Palace rejects birth certificate requirement for passport renewal

MANILA — Malacañang on Monday described as “cumbersome” the ongoing practice of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to require applicants renewing their passports to bring their original birth certificates following…

DND to coordinate with DFA on passport data mess

MANILA — The Department of National Defense (DND) will coordinate with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to examine details on the alleged passport data mess involving a former contractor of…

NBI cracks syndicate selling early passport appointment dates

  MANILA — Authorities have cracked a syndicate selling appointment dates to passport applicants at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Dante Gierran identified the…

DFA-Baguio gives special passport application access to OFWs

  BAGUIO CITY — With about 60 percent of the passport applicants at the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) Baguio Consular Office being overseas Filipino workers (OFW), the agency announced…

Ilocanos welcome passport validity extension

  LAOAG CITY, Aug. 15 — Ilocanos in this northern gateway of Luzon have welcomed the passage of a law extending the validity of Philippine passports from five to 10…

Ten-year passport validity gains traction in House

MANILA — A technical working group (TWG) of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs has approved and consolidated 22 bills, all seeking to lengthen the validity of the…