Category Archives: Government

Prohibited firecrackers during this holiday season

  The following firecrackers are forbidden during this holiday season. Piccolo Super Lolo Atomic Triangle Large Judas Belt Large Bawang Pillbox Bosa Goodbye Philippines Bin Laden Mother Rocket Lolo Thunder Coke in Can Pla-Pla Giant Whistle Bomb Kabasi Watusi   Punishment for possession of illegal or prohibited firecrackers: 6 months to 1 year imprisonment, Php20,000-Php30,000 fine, Cancellation of… Read More »

Ragay Polytechnic Skills Institute Inaugurated

TESDA Director General, Isidro S. Lapeña led the inauguration of the Ragay Polytechnic Skills Institute (RPSI) in Ragay, Camarines Sur, on December 8, 2018. The RPSI was formerly Camarines Sur Institute of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (CASIFMAS).   Ragay Polytechnic Skills Institute is a TESDA supervised school. Tesda will have direct administration and supervision over this school.  … Read More »

OFW need not secure online appointments to renew passports

OFWs are not required to secure online appointments to renew their passports. They can go to the nearest DFA Consular Office to have their passport applications processed.   Kayo po ba ay isang OFW at kailangan magrenew ng passport? Hindi niyo na po kailangan kumuha ng appointment online para magrenew. May special lane po para sa inyo sa… Read More »

What does the Red Ribbon Mean?

  What does the Red Ribbon Mean? Red Ribbon is the process of authenticating Philippine documents intended for use abroad.   The process of authenticating documents was previously under the Office of the President but is now transferred to the DFA’s Office of Consular Affairs.   Executive Order No.582 signed on December 24, 2006 transferred the process of… Read More »

Current Home Office of the DFA | Original ADB Headquarters

  On This Day, December 3, 1965, President Diosdado Macapagal laid the foundation stone of the Asian Development Bank Headquarters (ADB) on Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.   The said building which was inaugurated in 1972 is the current Home Office of the DFA, after the ADB moved to its new headquarters in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.