Saturday, February 15, 2014

Mobile Passporting in Aklan, called for by the Provincial Council to the DFA

Written by Gloria Villas

Members of the Provincial Council of Aklan agreed to request to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for the province  to have a mobile passporting unit.

According to Atty. Plaridel Morania, author of the said ordinance proposed during SP Aklan’s 5th regular session on Wednesday, this is for the ease of Aklanons and those from neighboring provinces who wish to apply and work abroad.

Morania added that the project is another way of helping the residents acquire a passport faster as applicants won’t be tired going back to the DFA’s main office, and they can also save fare and food money.

Meanwhile, Morania said that the province has previously passed a resolution on this but that the DFA has not given it attention.

He also said that if granted, applicants will no longer be spending a lot of money on the processing of their travel documents.

The said mobile passport processing has gained positive feedbacks from different areas where there is no need to go the DFA to apply for a passport.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

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