Tuesday, August 16, 2016


WATCH: Philippine e-passport gets more secure, untamperable

The new Philippine e-passport with each page having UV coated security features will be rolled out in the next 10 days.

According to Philippine Consul General to Dubai Paul Raymond Cortes, the new Philippine e-passport with finely printed ethnic designs and tourist attractions such as Banaue Rice Terraces, Calle Crisolog in Vigan, Mount Pinatubo and the Philippine eagle among others, is going to be "one of the most visually-striking and highly secured passports in the world."
Photo: Screengrabbed from Khaleej Times
"There is now greater protection and security for our passport, which used to be notoriously tampered with," said Paul Raymund Cortes, the Philippines' consul-general to Dubai and the northern emirates. "We've added features to make the (Philippines) passport 'untamperable' and not at risk of being duplicated or faked, khaleejtimes reported.

The new e-passports will still be valid for five years. The proposal of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend the passport's validity to 10 years - is yet to be passed by Congress. 

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I'm a full time travel and tourism lecturer at a university in the north. I love to blog during my spare time. I blog about news particularly in Thailand, personal travel stories, and anything under the sun. I also write some stuff at The Pinoy Legacy. When not blogging, I make myself busy preparing for the zombie apocalypse.