DFA improving passport application system

DFA improving passport application system.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesJan 13th, 2018

New passport payment scheme to ease application process

The new system involving the advance payment of passport processing fees will encourage applicants to appear at the Department of Foreign Affairs consular offices on their date of appointment to avoid forfeiture of their payment......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

A ray of hope

Everything seems to be looking up as far as improving the country’s airport system is concerned......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Saudi woman’s case against father stirs ‘guardianship’ debate

By Agence-France Presse A Saudi court has ruled in favour of a woman who challenged her father’s decision to not let her have a passport, reports said Thursday, stirring an online debate on the contentious male guardianship system. The conservative kingdom requires women to seek permission from male “guardians” — their fathers, husbands or other male […] The post Saudi woman’s case against father stirs ‘guardianship’ debate appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

SEC registration system shifts to full automation

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is improving its company registration system as it transitions to full automation......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Convenience for a fee: DFA’s new passport appointment scheme

Following complaints of lack of appointment slots and the DFA's claims that the online system was defective, passport applicants are now required to pay an added P50 as convenience fee......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

New Keyboard App Comes with AI Assistant

Just recently, CooTek introduced a gamechanger in the keyboard mobile application market: the next-generation, AI-powered TouchPal. TouchPal enhances the typing speed and experience of its users by fully integrating a smart in-keyboard AI assistant into its system. “Talia” the AI generates increasingly accurate response recommendations with its Smart Reply feature, even predicting things such as […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: MMDA to develop mobile app for traffic, flood updates

The following is a press release from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), in partnership with MediaQuest Holdings, is set to develop a system via mobile application to keep the public up-to-date on traffic reports, flood alerts, and disaster and emergency preparedness updates. On Thursday, MMDA Chairman ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Turkey charges father of NBA’s Kanter as terror group member

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group,” the country’s official news agency reported Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years at trial, Anadolu Agency said. It’s unclear when the trial in western Tekirdag province would begin. Enes Kanter, who plays for the New York Knicks, is a follower of a U.S.-based Turkish cleric who the government accuses of masterminding a failed military coup in 2016. Cleric Fethullah Gulen has denied the allegation, but tens of thousands of people suspected of ties to his network have been arrested or fired. The elder Kanter, a professor, was purged from public service after the coup attempt and detained for five days last summer. Anadolu said the indictment alleges he contacted some 120 suspects with alleged links to Gulen, including dozens who were said to have communicated through an encrypted messaging application. Enes Kanter, a former Oklahoma City Thunder center, has been a vocal critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. His Turkish passport was canceled last year. Prosecutors charged him in December with insulting the president in a series of tweets. They want to try him in absentia and have him sentenced to more than four years in prison, if he is convicted. I will continue to keep fighting for Human Rights and Freedom of Speech Justice and Democracy above all.I will stand for what I believe in.All I’m doing is trying to be voice of innocent people Keep my family,innocent people in your prayers 🙏#DictatorErdogan 🇹🇷@RT_Erdogan — Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) June 18, 2018 “Keep my family, innocent people in your prayers,” the basketball player tweeted Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) with the hashtag “DictatorErdogan.” His Twitter account is withheld in Turkey. Under a state of emergency declared in the aftermath of the coup, Turkey has arrested more than 50,000 and sacked some 110,000 people alleged to have infiltrated state institutions for Gulen. The government said the crackdown was needed to fight alleged acts of terror......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

DFA halts appointment schedule due to system maintenance

Philippine passport The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Saturday that it would not open appointment slots for June 16, due to system maintenance. In an advisory, the DFA said that the c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

ePayment lets passport applicants easily pay processing fee 

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) launched Thursday its passport ePayment Portal to allow payment of passport processing fee anywhere and anytime as it opened tens of thousands of application appointment slots. Through the ePayment Portal, passport applicants can prepay the processing fees through selected payment centers. Eventually, prepayment can be through debit and credit […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

DFA opens 100,000 more passport appointment slots

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano yesterday announced the opening of 100,000 appointment slots for passport application and renewal to address the increasing backlog. Of the total slots, 50,000 were opened at noon with the remaining 50,000 to be made available at 9 p.m. Cayetano also said 10,000 slots will be opened […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

100K passport slots opened

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday opened 100,000 slots for passport applicants. This was announced by Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano during the launch of the DFA ePayment Portal, an upgrade to the online appointment system that enables passport applicants to pay passport fees through selected payment centers….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Strong economy prompts S& P to hike PH banks’ credit rating

    The credit rating of the Philippine banking system was raised by a notch by Standard & Poor's Global Ratings, citing favorable economic environment that is supportive of growth of banks, sound regulations, and improving industry fundamentals and trends.   With the upgrade, the local banking sector is now classified under the stronger category of'6'from the previous '7'on a scale of 1 to 10, with the latter reflecting the highest risk.   "High household consumption, investment, and exports (mainly of electronics, commodities, and services) continue to support economic activity," S&P said in its latest Banking Industry Country Risk Asses...Keep on reading: Strong economy prompts S&P to hike PH banks’ credit rating.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

PSHS application for admission opens

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Science High School System (DOST-PSHSS) is now accepting applications for the National Competitive Examination (NCE) admission test for incoming Grade 7 students for school year 2019-2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

PBA: Standhardinger comes to the defense of an embattled Kiefer

Christian Standhardinger and Kiefer Ravena have grown to be very close friends since last year. Teammates in Gilas Pilipinas and the top-2 picks of the 2017 PBA Draft, Standhardinger and Ravena are as close as they could get. So when Ravena got an 18-month suspension from FIBA for doping, Standhardinger was affected as well. [Related: PBA: Helpless Kiefer can only watch NLEX from afar for now] Standhardinger was particularly affected for all the negative comments his friend has been receiving since the controversy went mainstream. And on Wednesday, just after he picked up his first career PBA win, Standhardinger took the time to defend Kiefer. "I've been seeing a lot of bad comments regarding that, regarding Kiefer's character. That's just complete... I don't know if I can use the word, but bullsh*t," Standhardinger said as he came to the defense of Ravena. "Kiefer is a great guy, he's a very responsible guy," he added. Kiefer tested positive form three substances included in the WADA's list of Prohibited Substances. He got those substances in his system after taking a pre-workout drink called Dust. Ravena admitted to the violation but he called it an honest mistake and he has accepted the 18-month ban. "If you guys check the FIBA application  -- nothing against the FIBA  -- there's so many substances, it's a fricking long list. So it's very hard," Standhardinger said, implying that the violation could have happened to anyone. "It's very easy to just have an error and make a mistake there. I think Kiefer apologized, and Kiefer will have ... I mean, that's a big punishment, being out for 18 months, and that's his punishment. There should not be any bad comments or bad-mouthing, or shaming. That's not your spot to do, you know? He got his punishment, he took responsibility, what more do you want to do?" he added. Ultimately, Standhardinger says that everyone can learn a lesson from Kiefer's mistake. But the top rookie lauded Ravena for handling the situation as best as he can. "I think that it's a good learning point for all of the Gilas players," he said. "But I think Kiefer is handling the situation great, and with a lot of character and responsibility," Standhardinger added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Schedule for Filing of Applications for PNP Exams Unveiled

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) already unveiled the schedule for the On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) for the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations set on October 21, 2018. Through OLEASS, applicants can request the regional offices of NAPOLCOM for their schedule on the filing of their application for the examination. For […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

NCMF director decries continued proliferation of fake CTMs

DAVAO CITY -- A ranking official of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) said he continues to discover fake Certificates of Tribal Membership (CTM) amid the continuing war against forgery of documents, especially for overseas-bound Filipino Muslims. CTMs were being issued by the NCMF for various purposes, including employment in government and the private sector, application for passport, and visa stamping. The document serves as proof of identity. Dimapuno Datu Ramos Jr., the director of the NCMF's external relations bureau, saidon Saturdaythat based on interviews he had with those who were caught in possession of fake CTMs, the spurious documents were being p...Keep on reading: NCMF director decries continued proliferation of fake CTMs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Napolcom sets PNP exams

THE National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) set the On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) for the Philippine National Police (PNP) Entrance and Promotional Examinations set on October 21, 2018. Through OLEASS, applicants can request the regional offices of NAPOLCOM for their schedule on the filing of their application for the examination. For the PNP Entrance Examination, […] The post Napolcom sets PNP exams appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Beyond Bitcoin: Global companies showcase business potential of blockchain technology

By Santiago J. Arnaiz Multimedia Producer SINGAPORE — Of all the buzzwords saturating the tech industry today, perhaps no other budding system is as veiled as blockchain. Essentially a distributed digital ledger, blockchain has become synonymous with its most popular application, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and so has taken on much of its notoriety. At its […] The post Beyond Bitcoin: Global companies showcase business potential of blockchain technology appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

LOOK: DFA says passport on wheels processed 70,500 passports

      The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)on Thursdaytrumpeted the productivity of its Passport on Wheels (POW) program.   In a series of infographics sent to the media, DFA said 70,473 passports were approved out of 85,549 pre-verified application from January 15 to April 30 this year.   POW conducted missions to 63 locations in and out of Metro Manila.   The program, which features vans equipped with machines and gadgets that can process passports, was introduced to boost the processing capacities of DFA amid the increasing volume of passport applications. At present, the DFA has four vans that can process 500 passp...Keep on reading: LOOK: DFA says passport on wheels processed 70,500 passports.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018