For passport needs, DFA opens Alabang office

Paterno Esmaquel II
The DFA opens a new consular office 'to cater to applicants in the southern part of Metro Manila and adjacent provinces'

IN A MALL. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario (4th from left) leads the opening of the Alabang consular office. Photo courtesy of DFA

MANILA, Philippines – If you live in southern Metro Manila and would like to apply for or renew your passport, here’s piece of good news.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday, August 27, said it is ready to process these needs in its newest consular office at the Metro Gaisano Department Store in Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City.

In a statement, the agency said DFA-NCR South will cater to new passport applications, passport renewal, replacement of lost passports, and provision of authentication services.

The consular office – its 4th in Metro Manila – is located at the 4th level of Metro Gaisano Department Store, and is open from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday.

During the inauguration, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said the DFA wants to make consular services “more accessible and convenient to Filipinos.”  

In a separate statement, the DFA said the new office “aims to cater to applicants in the southern part of Metro Manila and adjacent provinces.”

The DFA advised passport applicants to log on to www.passport.com.ph or call the passport hotline at 737-1000. Scheduling appointments is free of charge, the DFA said. – Rappler.com

Paterno Esmaquel II

Paterno R. Esmaquel II, news editor of Rappler, specializes in covering religion and foreign affairs. He obtained his MA Journalism degree from Ateneo and later finished MSc Asian Studies (Religions in Plural Societies) at RSIS, Singapore. For story ideas or feedback, email him at pat.esmaquel@rappler.com.