All transaction re RP passports 'legal and transparent' — DFA

July 24, 2010 11:31 am· Comments Off on All transaction re RP passports 'legal and transparent' — DFA 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, July 24 — All transactions pertaining to the machine readable passport (MRP) and electronic passport (ePassport) projects are legal and transparent, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) stressed anew on Friday.

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DFA: RP passports among world's lowest-priced

July 24, 2010 11:31 am· Comments Off on DFA: RP passports among world's lowest-priced 

MANILA, July 24 —- To appease its detractors who accuse the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of exorbitant e-passport fees, the DFA has presented a comparative international price list for the public to mull on,adding that the Philippine travel document is, in fact, “one of the lowest in Asia and the world.”

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Thai conglomerate pours US$ 45-M fresh investments in RP

July 24, 2010 11:31 am· Comments Off on Thai conglomerate pours US$ 45-M fresh investments in RP 

By Gloria Jane Baylon

MANILA, July 24 —- A major Thai conglomerate intends to expand its presence in the Philippines by investing an initial US$ 45million in the hogs feeds sector, it was reported by the Philippine embassy in Bangkok.

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