REPOST - APPLYING FOR PHIL PASSPORT? GO TO MALL
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Applying for a passport in PHL? Go to the mall
Applying for a passport in the Philippines? No problem, go to the shopping mall.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said one of the agency's programs to improve the country's passport processing system includes setting up consular offices in shopping malls nationwide.
This will help applicants avoid long queues at the DFA main office in Pasay City, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario during the 114th founding anniversary of the DFA.
He said the DFA Office of Consular Affairs (OCA) is drafting a new set of guidelines to make the passport application process simpler and easier.
One of the targets of the guidelines was the opening of the first 13 consular offices in Metro Manila and other key cities before the end of the year.
The ongoing transfer of DFA consular offices to shopping malls nationwide is under Public-Private Partnership arrangements.
The DFA recently entered into memoranda of agreement with private firms operating a chain of malls nationwide, including SM Prime Holdings, Ayala Land, Robinsons Land Corporation and Pacific Mall Corporation."
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KALAKIP NG AWITIN
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