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Taiwan extends visa-free privilege for PH till July 2020

Jul 02, 2019 - 10:47 PM

(UPDATED) Filipinos can visit Taiwan visa-free for 14 days until July 31, 2020

VISA-FREE. Taiwan extends the visa-free privilege for Filipinos until July 31, 2019. File photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP

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


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Taiwan visa-free entry for Filipinos begins November 1

Oct 16, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The trial period for the visa-free entry is from November 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018

VISIT TAIWAN. Taiwan's national flag flutters beside Taipei 101 at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei on October 7, 2012. Photo by Mandy Cheng/AFP

Qatar offers visa-free entry to 80 nationalities

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The visa exemption scheme will make Qatar the most open country in the region tourism department official Hassan al Ibrahim tells a news conference in Doha

VISA-FREE PROGRAM. This file photo taken on October 4, 2012 shows skyscrapers in the Qatari capital Doha. File photo by Patrick Baz/AFP

Ukrainians cheer on first day of visa-free EU travel

Jun 11, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The visa free regime for Ukraine has started Glory to Europe Glory to Ukraine tweets Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

A handout picture released by the Ukrainian presidential press service shows Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (back C-R) posing for a picture with people during a ceremony on the Slovak-Ukrainian border not far from Ukrainian city of Uzhgorod to mark the first day of visa-free travel to Europe on June 11, 2017. Ukrainians celebrated the first day of visa-free access to the European Union, with hundreds crossing the border as Poroshenko proclaimed a dramatic "breakaway" from Moscow. / AFP PHOTO / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / Mykhailo PALINCHAK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / MYKHAILO PALINCHAK" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Taiwan ready to lose P400M a year over Filipinos' visa-free entry

May 20, 2017 - 7:50 PM

I believe Taiwan should be discovered because Taiwan has been overlooked for so long Taiwan s representative in the Philippines says

TRADEMARK TAIWAN. A tourist walks past the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei on May 18, 2017. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Taiwan reschedules visa-free entry for Filipinos

May 16, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Taiwan s visa free privilege for Filipinos will begin in September instead of June this year

VISITING TAIWAN. Tourists walk past an official tourism advertisement on arrival at Taoyuan airport, northern Taiwan, on April 27, 2011. File photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Australia: Visa-free travel for Filipinos 'a hoax'

Nov 08, 2016 - 8:54 AM

This is a scam and potential travelers to Australia must have a valid Australian visa the Australian embassy in the Philippines says

FAKE NEWS. The Australian embassy warns against this fake news article from that says Filipinos can travel visa-free to Australia starting January 2017. Screen grab of fake article from

Turkey visa deal unravels as Erdogan defies EU on key condition

May 12, 2016 - 10:10 PM

3rd UPDATE Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses the European Union of hypocrisy

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during an event entitled "Domestic and national will in Turkish political History" at ATO Congress Center in Ankara, on May 12, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN

Filipinos rank 69th among nationalities with visa-free travel privileges

Apr 25, 2014 - 10:51 PM

According to a DFA official how Filipinos behave abroad matter quite a bit too

Still no Palace apology despite HK visa sanction

Feb 03, 2014 - 7:04 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says he will continue to speak to the Hong Kong government to convince them to take back the sanction on visa free privileges

STILL WAITING. In this 2011 file photo, relatives of the 8 dead Hong Kong nationals attend a ceremony at the Quirino grandstand, the site of the hostage-taking tragedy. File photo by EPA/Dennis M Sabangan

Hong Kong curbs PH's visa-free privilege

Jan 29, 2014 - 7:16 PM

Hong Kong limits the visa free privilege after it got a negative message from the Philippines over the 2010 hostage crisis

STILL WAITING. In this 2011 file photo, relatives of the 8 dead Hong Kong nationals attend a ceremony at the Quirino grandstand, the site of the hostage-taking tragedy. File photo by EPA/Dennis M Sabangan

Longer visa-free stay in PH for citizens of 151 countries

Jul 29, 2013 - 4:06 PM

To boost tourism the Philippines extends the visa free stay of foreigners from 151 countries including the US and the UAE

FARE SALES. More competition among airlines flying international routes encouraged more travelers. Photo by AFP