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[OPINION] The visa nightmare and Filipinos' need for stronger passports

Jul 27, 2019 - 10:00 AM

What’s the use of having 4 Miss Universe crowns when Filipinos cannot even freely explore the world we live in?

DFA to accept postal IDs for passport applications by August 2019

Jul 24, 2019 - 1:11 PM

Starting August 1, postal IDs will be included in the list of valid IDs for passport applications

REQUIREMENT. Postal IDs will be accepted as valid ID requirements for passport application starting August 1, 2019. Photo from Shutterstock

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 won't investigate passport deal, says Locsin

Jan 30, 2019 - 7:40 PM

'We're waiting for other bodies to do it,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

HOUSE PROBE. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr speaks during a congressional briefing by the Department of Foreign Affairs on the passport processing on January 30, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DFA to privacy commission: We're in control of passport data

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs tells the National Privacy Commission that 'all passport data is safe'

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

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 scraps birth certificates for passport renewals

Jan 15, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr says showing an old passport 'is more than sufficient' to have this travel document renewed

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

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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

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

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

Malacañang frowns upon birth certificate requirement for passport renewal

Jan 14, 2019 - 9:03 AM

The Palace says it treats the alleged passport data loss as a 'serious and grave matter,' as it slammed the current birth certificate requirement in passport renewal as a form of red tape the administration won't tolerate

DATA BREACH. Government is scrambling to get to the bottom of a supposed passport data breach. File photo by  LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DFA: July-September passport appointment slots still available

Jun 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

'Please click refresh as online appointments become available from time to time,' says the Department of Foreign Affairs

DFA launches ePayment for passport applications

Jun 14, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says its ePayment portal will significantly reduce no-shows for passport appointments in its consular offices

EPAYMENT. A passport applicant tries out the ePayment portal of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Market! Market! on June 14, 2018. Photo courtesy of DFA

DFA to open 100,000 passport appointment slots on June 14

Jun 14, 2018 - 11:45 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Department of Foreign Affairs will open 50,000 slots at noon and 50,000 more slots at 9 pm on Thursday, June 14

Why DFA hasn't opened passport appointment slots beyond June

Apr 27, 2018 - 5:41 PM

In a public advisory, the Department of Foreign Affairs says this is because it is still testing its ePayment system, which will be launched on a still unspecified date

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

A year after CA rejection, Yasay says PH passport issue 'resolved'

Mar 08, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Former foreign secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says his life is 'much, much better' a year after the Commission on Appointments rejected him

EX-DFA CHIEF. Former foreign secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr appears at the House of Representatives hearing on passport application delays on March 6, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

DFA opens Aseana office for Saturday passport appointments

Feb 02, 2018 - 10:28 PM

The DFA says its Aseana office 'shall be open to passport applications every Saturday, starting February 10, 2018, from 8 am to 5 pm'

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

Philippines probes sale of passport endorsements

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:05 PM

'Some people are selling endorsements from government agencies. That's the sad reality,' says Foreign Undersecretary Jose Luis Montales

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

LIST: 63 countries where Filipinos can travel visa-free

Jan 13, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Filipinos can visit these 63 countries and territories without securing a visa

VISA-FREE.

10-year passport validity begins January 2018

Oct 25, 2017 - 6:18 PM

The new Philippine passports will cost P950 ($18), the price of the current passports that have a 5-year validity

PASSPORT CENTER. 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. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Duterte signs laws extending passport, driver's license validity

Aug 02, 2017 - 5:03 PM

The law extending driver s license validity also imposes stricter measures on the issuance of licenses to ensure only deserving applicants get them

PH one step closer to 10-year passport validity

May 15, 2017 - 4:55 PM

With the bill extending passport validity approved by the Senate it now goes to the bicameral conference committee

TEN-YEAR VALIDITY. The Senate and House of Representatives are set to convene a bicameral conference committee, after both chambers passed the bill extending passport validity from 5 to 10 years. File photo from Malacañang

PH to issue new 'high-security' passports at 'faster' pace

Aug 14, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the new printing system for Philippine passports increases production speed by 35

HIGH SECURITY. Added security features have been placed, such as upgraded security feature of microchip to capture the personal data of the applicant. Photo from Presidential Communications Office

DFA Robinsons soon exclusive for OFWs

Jun 01, 2016 - 11:38 AM

The DFA is also offering a courtesy lane exclusively for migrant workers as a way of giving importance to OFWs

OFW SERVICES. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesman Charles Jose says the DFA is extending new services to help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) applying for passports. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

PH passport ranks 76, lowest score in a decade

Oct 26, 2015 - 3:01 PM

Study on visa restrictions finds that Filipinos can now travel visa free to 60 destinations

Philippines to extend passport validity for free

Aug 19, 2015 - 1:35 PM

Extensions shall be processed and released within the same day the Department of Foreign Affairs says as it faces a huge passport backlog

OFWs sa Qatar puwede nang magpa-deliver ng passports

Aug 13, 2015 - 7:48 PM

Kinontrata ng embahada ng Filipinas sa Doha ang Qatar Postal Services Company QPost para sadyain sa tanggapan o tirahan ng OFWs ang mga luma nilang pasaporte at ihatid ang kapalit ng mga ito

Speedy processing, durable passports eyed in 2016

Jul 20, 2015 - 4:37 PM

Regular processing will be shortened from 15 to 10 working days while express processing will be reduced to 5 working days from the usual 7

President Benigno S. Aquino III receives his glass-framed commemorative presented by Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. and Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Rafael Seguis during the Unveiling of the Inaugural Marker of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Production Unit, Inc. High Security Printing Plant and Live Demonstration of the New ePassport System at the Lima Technology Center in Apolinario Mabini Street, Malvar, Batangas on Monday (July 20, 2015). The program showcases the APO security printing plant’s capability to conduct security printing of 3-passports, accountable forms, excise stamps and identity documents for the Philippine Government. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

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Apr 15, 2015 - 7:25 PM

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No passport processing in NCR during Pope visit

Jan 06, 2015 - 2:38 PM

There will be no passport processing releasing and other related consular services in the capital during the Pope s visit

Why I'm proud of my Philippine passport

Nov 02, 2014 - 3:08 PM

I think it’s about time someone discussed the advantages of having a Philippine passport from the point of view of a long term traveler writes Kach Medina

DFA to open office in Cubao mall

Jan 08, 2014 - 4:38 PM

The new DFA satellite office which can process passport applications will be at Level 2 of Ali Mall starting February

For passport needs, DFA opens Alabang office

Aug 27, 2013 - 2:46 PM

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

New Chinese passports 'counterproductive': Indonesia

Nov 29, 2012 - 1:45 PM

Indonesia s foreign minister said in an interview that new Chinese passports featuring a map laying claim to disputed islands were counterproductive

Applying for a passport? Call center and other projects for you

Jun 28, 2012 - 10:43 AM

The DFA will be setting up a nationwide appointment system and a dedicated call center for passport applicants