DFA Undersecretary underscores Rule of Law at ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting in Myanmar

Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs Evan P. Garcia renewed the call for the Rule of Law at the recently concluded ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, from March 29 to April 1. He noted that the Philippine submission on March 30, 2014, of its memorial to the Arbitral Tribunal of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) manifested our commitment to a peaceful and durable means towards a lasting solution to the disputes in the South China Sea anchored on the rule of law.

DFA to set up help desks during implementation of the temporary passport releasing scheme

In view of Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) implementation of a temporary passport issuing scheme from 1 to 14 April 2014 due to the ongoing technical maintenance of the e-Passport System, the DFA would like to inform the public that Help Desks will be set up at DFA-Aseana (Office of Consular Affairs) to address queries, concerns, and issues to be brought up by clients during the duration of the temporary passport issuance scheme.