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Beyond tweets: Peeling layers of DFA's passport mess

Feb 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The Twitter rhetoric of Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr draws eyeballs to a multilayered controversy facing the Department of Foreign Affairs

DFA: 'No assurances on safety' of some passport data

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:30 PM

'Only a Senate investigation will assure the public that there was no breach or loss of data,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr

Newly-appointed Foreign Affairs Secretary and concurrent Representative to the United Nations Teodoro Locsin Jr. represents President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit and EU-ASEAN Leaders' Meeting in Brussels, Belgium on October 18 Central European Summer Time. ASEM, a platform for dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe, is expected to reinforce its role as a catalyst for effective alliance of countries pursuing common goals as well as to bring out the pillars of partnership including peace and security, trade and investment, sustainable development, and people-to-people ties. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTOS

DICT probes DFA passport data mess

Jan 15, 2019 - 3:35 PM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology reminds the Department of Foreign Affairs to comply with cybersecurity provisions

Locsin now says no runaway of passport data

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:11 AM

This comes a week after Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr said a former government contractor 'took all' passport data

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr faces the Commission on Appointments on November 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Passport data intact, accessible to DFA – PH contractor

Jan 15, 2019 - 8:06 AM

APO Production Unit Inc chairman Michael Dalumpines says Philippine passport data is being kept intact at APUI's plant in Batangas, with DFA officers having 'full access' to it

OFW applicants inside POEA on August 29, 2017

Yasay refutes Locsin, says passport data not stolen | Evening wRap

Jan 14, 2019 - 9:32 PM

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Yasay refutes Locsin, says passport data not stolen

Jan 14, 2019 - 3:32 PM

It 'is completely false and malicious' to say that former contractor Oberthur 'ran away with the data,' asserts former foreign secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr

PASSPORT ISSUES. Former foreign secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr appears at a congressional hearing at the House of Representatives on March 6, 2018, about delays in passport processing. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Locsin blames 'Yellows' for passport data loss | Midday wRap

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:01 PM

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Senate probe sought into DFA passport data loss

Jan 14, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros files a resolution calling for an investigation, saying that the implications of the controversy are 'vast'

OFW applicants inside POEA on August 29, 2017

DFA passport data loss 'national security threat' – PNP

Jan 14, 2019 - 11:19 AM

'Not only is it a threat to national security but also a threat to our identities,' says Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

SECURITY THREAT. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says the police is ready to assist the DFA in its probe on the alleged data theft. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DFA to open new passport offices in Ilocos Norte, Isabela

May 01, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The new DFA passport offices in northern Luzon, both in Robinsons malls, will operate from Monday to Saturday

PASSPORT PROCESSING. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano inspects the passport processing area in Aseana, Parañaque City, in this file photo. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

DFA to open passport appointment slots for July to September

May 01, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The new passport appointment slots will be for all consular offices in the Philippines, except for the DFA's Aseana office in Parañaque City

PASSPORT APPOINTMENTS. The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is now opening passport appointment slots for July to September 2018.

DFA eyes online passport renewal – via selfies – by 2019

Mar 07, 2018 - 4:45 PM

'We're preparing the technology,' says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, as the Department of Foreign Affairs draws flak for delays in passport applications

NEW PASSPORTS. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano hands out new passports with a 10-year validity during a launch at the DFA ASEANA in Parañaque City on January 12, 2018. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#WalangPasok: Gov't offices, courts in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:05 AM

4th UPDATE Malacañang and the Supreme Court both announce work suspensions for Tuesday September 12 as Tropical Depression Maring brings heavy rain

DFA opens passport courtesy lane to first-time OFWs

Sep 04, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs also removes the 1 200 slots a day that used to be reserved for travel agencies

MORE SLOTS AVAILABLE. Thousands of passport appointment slots have opened after the Department of Foreign Affairs after it removed preferential accommodation for clients of travel agencies and relatives of DFA employees. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano inspects the passport processing area in ASEANA in this file photo. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

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May 24, 2017 - 12:25 AM

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Cayetano to scrap passport appointment system

May 23, 2017 - 3:12 PM

Our goal is that when you walk in you will be able to apply for your passport Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

PRIORITY AT DFA. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano inspects the DFA's passport processing area in ASEANA, Parañaque City, on May 19, 2017, his first full day as DFA chief. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

VLOG: Cayetano, bumisita sa passport center sa unang araw sa DFA

May 19, 2017 - 5:57 PM

What did Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano do on his first day on the job? Watch it here

FIRST DAY. Newly appointed Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano visits the DFA passport processing area in ASEANA, Parañaque City, on May 19, 2017.  Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Cayetano takes oath as Philippines' top diplomat

May 18, 2017 - 8:33 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is set to begin his first full day in office by visiting the DFA passport processing area in Parañaque City

NEW DFA CHIEF. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (4th from left) makes the trademark Duterte gesture, along with President Rodrigo Duterte (3rd) and members of his family, after he took his oath as Philippine foreign secretary. Malacañang photo

Passport applicant? Here's where you can 'walk in' – for now

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:47 PM

No need for a passport appointment at the DFA satellite office in Robinsons Novaliches until further notice DFA Assistant Secretary Frank Cimafranca says

NEW DFA OFFICE. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr (2nd from left) and Quezon City 5th District Representative Alfredo Vargas III (1st) lead the inauguration of the Department of Foreign Affairs' satellite office in Robinsons Novaliches on November 29, 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Extend passport validity, Duterte says in SONA 2016

Jul 25, 2016 - 5:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte recounts seeing passport applicants having a hard time: Nasasaktan talaga ako

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS. Filipino immigration officials examine the passports of arriving passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on May 6, 2009. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Miriam Santiago, Duterte on Xi, ‘Cursed Child’ | 6PM wRap

Jun 01, 2016 - 8:20 PM

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DFA warns applicants who miss passport appointments

May 31, 2016 - 5:18 PM

The Department of Foreign Affaris imposes a new rule after finding out that 47 of passport applicants end up as ‘no shows’ every day

DFA approves Postal ID as passport requirement

Feb 09, 2015 - 5:31 PM

Postal Identification Card Postal ID now an accepted as one of supporting documents for passport application

Jinggoy jokes to Bong: ‘Kakosa ko!’

Feb 17, 2014 - 6:17 PM

Estrada jokingly greets Senator Bong Revilla as his kakosa or cell mate Revilla says it shows Estrada is handling the controversy against them well

Passport services resume in quake-hit Cebu

Oct 17, 2013 - 1:04 PM

The DFA resumes passport and consular services in Cebu after a suspension due to the recent earthquake