- Monday, August 15, 2016
- By Ion Gonzaga
- 10 Comments
|The new sexy|
"Most likely," some of those who applied or renewed their passports last month could get the new e-passport, which is set to roll out ten days from now.
From minimal to visual.
The new passport features 44 graphically appealing pages printed with the country's famous landmarks including Vigan, Palawan, San Juanico Bridge, Malacanang, Mt. Pinatubo and Banawe Rice Terraces among others, using microprint UV watermarks (holograms) technology.
Lyrics of Lupang Hinirang, the national anthem, is spread dramatically across the pages.
Alibata, the ancient Filipino alphabet is also featured in the pages.
A fierce Philippine monkey-eating eagle graces the inner front page. Huge flag with the country's motto, Maka-Diyos, Maka-tao, Maka-Kalikasan, Maka-Bansa (For God, people, nature and country), derived from Panunumpa ng Katapatan sa Watawat ng Pilipinas, is printed at the second cover page.
|How many of us still know this by heart?|
|In contrary to the pawikan above, new application process promises to be faster.|
Because the Filipino is now global, this development is a bold move to remind us about our home traditions, culture and heritage. Very interesting indeed.
I'm sure you wouldn't want Kish exit stamps to fill your new passport, eh?
Photos from the specimen released by The Philippine Consulate Office Dubai.