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LIST: 63 countries where Filipinos can travel visa-free

By Aika Rey/rappler.com – Are you looking for the next country to visit in 2018? Good news: Philippine passport holders can now travel to 63 countries and territories visa-free! This makes the Philippines rank 72nd out of 199 passports according to Henley and Partners’ latest Visa Restrictions Index for Read more »

Taiwan approves visa-free status for Filipinos

By Anthony Q. Esguerra/inquirer.net – Filipinos may soon travel to Taiwan without paying visa fees after the Taiwanese government approved visa-free privileges for Philippine nationals. Taiwan Premier Lai Ching-te has approved the plan to give visa-free status to citizens of the Philippines, according to a report from state-owned Central Read more »

Why I’m proud of my Philippine passport

By Kach Medina/rappler.com – Having read a lot of articles lately surrounding the so-called limitations of having a Philippine passport, I’ve seen way too many comments like, “Oh, we only rank number 69 in the world for free entries and can only visit 58 out of 218 countries!” I think Read more »

Pinoy visits 118 Rizal monuments in PHL

By Xianne Arcangel/VC, GMA News – 118 and counting. Ginno Jaralve has made it his life’s goal to visit all of Jose Rizal’s statues in the Philippines and around the world. Jaralve proudly shared the photos of he has taken of himself beside Rizal’s different monuments in a Read more »

Roaming the African, Er, Philippine Plains

By Alex Frew McMillan/nytimes.com – The scene is familiar to anyone who has been on safari in eastern or southern Africa. Giraffes amble from tall tree to tall tree, nibbling away at tiny leaves. Zebras graze the short grass, their heads bent low. There are deer in the distance, and Read more »

US Embassy: No need to ‘say cheese’ for US visa pics

Most Filipinos are known to love having their photos taken and with a full smile at that. However, the United States Embassy in Manila said for those who are applying for a US visa, it would be better to have a neutral expression on their photos. In an Read more »

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