Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Better treatment for OFWs with E-Passport

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who hold the new machine readable passports get better treatment in airports and they are no longer discriminated.

The DFA Secretary Alberto Romulo assured the integrity, validity and security of the e-passport being issued to Filipinos here and abroad.

“As a result of the DFA's machine-readable passports, our kababayans (compatriots) now have greater travel security, confidence and convenience all over the world,” he said, without making any reference to the number of Filipinos who still have the old passports.

The DFA said that the price in obtaining the machine readable passport remains P500 for regular processing. Currently there are more than a million Filipinos have already received the new passports.

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