DFA improving passport application system

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

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesJan 13th, 2018

‘Passport on Wheels’

PEOPLE should welcome the launching of the “Passport on Wheels” (POW) program of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to decongest the pestering backlogs in the agency’s online scheduling system. In the view of many, the launching of the scheme is one of the best ways to show that the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News1 hr. 48 min. ago

GSIS to revive global investment program

State-run Government Service Insurance System unveiled yesterday the pension fund’s plan of reviving its global investment program this year amid improving overseas economic environment. #BeFullyInformed GSIS to revive global investment program State-run Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) unveiled yesterday the pension fund’s plan of reviving its global investment program this year amid improving overseas economic… link: GSIS to revive global investment program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News12 hr. 36 min. ago

CARD Bank launches mobile app

DAVAO CITY — A microfinance provider part of a huge group of companies that provides services to the poor is introducing its newly implemented mobile application in a nationwide scale. Based on its statement released to BusinessWorld, (Center for Agriculture and Rural Development) Bank, Inc. said it is looking at deploying the core banking system […] The post CARD Bank launches mobile app appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: What’s with federalism? Part 2

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 15 January) – Proponents of federalism blame the economic inequities between the rich and poor regions of the country on the unitary political system controlled by the central government in Manila. Changing the form of government is supposed to address this lopsided development as a way of improving the people’s social […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Comment on Council urges closure of ‘smelly’ Oton piggery by Sonie D. Nadala

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Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

DFA opens more slots for passport application

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will increase passport application slots and boost its capacity in the coming months to address.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Most powerful passports: Philippines in weaker half

MANILA, Philippines — Despite improving its position, the Philippine passport remained in the lower half of the latest annual rankings for world’s most power.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

DFA: OFWs can avail priority lane for passport application

MANILA, Philippines — Overseas Filipino workers need not acquire an appointment schedule with the Department of Foreign Affairs to renew their passports, Off.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Snap developing Stories Everywhere for sharing content outside Snapchat – report

MANILA, Philippines – Snap, the company behind the Snapchat application, is working on a new feature or system to allow users to share their content outside the Snapchat application. The report from livestreaming news network Cheddar says the feature will be called Stories Everywhere. Cheddar's report also says Snap has ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Lowest poll rating doesn’t bother Sereno

DESPITE getting the lowest satisfactory rating among the top five officials in the government in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno vowed to focus on further improving the country’s justice system and strengthen the rule of law. In a statement, Sereno’s spokesperson Josa Deinla….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Moody’s sees ‘stable’ conditions for PHL banks

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter THE PHILIPPINE banking system will remain “stable” in 2018, Moody’s Investors Service said, noting that conditions will steady across all indicators on strong macroeconomic footing and improving asset quality. In a Dec. 12 report, the global debt watcher gave a “stable” outlook for the Philippine banking sector next […] The post Moody’s sees ‘stable’ conditions for PHL banks appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

DFA opens passport appointments for January 2018

Filipinos who wish to apply for or renew their passports may now secure their appointments online.   Starting January 2018, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will be issuing Philippine passports with 10-year validity pursuant to Republic Act 10928 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.   DFA's passport appointment system is now operated by state-owned Apo Production Unit, Inc. but the interface has not changed.   The passport fees remain the same: P 950.00 for regular processing (20 working days) and P 1,200.00 for express processing (10 working days).   The following are exempted from securing prior appointment and may enjoy priority l...Keep on reading: DFA opens passport appointments for January 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

Comment on THE MORE, THE MERRIER?: Mayor welcomes more players in public utilities by Nick Rivas, Jr.

The SP should identify who specifically should take over the power requirements of Iloilo City in the event PECO's franchise is not renewed. Saying that the national government should run it is not well thought of proposal since the government has never effectively managed a public utility that satisfies people's needs. A case in point are the water districts, quasi-government entities, whose services are as ineffective, corruption-ridden, as any other public utilities (LRT, MRT ?). SP should instead look into, or work for the possibility of reducing PECO's power rates and improving its services rather than espousing a complete disenfranchisement of PECO since no organization, or other power providers have the capability of securing the power requirements of Iloilo City and other related areas on a short notice. Billion of pesos to run the system? Who has such money available now? To be honest I have this uncanny feeling of deja vu, or to be precise a feeling of: "here we go again!" about the present brouhaha about PECO's franchise extension seeing that this same thing happened several years when PECO's franchise was up for review. Basically, the same people opposed such extension; signature-takings were made, rallies were held, harsh words were uttered, ERC meetings were attended, but after a while nothing came out of it. I heard (emphasis on heard) that it seems some things were exchanged to keep certain personalities quiet. Here we are talking about billion of pesos involved. I'm sure PECO would not hesitate to part with a few million to keep its franchise. Good luck and more power (pun intended) to the people of Iloilo City. hahaha!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

Fortigate 600d earns 99.7% rating for security effectiveness

FORTINET® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, recently announced the results of the latest NSS Labs Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System group test report.  The testing revealed that Fortinet’s FortiGate 600D earned a 99.7% rating for Security Effectiveness, the lowest Total Cost of Ownership per Protected Mbps in the Security Value Map and received NSS Labs’ coveted ‘Recommended’ rating. NSS Lab’s NGIPS report is the industry’s most comprehensive test of security effectiveness for Intrusion Prevention Systems offered today and helps security customers select the best solutions based on real-world performance. The FortiGate 600D IPS achieved a security effectiveness score of 99.7%, blocking 100% of live attacks used in active threat campaigns and stopping 99.45% of attacks from NSS Labs’ entire exploit library.  The FortiGate 600D was one of only four vendors capable of thwarting 100% of the evasion techniques used in NSS Labs testing. “Today’s newly discovered vulnerabilities are being exploited at machine speeds that are outpacing the capability of IT teams to patch. This is increasing the urgency for many enterprises to integrate effective IPS capabilities with their overall security architecture. The latest NSS Labs results reinforce a decade of Fortinet IPS technology leadership, providing devices that scale from 150 Mbps up to 120 Gbps to help organizations of all sizes close gaps in their attack surface,” said John Maddison, senior vice president of products and solutions, Fortinet. Intrusion Prevention is Critical  but Not All Systems Are Equal Recent attacks like WannaCry and Petya have highlighted how quickly unpatched vulnerabilities can be exploited on a global scale. The ever-increasing number of operating systems, applications and new devices running on networks challenges even the most diligent IT teams trying to keep up with the latest updates. IPS solutions can provide protection from these newly disclosed vulnerabilities and advanced evasion techniques, providing enterprises with the critical time needed to test and push new patches to their various systems, but not all solutions are created equal. This is why Fortinet consistently invests in extensive third-party testing and validation of its solutions. Working with organizations like NSS Labs provides customers with the data needed to select the most effective security solutions to defend their businesses and ensures that Fortinet continues to deliver the most effective and highest performing cybersecurity to meet their needs.  Dedicated NGIPS Protection with Superior Security Fabric Integration As an extension of the Fortinet Security Fabric, FortiGate IPS meets all the requirements of a standalone next-generation solution by combining a high-speed, effective IPS engine with evasion techniques, context and reputation awareness, extensive application and user control capabilities, advanced threat detection, and a performance-optimized platform. FortiGate IPS functionality leverages the Fortinet Security Fabric and FortiOS to deliver real-time updates that continuously defend against the latest threats and zero-day attacks emerging across the threat landscape. Powered by purpose-built hardware and Fortinet Security Processing Units (SPUs), FortiGate IPS provides leading in-line protection with performance that won’t slow down enterprise networks.  .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 19th, 2017

Poe tells DOTr: Focus on overall safety of MRT

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation should work faster on improving the country’s train system to prevent accidents and glitches from happ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

P2P buses to help take load of glitch-plagued MRT 3 during rush hours

Startingon Friday, around 30 air-conditioned point-to-point (P2P) buses will be deployed at the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) during rush hours to provide commuters an option while the government works on improving the reliability of the country's busiest train system. Cesar Chavez, the transport undersecretary for rails, said that at least 20 of the buses would be deployed at the North Avenue Station on Edsa during from6 a.m. to 9 a.m. These buses will be escorted by enforcers from either the Land Transportation Office (LTO) or the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) of the Philippine National Police (PNP), and will charge passengers the same fare as that of the MRT-3 Chavez said tha...Keep on reading: P2P buses to help take load of glitch-plagued MRT 3 during rush hours.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Champions On and Off the Pitch: Milo, FC Barcelona train young footballers in Road to Barcelona Camp

div> MANILA, Philippines, 20 September 2017 – Inspired by MILO and FC Barcelona’s (FCB) shared values of humility, effort, ambition, respect, and teamwork, over 140 kids participated in the MILO FCB Road to Barcelona Camp last September 2 to 3 at the Mckinley Hill Stadium in Taguig. The weekend training saw young footballers from Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, IloIlo, and Cebu gather to showcase their skills and embrace life values in sports, with the hopes of being nominated to the team representing the country in the FCB Escola Camp in Barcelona happening in October.  The four-year values-driven partnership between MILO and FC Barcelona was formally launched globally earlier this year, aiming to help more young Filipinos aspire to be the best they can be and realize their dreams through sports and the programs of MILO and FCB. The MILO FCB Road to Barcelona Camp provided free world-class training to deserving young Filipino football players under the tutelage of esteemed FCB Escola Camp Coaches from Barcelona, Spain. These athletes were exposed to playing the Barca way while also getting the opportunity to make new friends among their peers from different clubs, all in the spirit of fun and friendly competition. Aside from this one-of-a-kind training session, the MILO FCB Road to Barcelona Team will also be on the lookout for two of the most deserving players who will stand a chance to get an all-expense paid trip to Barcelona, Spain. They, along with other identified players from the other MILO markets worldwide, will get to go on a once-in-a-lifetime experience to train in Camp Nou, the home stadium of FC Barcelona, in October. A selection panel led by the MILO FCB Road to Barcelona Team will help identify the players who will be included in the event. Just as important as skill, the principal values that define the spirit of FCB and the essence of MILO, will be included in the criterion for selection of the said players. Joining MILO and the Philippine Football Federation in the selection camp were FC Barcelona coaches Arnau Blanco and Marti Vila, who’ve previously held international FCB Escola camps in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. Arnau and Marti conducted football drills for the kids which included theoretical concepts that underlined the football club’s system and culture. Bannered by the message of 'TEAMMAKESME, the young athletes were also taught the value and role of their team around them—teammates, coaches, family, and friends who play an important role in their holistic growth to be come champions on and off the field. “You see the kids smiling, improving, enjoying, trying to understand our philosophy, and it really is fulfilling for us coaches. Having them play together as a team and learn the values and skills in football is amazing to witness. For us, it is important that we help Filipinos experience the Barca way through our program,” said FCB Escola Camp coach Arnau Blanco. “We are grateful and honored to have had the opportunity to do this for the local football community. With the our partners, FC Barcelona and the Philippine Football Federation, MILO is eager to search for the most deserving players to send to a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Camp Nou. It is truly encouraging to see these  athletes from all walks of life come together, and we send a big thank you to their supportive parents and coaches who joined them in this journey.The selection process will be a challenging one, but we’re looking forward to providing Filipino athletes a platform to share their talents on a world stage and benefit from the life-changing opportunity this partnership offers,” said de Robbie De Vera, Sports Marketing Executive of MILO Philippines. /div>.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 27th, 2017

PNA improving protocols after supposed cyberattack

MANILA, Philppines — State-run Philippine News Agency (PNA) is now beefing up its system following a supposed cyberattack on its website that caused the bele.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

DFA Opens More Appointment Slots for Passport Application, Renewal

DFA Opens More Appointment Slots for Passport Application, Renewal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 25th, 2017

DFA opens thousands of appointment slots for passport renewal, application -

DFA opens thousands of appointment slots for passport renewal, application -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 24th, 2017