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Cayetano denies existence of passport syndicates in DFA

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday denied the existence of a syndicate involving personnel of the D.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesJan 12th, 2018

& apos;We& apos;re not stupid,& apos; says Cayetano in denying existence of passport syndicate - Inquirer.net

'We're not stupid,' says Cayetano in denying existence of passport syndicate - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

DFA working with NBI on passport syndicates

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs is currently in touch with the National Bureau of Investigation to look into allegations of corruptio.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Cayetano: hindi ginagatasan ang OFW sa passport!

BINATIKOS kahapon ni Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano ang lumabas na ulat na ginagatasan ang mga kababayang overseas Filipino workers (OFW) na aplikante sa passport appointment. Ayon kay Cayetano, hindi maaaring gatasan ang mga OFW dahil may sarili silang express lane sa pagkuha ng passport sa….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Philippines denies plan to transfer embassy to Jerusalem

MANILA, Philippines – Contrary to media reports in Israel, the Philippines is not among the countries reportedly planning to move its embassy to Jerusalem. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano denied the report, saying the country is not going to make such a "blind giant leap" because it ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

DFA eyes more consular offices

THE Department of Foreign Affairs - Office of Consular Affairs will be setting up more consular offices next year apart from fielding mobile passport centers to accommodate the growing number of applicants. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Congress approved the establishment of more consular offices to address the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

DFA issues implementing rules of 10-year passports

By Gaea Katreena Cabico/philstar.com – Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano signed the implementing rules and regulations of the new Philippine Passport Act, which extends the validity of passports to 10 years from the current five. Cayetano said the IRR will only take effect on January 1, 2018 and not Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Cayetano denies spreading false info on drug war, claims critics just want to ‘politicize’ issue

“All my information is verified, it’s official government statistics and we never ask anyone we engage to believe it hook line and sinker. What we’re saying is these are the numbers, why don’t you take a look at it," said DFA chief Alan Cayetano......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Cayetano denies Carpio's 'invasion' claim | SunStar - Sun.Star

Cayetano denies Carpio's 'invasion' claim | SunStar - Sun.Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 24th, 2017

DOJ chief asks Cayetano to cancel Lascañas passport - Inquirer.net

DOJ chief asks Cayetano to cancel Lascañas passport - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 15th, 2017

Cayetano to scrap passport appointment system

Cayetano to scrap passport appointment system.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Cayetano vows to plug holes in passport deal - The Manila Times

Cayetano vows to plug holes in passport deal - The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Cayetano to scrap passport appointment system - Rappler

Cayetano to scrap passport appointment system - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Cayetano vows to plug holes in passport deal

Cayetano vows to plug holes in passport deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Cayetano vows to plug loopholes in passport deal

Cayetano vows to plug loopholes in passport deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Cayetano denies China 'bullying' Philippines with war threat

Cayetano denies China 'bullying' Philippines with war threat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Cayetano denies China 'bullying' Philippines with war threat - Rappler

Cayetano denies China 'bullying' Philippines with war threat - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Cayetano wants passport appointment system removed

MANILA, Philippines - Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has instructed the Department of Foreign Affairs Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

VLOG: Cayetano, bumisita sa passport center sa unang araw sa DFA

VLOG: Cayetano, bumisita sa passport center sa unang araw sa DFA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2017

Cayetano makes surprise visit at DFA passport center, finds applicants waiting for 5 hrs. - GMA News

Cayetano makes surprise visit at DFA passport center, finds applicants waiting for 5 hrs. - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 19th, 2017

From ‘happily ever after’ to hell – CNN News

Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their &'8220;happily ever after&'8221; through a Muslim dating site. But instead of bringing love and contentment, their marriage left Islam trapped in a living nightmare. Fast forward four years &'8212; and three husbands &'' and she and her two small children are caught in limbo in northern Syria. Islam Mitat is from Morocco; Ahmed Khalil was originally from Kabul in Afghanistan, but had moved to the UK and become a British citizen by the time they met on Muslima.com. Mitat dreamed of a career as a fashion designer, and saw a British husband as a way out of her drab existence in the Moroccan town of Oujda, near the Algerian border. Months after their first online encounter, Khalil traveled to Morocco with a woman he said was his sister. He met Mitat's family, and proposed marriage, showing them bank statements to prove his intentions were serious. &'8220;He was a normal person,&'8221; Mitat recalls, though she says he did make her swap her regular choice of clothing &'8212; tight jeans and t-shirts &'' for long dresses. After they were married, the couple traveled to Dubai, and from there to Jalalabad in Afghanistan to meet Ahmed's family. Mitat says she only stayed in Afghanistan for a month, because of the security situation there, before returning home to Morocco. Khalil went back to Dubai, but shortly afterward he called her with news. &'8220;He told me had a job in Turkey,&'8221; she says, &'8220;and we're going to go for a holiday too, me and him.&'8221; The &'8220;holiday&'8221; got off to a strange start. Instead of heading to a resort or a hotel, the couple flew to Gaziantep, on southern Turkey's border with Syria. A certified copy of Ahmed Khalil's passport shows his birthplace as Kabul in Afghanistan. A man who spoke only Turkish drove them to a house full of men, women and children. The women and children were in one room, the men in another, Mitat says. She was confused, and asked the other women where they were going. &'8220;We're going hijra,&'8221; they explained. To Syria. Hijra was the journey of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers, the fledgling Muslim community, from Mecca to Medina in 622 to escape persecution. In a modern context, it signifies escape from the tyranny of the enemies of Islam to the realm of the faithful. &'8220;When we were in Dubai he told me, 'I have for you a surprise, but I will give it to you in Turkey.' This is the surprise: to go in Syria,&'8221; she says. When she objected, Khalil's response was blunt. &'8220;You are my wife and you have to obey me,&'8221; she says he told her. Mitat says she wanted to tell Turkish border officials about her predicament, but says that as she and the others approached the Syrian border, the guards opened fire so they ran into Syria. When asked about the incident on the border, a Turkish police spokesman said he could not share information about individual cases. Once inside the country, they headed to the nearby town of Jarablus, to a guesthouse for &'8220;muhajarin&'8221; &'8212; those who were making hijra to the so-called caliphate &'' like them. Mitat says the place was packed with people from &'8220;everywhere&'8221; &'8212; the UK, Canada, France, Belgium, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Saudi Arabia. No sooner had they arrived, than Khalil was sent off for a month of military training, leaving Mitat, who was now pregnant, behind. Once he'd been trained, ISIS sent Khalil to fight. He was killed on his first day, in the battle of Kobani. After his death, Mitat says she was terrified and didn't know what to do; banned from talking to ordinary Syrians, she was forced to stay within the muhajirin community. She moved in with her husband's brother and his family, who had also traveled to Syria, but when her brother-in-law was killed too, ISIS moved her into a guesthouse, where she stayed until her son, Abdullah, was born. As Kurdish fighters closed in, ISIS told Mitat she had to marry again and get out of the area to safety, so she wed a friend of her first husband, a man known as Abu Talha Al-Almani (his name means &'8220;the German&'8221;). He took her to Manbij, northeast of Aleppo, before moving again, this time to Raqqa as Kurdish forces closed in. A month after they got there, Mitat says she divorced Abu Talha because he wouldn't let her leave the house. She says fear played a major role in her decision not to leave immediately. Islam says she was told that other people who tried to leave had their children taken away, or were forced into weeks of intense Islamic studies. All the while, Mitat was trying to escape with little Abdullah. ISIS did its best to keep her and other muhajarin away from local Syrians who might help them, and smugglers hesitated to help, because they faced execution if caught. Others asked exorbitant fees &'8212; as much as USD $5,000 &'8212; according to Mitat. Eventually ISIS compelled her to marry for a third time, this time to a man who Mitat describes as a gentle soul, called Abu Abdallah Al-Afghani. This name &'' given to him by ISIS &'8212; indicates he was of Afghan origin. Mitat, though, says he was Indian, and that his mother lived in Australia. She says he [&'].....»»

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