DFA intensifies fight vs passport fraud, human trafficking

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MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) recently held its 2013 Regional Consular Offices Consultation Meeting (RCOCM) to improve its services to the public and its coordination with concerned government agencies.

The meeting, which was attended by the heads of the DFA’s 22 regional offices and National Capital Region extension offices, “discussed various important issues aimed at improving consular services” DFA said in a statement.

The issues discussed focused on “strengthening and developing awareness against passport fraud and authentication irregularities, aiding concerned government agencies in the fight against human trafficking, efficient handling of assistance-to-nationals cases in the regions, public diplomacy, and enhancing internal control systems,” it said.

DFA undersecretary for Administration Rafael Seguis called on the attendees to be aware of the public’s high expectations of the services the DFA provides to the public during his opening statement of the three-day meet held from March 21 to 23.

Seguis “urged the heads of the RCOs and EOs to continue improving the services rendered from their respective offices,” the statement said.

DFA Secretary Albert Del Rosario, who attended the first day of the event, greeted the officials and expressed his gratitude for the “significant improvements in the delivery of passport services.”

He urged all the participants to “strive harder to provide better services to the public” because “there is still room for improvement.” Matikas Santos, INQUIRER.net

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  • pfc_kulapu

    passport fraud, very funny… nasa sariling bakuran nyo na…

  • Pork_Republik

    POEA is the largest state sponsored human trafficker of all time.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000923389289 David Bobir

      good comment

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaganilla-Gella/100003610474613 Isaganilla Gella

      correct ka dyan”35years na ako sa middle east ”RED TAPE ”walang pagbabago involve ang mga AHENSYANG IYAN” SA HUMAN TRAFFICKING AT MONKEY BUSINESS” PAG DATING SA ABROAD WLANG MGA EMPLOYER KONG SAAN2 NA LANG TINATAPON ANG MGA APPLIKANTE DITO AT HINDI NASUSUNOD ANG KONTRATA” MAY EBIDENSYA AKO DYAN”D2 SA COMPANYA KO MADAMING FILIPINO NA TINAPOS NA LANG ANG KONTRATA DAHIL KAPIT SA PATALIM” FOR SHORT HUMAN TRAFFICKING” PARANG MGA ALIPIN” PAG KINASO MO SA LABOR ANG ABOGADO LANG AT ARBITER ANG KIKITA”C JUAN DE LA CRUZ MAGUGUTOM SA KAKAHINTAY SA LOOB NG SAMPUNG TAON BAGO MAHUSGAHAN”50-50 PA PAGDATING SA SHERIFF ”ISANG BUWAYA NA NMAN”PERSONAL EXPERIENCE KO YAN!! NANALO NA SA KASO WALA KANG MASINGIL FOR ALMOST 10YEARS ANG KASO KO BILANG OFW’S” hay naku!!

      • Pork_Republik

        Yun nga, legal naman yun pag-papaalis sa mga workers natin kaso ang hindi maganda ginagamitin ng mga matatamis na ‘pangako’ habang nag-aaply pa lang sa agency.

        Kaya sa mga balak mag-abroad diyan na nagbabasa wag masilaw sa magagandang pangako ng mga agents.

        STICK YOUR LUCK on your expected basic salary and expect that that’s all you’ll get for the rest of your contract duration. You’ll survive better being an OFW with less stress for the next two years.

  • driftw00d

    passport fraud, eh kayo ang pasimuno ng fraud eh!
    yung first batch ng na release ng e-passport natatanggal ung tahi ng cover, pag pumapasok ka sa ibang bansa pinagsususpetyahan kang peke passport mo dahil na detached and cover sa mga pages sa loob. Two years mo pa lang ginagamit kelangan mo nang papalitan ng bago, hassle at gastos na naman. Kung hindi ba naman tahasang panloloko yan! bwiset!

  • doublecross

    ang dami d2 sa baguio, kaya pati tao, fraud na rin. means fake ang kumuha dun.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    What a laughable news releases. Philippines is still far behind to implement new technological innovations.

  • Ohmrey

    Eh kasi lahat na co-corrupt no wonder why even the passport hindi naka-ligtas!

  • http://z6.invisionfree.com/flipzi Flipzi

    KASAMA PO SA POVERTY ALLEVIATION STRATEGY ANG MAGANDA AT MABILIS NA SERBISYO NG DFA

    Dapat sa kada region may ONE -STOP SHOP kung saan ang OFW ay makakapagayos ng dokumento mula sa passport, nbi, nso, medical, authentications, pre-departure seminars at iba pa na kasama sa programa, para MAPADALI AT MATULUNGUNAN ANG MAHIHIRAP NA GUSTO MAKAPAGABROAD.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaganilla-Gella/100003610474613 Isaganilla Gella

    Abusado ang mga taga embassy ”FEELING NILA PURO SILA OPISYAL”KAKAPAL NG MUKHA” ITO NG AHENSYA NA LUBAK2 AT BUTAS2 NA DAAN”Kisa tulungan ang mga tumatakas sa walang hiyang amo ”sinisisi pa kahit gusto ng gahasain ng amo at binababoy…Sa halip na paaganin ang loob na may tagapanggol lalo pang nilulublub sa putik”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaganilla-Gella/100003610474613 Isaganilla Gella

    simulaan natin” ang BAYARAN;N,S,O ,LTO.DFA.NBI.MEDICAL.,TESDA.,RECRUITMENT AGENCY.POEA,PDOS,OWWA,PHILHEALTH,PAG-IBIG.SSS. ..PAGDATING MO SA ABROAD” PANIBAGO NA NMAN” SALARY DEDUCTION ,IQAMA,INSURANCE.MEDICAL ”CHARGE SAU LAHAT ‘YON” TPOS ANG SWELDO NASA KONTRATA 1,800SR NAGING 900SR…PAG-UWI MO IYO PA PAMASAHE… Isang linggo lang gutom nman ang pamilya ng pobre OFW’S…MGA BUHAY NA BAYANI KAMI!!!

  • kilabot

    human trafficking of ofw, servants of the world, is administration policy.
    if stopped, ph economy and politician comfortable lifestyle will crumble;
    the exodus continues, politicians will see to it.

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