Dubai: Good news to Filipinos who endure serpentine queues when applying for or renewing their passport.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday signed into law the Republic Act 10928 that extends the validity of Philippine passports from five years to 10 years.
The Department of Foreign Affairs is now expected to issue the implementing guidelines to ensure that the process will be seamless, according to Philipine media reports.
The new law amends the Philippine Passport Act of 1996 or Republic Act 8239.
Source: Gulf News