on the copy) they will then ask you to have it authenticated which means a jog to feo main office, queueing up for payment order followed by another jog to land bank......you get the picture. give the droids no excuse to make you do this. remember the "originals" they give are just print outs anyway, no dry seals or any other way to differentiate from a clear photocopy as long as there are no tell tale signs like i said. if you dont already know authentication is just another way of nickel and diming the public and is corruption. no actual record lookup takes place, will elevate this to prez rody next chance i get. bring these: nbi clearance original (dont forget to sign it on the signature blank) ltopf "original" fa reg "original" photocopy of ptcfor that expired 2015 or 2016 long white folder the ptcfor office is nearest gate 2. step 1 authenticate ptcfor photocopy php24.00 inside a small records room in their office. step 2 give this to encoder who will type out your details on application, make sure phone number is correct. step 3 notarize application php150 step 4 photocopy notarized application, 2 copies. step 5 submit to window 1, keep your application receiving copy and slip of paper of secretariat where you can follow up if having your own personal assistant to handle payment and pickup execute an undertaking and spa, authorization letters no longer acceptable. actual ptcfor fee now php6,000plus, up from php4,000plus last time. geez youd think you were applying for access to the fountain of youth or something huh.