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Thursday, February 02, 2017

DFA SECRETARY YASAY VOWS TO ADDRESS ANOMALY IN PASSPORT PRINTING

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr, vowed to pursue the alleged passport printing anomaly and bring it immediately to President Duterte's attention for appropriate action.  DFA SECRETARY YASAY VOWS TO ADDRESS ANOMALY IN PASSPORT PRINTING         “During the previous administration, the printing of our e-passports was transferred from the BSP to a government controlled agency known as APO that did not have the capability, the equipment or expertise to print this passport,” Yasay said. This clearly explain why the e-passports are taking a very unreasonable time to be printed. They gave the job to the wrong people. The Secretary said that he had attempted to stop the anomaly by urging the Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (BSP) to take the job back  but, to his surprise, the BSP refused to do so.          Last year, a graft case has been filed by the Anti-Trapo Movement (ATM), an anti corruption watchdog, against the two former DFA Secretaries Alberto Romulo and Albert del Rosario, together with other DFA  and BSP personnels who served under the two previous administrations. Romulo was Foreign Affairs Secretary from August 2005 to February 2011 while Del Rosario held the post from February 2011 to March 2016.  In a statement by the ATM, they said that,   “The Department of Foreign Affairs and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas be made to explain why a total of P1.625 Billion of sparse and limited taxpayers' money has been spent by the DFA/BSP on the E-Passport project since early 2011, when the Machine Readable Passport/Visa (MRP/V) Project would have entailed absolutely no cost in terms of taxpayers' money.”    The group said that the supposed e-passport production anomalies continued under former DFA Secretary del Rosario, awarding the  negotiated contract  to APO Production Unit, which has no track record on printing security documents such as the Philippine Passport, and said to be using an outdated  and cheap printing equipments.   Yasay said he already informed President Duterte about the matter--his plans and actions.  “First and foremost, I would like that private entity to be liable to us. Once an agreement is signed to this effect, then I can sit down with them and deal with these specific problems that we are now facing and if it cannot be fixed at least I have a recourse against them,” he said.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr, vowed to pursue the alleged passport printing anomaly and bring it immediately to President Duterte's attention for appropriate action.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr, vowed to pursue the alleged passport printing anomaly and bring it immediately to President Duterte's attention for appropriate action.  DFA SECRETARY YASAY VOWS TO ADDRESS ANOMALY IN PASSPORT PRINTING         “During the previous administration, the printing of our e-passports was transferred from the BSP to a government controlled agency known as APO that did not have the capability, the equipment or expertise to print this passport,” Yasay said. This clearly explain why the e-passports are taking a very unreasonable time to be printed. They gave the job to the wrong people. The Secretary said that he had attempted to stop the anomaly by urging the Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (BSP) to take the job back  but, to his surprise, the BSP refused to do so.          Last year, a graft case has been filed by the Anti-Trapo Movement (ATM), an anti corruption watchdog, against the two former DFA Secretaries Alberto Romulo and Albert del Rosario, together with other DFA  and BSP personnels who served under the two previous administrations. Romulo was Foreign Affairs Secretary from August 2005 to February 2011 while Del Rosario held the post from February 2011 to March 2016.  In a statement by the ATM, they said that,   “The Department of Foreign Affairs and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas be made to explain why a total of P1.625 Billion of sparse and limited taxpayers' money has been spent by the DFA/BSP on the E-Passport project since early 2011, when the Machine Readable Passport/Visa (MRP/V) Project would have entailed absolutely no cost in terms of taxpayers' money.”    The group said that the supposed e-passport production anomalies continued under former DFA Secretary del Rosario, awarding the  negotiated contract  to APO Production Unit, which has no track record on printing security documents such as the Philippine Passport, and said to be using an outdated  and cheap printing equipments.   Yasay said he already informed President Duterte about the matter--his plans and actions.  “First and foremost, I would like that private entity to be liable to us. Once an agreement is signed to this effect, then I can sit down with them and deal with these specific problems that we are now facing and if it cannot be fixed at least I have a recourse against them,” he said.









“During the previous administration, the printing of our e-passports was transferred from the BSP to a government controlled agency known as APO that did not have the capability, the equipment or expertise to print this passport,” Yasay said.
This clearly explain why the e-passports are taking a very unreasonable time to be printed. They gave the job to the wrong people.
The Secretary said that he had attempted to stop the anomaly by urging the Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (BSP) to take the job back  but, to his surprise, the BSP refused to do so.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr, vowed to pursue the alleged passport printing anomaly and bring it immediately to President Duterte's attention for appropriate action.  DFA SECRETARY YASAY VOWS TO ADDRESS ANOMALY IN PASSPORT PRINTING         “During the previous administration, the printing of our e-passports was transferred from the BSP to a government controlled agency known as APO that did not have the capability, the equipment or expertise to print this passport,” Yasay said. This clearly explain why the e-passports are taking a very unreasonable time to be printed. They gave the job to the wrong people. The Secretary said that he had attempted to stop the anomaly by urging the Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (BSP) to take the job back  but, to his surprise, the BSP refused to do so.          Last year, a graft case has been filed by the Anti-Trapo Movement (ATM), an anti corruption watchdog, against the two former DFA Secretaries Alberto Romulo and Albert del Rosario, together with other DFA  and BSP personnels who served under the two previous administrations. Romulo was Foreign Affairs Secretary from August 2005 to February 2011 while Del Rosario held the post from February 2011 to March 2016.  In a statement by the ATM, they said that,   “The Department of Foreign Affairs and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas be made to explain why a total of P1.625 Billion of sparse and limited taxpayers' money has been spent by the DFA/BSP on the E-Passport project since early 2011, when the Machine Readable Passport/Visa (MRP/V) Project would have entailed absolutely no cost in terms of taxpayers' money.”    The group said that the supposed e-passport production anomalies continued under former DFA Secretary del Rosario, awarding the  negotiated contract  to APO Production Unit, which has no track record on printing security documents such as the Philippine Passport, and said to be using an outdated  and cheap printing equipments.   Yasay said he already informed President Duterte about the matter--his plans and actions.  “First and foremost, I would like that private entity to be liable to us. Once an agreement is signed to this effect, then I can sit down with them and deal with these specific problems that we are now facing and if it cannot be fixed at least I have a recourse against them,” he said.











Last year, a graft case has been filed by the Anti-Trapo Movement (ATM), an anti corruption watchdog, against the two former DFA Secretaries Alberto Romulo and Albert del Rosario, together with other DFA  and BSP personnels who served under the two previous administrations.
Romulo was Foreign Affairs Secretary from August 2005 to February 2011 while Del Rosario held the post from February 2011 to March 2016. 
In a statement by the ATM, they said that,

 “The Department of Foreign Affairs and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas be made to explain why a total of P1.625 Billion of sparse and limited taxpayers' money has been spent by the DFA/BSP on the E-Passport project since early 2011, when the Machine Readable Passport/Visa (MRP/V) Project would have entailed absolutely no cost in terms of taxpayers' money.” 
The group said that the supposed e-passport production anomalies continued under former DFA Secretary del Rosario, awarding the  negotiated contract  to APO Production Unit, which has no track record on printing security documents such as the Philippine Passport, and said to be using an outdated  and cheap printing equipments.


Yasay said he already informed President Duterte about the matter--his plans and actions.


“First and foremost, I would like that private entity to be liable to us. Once an agreement is signed to this effect, then I can sit down with them and deal with these specific problems that we are now facing and if it cannot be fixed at least I have a recourse against them,” he said.


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5 comments:

Alily Guangco said...
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Cecilia Manlangit said...

Sayang Im turning 47 this coming april.. is there any job opportunity for me? Kahit factory worker or gardener..I am a mother of two children now lang ako nakapag lakas ng loob mag apply since hindi na masyadong alagain ang mga anak ko..

goldenlion said...

Yun din ba ang reason bakit may mga agents na tinatawag who fix schedules in filing passport? Kung agaent ang magpafile mabilis makukuha, just few days, but kung ang pipila ay yun mismong magaapply ng passport magaappoinment pa and 2 months bago marelease !!

Nerilyn Mari said...

Hi mam/sir. Im x abroad. Where is the loc. Of your agency? Tinawagan ko po yung no. Nansinend niyo dito but suddenly cannot be reach siya. Hopefully you will comment on my post. Thank you so much. God bless!

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