The implementation of the new Philippine passport which is valid for 10 years is set to benefit Overseas Filipino Workers. Newly appointed Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano tagged it as “cheaper and faster.
The statement of Cayetano was announced at the Philippine Consulate during a public forum in celebration for the 20 year of Hong Kong’s Handover to China, addressing about 250 Filipino community leaders present in the meeting.
Cayetano also set aside the previous claims that this new passport will be a lot expensive, doubling the current fee of HK$480. Nonetheless, Cayetano refused to reveal the exact cost of the new Philippine Passport, as they are still negotiating the amount.