The new Philippine e-passport with each page having UV coated security features will be rolled out in the next 10 days.
According to Philippine Consul General to Dubai Paul Raymond Cortes, the new Philippine e-passport with finely printed ethnic designs and tourist attractions such as Banaue Rice Terraces, Calle Crisolog in Vigan, Mount Pinatubo and the Philippine eagle among others, is going to be “one of the most visually-striking and highly secured passports in the world.”
“There is now greater protection and security for our passport, which used to be notoriously tampered with,” said Paul Raymund Cortes, the Philippines’ consul-general to Dubai and the northern emirates. “We’ve added features to make the (Philippines) passport ‘untamperable’ and not at risk of being duplicated or faked, khaleejtimes reported.
The new e-passports will still be valid for five years. The proposal of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend the passport’s validity to 10 years – is yet to be passed by Congress.