In case you haven't heard, the DFA office in Alabang recently opened to service residents located around the area. You can now process your passport application and renewals without the hassle of going all the way to Pasay.
I recently tagged along with my friends since they were going to renew their passport as well. It only took us a little under 1 hour from verification to payment to processing and fingerprint/picture taking. Fast and hassle free considering that there were around 100-150 people that morning.
My friends were set for 10am and I scheduled my appointment at 10:30 so I got there early around 10am. We were asked to wait downstairs in front the mini food court and supermarket cashiers of Metro Alabang. The food stalls were still closed so I went to the nearby Starbucks (couple of steps away) to grab a coffee. At exactly 10am we were asked to form 2 lines and went up through the elevators. Again we formed 2 lines outside the DFA office, 1 for the 10am appointment and the other for the rest of the appointments. Got inside the office around 10:35am and had my printed application verified and got my queue number. After that, we waited a couple of minutes to have our documents and old passport cancelled. After that, you pay and wait for your number to be called for finger printing and picture taking. Done at 11:20am.
To apply, just head on over to the DFA Alabang Passport Website and set your desired time and date. Make sure you confirm, print your filled application and prepare the necessary documents indicated in the website(there is a copier inside so you can have your documents xeroxed if you forgot). I prepared my drivers license, birth certificate, college transcript of records, community tax certificate and barangay clearance (from AAVA office). Php 950 for regular and Php 1,200 for rush.