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Law Extending Validity of Philippine Passports to 10 Years (Republic Act No. 10928; full text)

(Today, 2 August 2017, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed a new law, Republic Act No. 10928, extending the validity of Philippine passports from 5 years to 10 years. The full text of the law is reproduced below.)

Republic Act No. 10928

An Act Extending the Validity of Philippine Passports, Amending for the Purpose Section 10 of Republic Act No. 8239, Otherwise Known as the “Philippine Passport Act of 1996”, and for Other Purposes

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Can a Married Woman Change the Surname Used in a Philippine Passport?

A passport, in general, is an official document of identity and nationality issued to a person intending to travel or sojourn in foreign countries. A “Philippine passport,” on the other hand, is a document certifying to the Philippine citizenship of the holder in use for travel purposes. Passport means a document issued by the Philippine government to its citizens and requesting other governments to allow its citizens to pass safely and freely, and in case of need to give him/her all lawful aid and protection. Continue reading