Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar announced the printing of new passports that started on Monday, August 15. The new passports have an improved design that features the regions of the country and an upgraded microchip security feature to capture the personal data of the applicant, invisible UV fluorescent ink and thread, and elaborate design when subject to UV light.
At the back of the new passport, the Philippine eagle and the wings of the rare Philippine cockatoo will be seen. Then, the next pages will contain the words of the National Anthem and the preamble of the 1987 Constitution.
Inside the new passport, the pages will feature various landmarks in the country such as the Metro Manila skyline, the Mayon Volcano, and the Ifugao Rice Terraces, to name a few.
The APO Production Unit is tasked to produce the Philippine passports, and is a government owned and controlled corporation under the Presidential Communications Office.
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