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DFA says some 2012 e-passports found to be defective

The Department of Foreign Affairs said some e-passports it issued in 2012 are defective and urged holders to inform the agency if the ones they have happen to be so. In a report on Friday on "Balitanghali," the DFA said some e-passports issued last year by the DFA Office of Consular Affairs were of poor quality and whose pages easily tear when pulled off from their jackets. Affected e-passport holders should go to Philippine embassies or consulates for replacements, the DFA added. Also, it said holders should not try to fix the defective passports themselves because the act could be considered as tampering. — Gian C. Geronimo /LBG, GMA News