Tweet A SIGNIFICANT growth in visitor arrivals from the Philippines in 2011 was noted by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), reporting that the number of visitor arrivals from Philippines reached 678,000 last year, a 24 percent increase compared to 544,000 in 2010. Sherina Chan, STB area director for the Philippines and Brunei, said, "2010 was […]

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Barangay Singapore on September 29th, 2011

Tweet Good news for farmers in highland Benguet and Quezon provinces. The Department of Agriculture is linking vegetable farmers in the provinces of Benguet and Quezon with prospective buyers from Singapore. Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said a three-man Singaporean team recently visited the provinces of Quezon and Benguet to see for themselves the various […]

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Tweet A House panel wants to terminate the services of a contractor to address delays in passport processing. This was among the recommendations Representative Walden Bello and his fellow lawmakers submitted to the Foreign Affairs committee after an ocular inspection of  the passport processing office in the Office of Consular Affairs (OCA). Bello revealed the […]

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Tweet What: THE GLOBAL SUMMIT OF FILIPINOS IN THE DIASPORA When: September 27, 28 & 29, 2011 Where: Philippine International Convention Center, Manila THEME: FROM DIASPORA TO DEVELOPMENT (D2D) To map out partnerships in doable, replicable and sustainable development initiatives in ten (10) areas of involvement: ARTS & CULTURE EXCHANGE ALAY DUNONG SA BAYAN BALIK […]

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Tweet All passport applicants scheduled for appearance must appear physically at the DFA at the date and time of their scheduled personal appearance for data and image capturing. This applies to all passport applicants, aging from 0 years old onwards. DFA is strict about the personal appearance system, absolutely no chaperone allowed for passport applicants […]

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Barangay Singapore on September 1st, 2011

Tweet In a move to constantly upgrade its efficient service to the public for passport application and passport renewal, the Office of Consular Affairs (OCA) of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has relocated to a state-of-the-art building located at the corner of Bradco Ave. and Macapagal Blvd. in Aseana Business Park, Paranaque City, just […]

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Tweet Upon the directive of Secretary Leila De Lima, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has removed nearly 6,000 individuals from its hold departure list and watch list as part of ongoing efforts of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and BI to sanitize the bureau’s records and purge it of expired and obsolete derogatory orders. Immigration […]

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Tweet Immigration agents at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) recently barred from leaving three female overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bound for Korea after they were caught carrying spurious documents. BI-Airport Operations Division (AOD) chief Lina Pelia said the passengers were intercepted last July 6 at the departure area of the NAIA 3 terminal in […]

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Tweet The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has beefed up its manpower at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) with the deployment of some 30 immigration officers there over the past three weeks, it was learned yesterday. Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Terminal 3 Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said the augmentation of BI personnel at the […]

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Tweet Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and intelligence agents have started undergoing retraining and refresher seminars as part of a program to bolster their capability in combating human trafficking and thwarting the entry of illegal aliens. Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said more than a hundred BI employees […]

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