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150 Pinoy mountaineers climb for a cause

The summit was over 1,200 meters high accessible thru a route with a 20-meter ascend via crevices where climbers squeeze themselves and reach out to tiny holes and corners to get up. DUBAI: Some 100 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) belonging to mountaineering groups...

PH listed as one of the most unsafe countries for environment crusaders

For the third consecutive year, the Philippines has been listed as one the most unsafe countries for environmental crusaders in the annual report titled, “Defenders of the Earth,” of a London-based non-government organization. As per the report released by Global...

Body cameras, pocketless suit for NAIA employees to curb pilferage

All employees assigned to handle baggage transportation will now be equipped with body cameras, pocketless suit, and will be prohibited to wear jewellery and to use mobile phones during their duty to avoid baggage pilferage at the tarmac of Ninoy Aquino International...

Teenager burns to death in RAK road crash

A 19-year-old man was killed after crashing into a lamp post and eventually burning to death in Ghaleila Road in Ras Al Khaimah, last Saturday, January 20. According to investigation, it was around 4:00 in the afternoon when the Emirati prevented his car from...

10-year valid PH passport to address online appointment slots dilemma

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday started issuing passports that will be valid for 10 years, following its official rollout in the Philippines on January 3.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano himself graced the DFA consular office in Aseana to introduce the improved document he referred to as the public’s “product” due to almost 10 years of complaints regarding its quality.

“This extended validity is seen to benefit the OFWs, particularly those who are assigned in areas far from an embassy or consulate where they can apply for a new one,” Cayetano said.

“The 10-year validity passport is also one way to address congestion among the various consular offices,” he added.
In August 2017, Republic Act No. 10928 or the Act Extending the Validity of Philippine passports was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Effective January 2 and 3, 2018, all approved applications of Filipinos 18-years old and above were issued with the 10-year valid document, minors 18-years old below were only issued with five-year valid passport.

According to the agency, both booklets issued with 10-year and five-year validity will have no change in terms of fees, design and number of pages.

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