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Green, Maroon MRP passports valid only until 2015

If you still have not switched to the e-Passport, do so ASAP or face the risk of not being allowed entry or exit to/from any country in the world.
The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has issued an announcement to all Filipino holders of any non-machine readable passports to get the new e-Passport because old passports will be phased out completely and will be unusable starting November 24, 2015.

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Philippine green passport validity and expiration date

Earlier this week, we wrote about getting the new, maroon-colored machine readable passports (MRP) because the old green passports will soon become unusable.
There are a lot of rumors going on about the validity date of the current green passports (including the email currently circulating saying by January 2010, they cannot anymore be used) but unfortunately, we have not heard any official word yet from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
I asked my friend working at the DFA to confirm, once and for all, what the actual rule is.  I also called the DFA office in Manila and this is what we found out:

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