Today’s ceremonies highlighted the new ePassport system, demonstrating the real-time processing of applications submitted online from three remote sites: the DFA Manila office, and the Philippine consulates in Hong Kong and Doha.
Speech of President Aquino during a live demo of the new ePassport system by Apo Production Unit, Inc.
President Benigno S. Aquino III delivered a speech during the unveiling of the inaugural marker of the Apo Production Unit, Inc. High Security Printing Plant and live demonstration of the new ePassport system.
The Philippines has started to reap the gains of the administration’s history-high investments in agriculture as manifested in increased production and income of farmers.
Under the testing phase, a limited number of new single journey and stored value tickets branded as “beep cards” will initially be sold for P 20.00 at the project’s pilot station in Legarda. Pilot testing of the new cards—through a limited public trial at the Legarda Station, begins today.
We welcome the latest results of the Social Weather Stations’ (SWS) self-rated survey on hunger, which saw a significant drop in the number of families experiencing involuntary hunger. According to the SWS, this is the lowest recorded rate in ten years, since May 2005.
Following last week’s Armed Forces of the Philippines change of command ceremony, President Aquino this week presided over two similar ceremonies, for the Philippine Army and Philippine National Police.
All 5 cops suspected of the alleged rubout are now in police custody.
The Department of Foreign Affairs – Office of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing delays in the issuance of e-passports. In view of this, measures are now being undertaken to address the situation by increasing the production of e-passports.