DFA passport maker runs off with all data

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edited January 14 in Local and Foreign Issues
In Otherwords, palpak si cayetano. kaya pala tahimik ngayon si Conehead. sya ang dating dfa chip, remember.

Passport renewal affected

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is requiring some of those renewing their passports to bring their birth certificates as its previous outsourced passport maker “took away” all its applicants’ data, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said. 

“We are rebuilding our files from scratch because previous outsourced passport maker took all the data when contract (was) terminated,” Locsin said in his personal Twitter account on Wednesday in response to queries of some netizens.

“Because previous contractor got pissed when terminated it made off with data. We did nothing about it or couldn’t because we were in the wrong. It won’t happen again. Passports pose national security issues and cannot be kept back by private entities. Data belongs to the state,” he said in another post.

DFA Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said applicants renewing brown or green passports or maroon machine-readable passports are required to submit birth certificates.

“We need to capture and store the document in our database as we no longer have the physical copy of the document,” Cato said.

Before the country transitioned to the e-passport, the DFA required the submission of physical copies of birth certificates and marriage contracts, he said.

Locsin said the DFA will also come up with a system which will record unanswered calls from the public.

The DFA secretary said the agency has been doubling its efforts to hasten passport issuance.

“Nobody in their right mind and good manners deliberately delays issuing passports or any requirement. What for?” he said.

In a Twitter exchange with an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who encountered a problem renewing his passport last week, Locsin questioned why it is necessary for applicants to submit their birth certificates when renewing their passports.

“Isn’t the expired passport sufficient ID? How many times do you have to prove you are what the State declared you are in the expired passports?” he said, directing the question to Cato.

Since his appointment as DFA secretary in October last year, Locsin, a former journalist and lawmaker, has been using Twitter to address the concerns of the public.


Read more at https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/01/12/1884444/dfa-passport-maker-runs-all-data?fbclid=IwAR3swrt4fIf6GL3yNYwtu6kbUmxV_GzUu8oTbcy5Lr_HELFWje9_8Z6hjm8#v4wR2Y2W581B6zjV.99
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  • BeerhandBopBeerhandBop I Am WHIP PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    the funny thing is.. pag this happened under pnoy, nagwawala na yung mga ofw and countrymen dahil sa kapalpakan ng administrasyon. 

    pero under tatay digong.. parang wala lang nangyari. double standards?

    mga ka DDS paki explain. 

    lalo na yung mga ofw, mahal padin nila si tatay digong! lol

  • trantadongpinoytrantadongpinoy Member PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    edited January 12
    ano ang kinalaman ni cayetano o sino mang nakaupong dfa secretary sa asal ng contractor?  tinakbo nila ang govt /confidential data e di habulin ng gobyerno.  

    huwag kang gumawa ng issue para lang magmukhang masama si cayetano.   fyi ayoko din kay cayetano pero wala ka sa lugar 



    at may point din si locsin. bakit kailangan mag present ULIT ng birth cert kapag magrereneew?  redundancy yan.  katangahan na yan
  • BeerhandBopBeerhandBop I Am WHIP PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    dahil contract ni cayetano yung previous supplier. dahil sya ang dfa secretary. 

    also look at cayetano's greatness! we have PAMI!! 
  • buddywbuddyw Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    DFA Chief: Private contractor ran off with passport data

    Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 12) —A private contractor has ran off with public data, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) chief said Saturday.

    In a Twitter thread discussing passport renewals, DFA Secretary Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin Jr. said that a terminated contractor has allegedly taken government data before leaving.

    "Because previous contractor got pissed when terminated it made off with data. We did nothing about it or couldn't because we were in the wrong. It won't happen again," Locsin said on twitter.



  • gotta lick itgotta lick it Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited January 13
    ano ang kinalaman ni cayetano o sino mang nakaupong dfa secretary sa asal ng contractor?  tinakbo nila ang govt /confidential data e di habulin ng gobyerno.  

    huwag kang gumawa ng issue para lang magmukhang masama si cayetano.   fyi ayoko din kay cayetano pero wala ka sa lugar 



    at may point din si locsin. bakit kailangan mag present ULIT ng birth cert kapag magrereneew?  redundancy yan.  katangahan na yan
    knowing the Cayetanos, HE MIGHT HAVE ASKED FOR A BIG COMMISSION for the CONTRACT and ASKED for MORE before LEAVING HIS DFA POST.


    lumang style na iyan ni Rene Cayetano.


    buddyw said:

    DFA Chief: Private contractor ran off with passport data

    Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 12) —A private contractor has ran off with public data, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) chief said Saturday.

    In a Twitter thread discussing passport renewals, DFA Secretary Teodoro "Teddy Boy" Locsin Jr. said that a terminated contractor has allegedly taken government data before leaving.

    "Because previous contractor got pissed when terminated it made off with data. We did nothing about it or couldn't because we were in the wrong. It won't happen again," Locsin said on twitter.

    who are "WE?"



    was the contract approved by Locsin or Cayetano? does this mean the DFA will be cleansing its ranks too??
  • mimigsmimigs Member PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    edited January 13
    January 15, 2015 pa pala na terminate yung contractor eh lol

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1708757496056644&id=1631056513826743

    Your'e welcome guys
  • buddywbuddyw Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Former DFA chief Yasay sheds light on passport data breach


    MANILA, Philippines — Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay shed some light on the “passport mess” and called for a thorough investigation of the matter.

    In a Facebook post, also shared by current Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Twitter, Yasay said he believed that requiring “th already harassed and exasperated applicant to bring their birth certificates and other supporting documents for the renewal of their passports because the outsourced passport producer allegedly took all the data when its contract was unduly terminated, is most likely only part of the whole true story” that Locsin was being informed about by “certain DFA officials involved in the passport mess.”

    Yasay said this after Locsin revealed that a former outsourced passport contractor “took all” the data after its contract was terminated.

    To provide some background, Yasay said that on Aug. 1, 2006, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the DFA had entered a memorandum of agreement (MOA) covering the procurement and centralized production of machine readable electronic passports (MREPs) in compliance with the standards required by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

    To implement its obligations under the MOA, the BSP awarded, through bidding, the main part of the project to Francois-Charles Oberthur Fiduciare (FCOF) of France through its office in Makati, Yasay noted.

    However, he said that on Oct. 5, 2015, the DFA awarded the production of a new electronic passport system to APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), which is a government printing facility, without bidding on condition that no part of the contract can be subcontracted or assigned to a private printer.

    This happened even as the MREPs produced by FCOF continued to be fully compliant with the standards of ICAO.

    “In stark violation of this condition, APUI engaged the services of the United Graphic Expression Corporation (UGEC) for the production of the new E-passports,” Yasay said.

    “At my instance as SFA [Secretary of Foreign Affairs] then, the President during the 12th Cabinet Meeting on February 7, 2017, directed me and the Secretary of Finance to discuss with the (BSP) the transfer back to the latter the printing of the MREPs. The BSP refused to budge from its previous stand,” Yasay said.

    Yasay, appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte, served as DFA secretary from June 2016 until March 2017.

    He further explained that on Feb. 10, 2017, chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo determined that the assignment of the passport printing services to UGEC “was illegal.”

    Panelo, according to the former DFA chief, had “demanded that all rights over all the personal data, source code, data center and other information relating to the performance of the E-passport printing services unlawfully subcontracted to UGEC be reconveyed to the DFA or be acknowledged to be exclusively owned and controled by the DFA.”

    “Upon information and belief, it appears that UGEC which continues the illegal production of the E-passports has not complied,” Yasay said.

    Meanwhile, he noted that he was sharing his personal knowledge “about this passport mess” to help Locsin and the government in undertaking “a thorough investigation to ensure that the past mistakes and wrongful actions of certain DFA officials in connivance with other officials of other government agencies and even in Congress regarding the problem at hand will not be repeated.”

    “Under the present scheme of things, the DFA cannot hold UGEC accountable for any breach or screw up in the printing of the E-passport,” he said.

    “Indeed this matter should be thoroughly investigated without any political bias or cover-up so that the whole truth, which the public deserves will be exposed,” he added. /atm



  • BeerhandBopBeerhandBop I Am WHIP PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    "January 15, 2015 pa pala na terminate yung contractor eh lol

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1708757496056644&id=1631056513826743

    Your'e welcome guys"


    eto nanamang kaDDS o. after the 2015 contract wala na bang ibang contractor yung passport?

    remember yung scheduling mess ni cayetano? binenta sa mga travel agencies yung mga appointment slots? that was clearly under peter peter peter cayetano wasn't it? 

    galing a. 2015 naalala mo. yung 2016 to 2018 di mo maalala? Lawlzies. 


  • mimigsmimigs Member PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    edited January 13
    Scheduling mess is now fixed, thanks.

    Sakit makuryente ulit nu? You can cry now
  • IronHandofJusticeIronHandofJustice Member PEx Expert ⭐⭐⭐⭐
    Dapat kasuhan ang contractor at iterminate ang mga incharge sa DFA tungkol dito.
  • mimigsmimigs Member PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    edited January 13

    'I will autopsy the yellows': Locsin vows to identify people behind passport mess

    In an earlier tweet,  said the issue on the data loss began during the administration of former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and "got worse" under former President's Benigno Aquino III's term.

    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary warned that he will "autopsy" the "yellow crowd" over the incident.

    "I will autopsy the yellows who did the passport deal alive. This is called evisceration," he said.

    Yellow is associated with the Liberal Party, led by Aquino, whose members are known critics of President Rodrigo Duterte.


    http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2019/01/13/teodoro-teddy-boy-locisn-dfa-passport-mess-yellows.html

    Fake news ka bhb lol
  • buddywbuddyw Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Here is the timeline of events according to Yasay:


    In a series of tweets on Saturday, January 12, Locsin said the problem started at the DFA under then-president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and "got worse" during the time of Arroyo's successor, Benigno Aquino III.

    Here is the timeline of events according to Yasay:

    August 1, 2006: The DFA and BSP signed a memorandum of agreement covering the procurement and centralized production of machine-readable electronic pasports (MREPs) in compliance with standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization. The BSP held a bidding process and granted the "main part" of the project to FCOF.


    October 5, 2015: While FCOF continued to fulfill its duties under its contract with the BSP, the DFA awarded another contract to APUI for the production of e-passports, but it did not go through the bidding process. The deal with APUI stated that production cannot be subcontracted nor assigned to a private printer. But APUI still engaged the printing services of UGEC, in "stark violation" of this condition.


    February 7, 2017: Duterte ordered Yasay and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III to talk to BSP and discuss bringing back the responsibility of printing the MREPs to the BSP. The BSP "refused to budge."

    February 10, 2017: Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said the assignment of passport printing services to UGEC was "illegal." Panelo "demanded" that all rights over personal data, source code, data center, and other information relating to the e-passport printing services be reconveyed to the DFA.

    "Upon information and belief, it appears that UGEC which continues the illegal production of the e-passports has not complied," said Yasay.

    In the same breath, the former DFA chief said the DFA "cannot hold UGEC accountable for any breach or screwup in the printing of the e-passport."

    "I am sharing my personal knowledge about this passport mess, to help Secretary Locsin and the government undertake a thorough investigation to ensure that the past mistakes and wrongful actions of certain DFA officials in connivance with other officials of other government agencies and even in Congress regarding the problem at hand will not be repeated," said Yasay. 







  • trantadongpinoytrantadongpinoy Member PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    "January 15, 2015 pa pala na terminate yung contractor eh lol

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1708757496056644&id=1631056513826743

    Your'e welcome guys"


    eto nanamang kaDDS o. after the 2015 contract wala na bang ibang contractor yung passport?

    remember yung scheduling mess ni cayetano? binenta sa mga travel agencies yung mga appointment slots? that was clearly under peter peter peter cayetano wasn't it? 

    galing a. 2015 naalala mo. yung 2016 to 2018 di mo maalala? Lawlzies. 


    TS kung ano ano ang pinagsasabi mo. sinasabotahe mo ang sarili mong sinulid lol.

    magresearch ka muna bago ka magbukas ng sinulid. basahin mo mga.sagot ng pexers. nagmuka kang ewan.  gusto mo lang tirahin si cayetano smh tsk tsk tsk
  • BeerhandBopBeerhandBop I Am WHIP PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    "Upon information and belief, it appears that UGEC which continues the illegal production of the E-passports has not complied," Yasay said.

    He said UGEC cannot be held "accountable for any breach or screw up in the printing of the [e-passports]" under the current "scheme of things.""



    nope. seems to me that alan peter's name is just being taken out of the mess. :)


  • alchemistofophiralchemistofophir Christian Communist PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited January 13
    pwede namang yung old passport lang ang requirement kasi given na ginawa yung old passport with all the supporting documents (birthcertificate/etc.). timbrehan na lang ang NSO, provided na nadigitized na yung mga details ng birth certificate para i link lang sa database ng DFA.

    at kahit sa new passport applicants, parang yung mga dati na noong first time applicants sila. dala ng supporting documents, etc. walang kaso.

    so bakit naging news ito?

    lel.

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  • knorrknorr 8anned by Abmin PExer
    edited January 13
    ^Basa basa kung may time -------------------------------> B)

  • mimigsmimigs Member PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Maipilit lang bhb youre a fraud lol
  • alchemistofophiralchemistofophir Christian Communist PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited January 13
    knorr said:
    ^Basa basa kung may time -------------------------------> B)

    sh1tter kang mang kaknorr ka, saan ba nakakakuha ng certified [copy] birthcertificate?

    last check ko sa NSO.

    ano ba pagkakaiba ng "original" birthcertificate sa birth certificate sa NSO?

    yung una pwede mong iclaim as original kahit peke. yung nasa NSO, yung copya ng birthcertificate mong original noong ipinanganak ka na nakaregister sa Gobyerno.

    Outsourced ba ang NSO?

    at sinesequester ba ng DFA ang original birth certificate mo pag pinapasa mo sa kanila? last time nagrenew ako ng passport, xerox at patunay lang ng attorney na certified na xerox copy. o kaya pag xinerox mo sa mismong embassy, tanggap lang nila, xerox. sa yo pa rin yung orig mo.

    lel.

    isip at pati mga meme mo, basura.

    so ano na?



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  • knorrknorr 8anned by Abmin PExer
    edited January 13
    Basa basa kung may time -------------------> B) :o
    Por Ur Ays Onli ----------------> B)
    In Otherwords, palpak si cayetano. kaya pala tahimik ngayon si Conehead. sya ang dating dfa chip, remember.

    Passport renewal affected

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is requiring some of those renewing their passports to bring their birth certificates as its previous outsourced passport maker “took away” all its applicants’ data, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said. 

    “We are rebuilding our files from scratch because previous outsourced passport maker took all the data when contract (was) terminated,” Locsin said in his personal Twitter account on Wednesday in response to queries of some netizens.

    “Because previous contractor got pissed when terminated it made off with data. We did nothing about it or couldn’t because we were in the wrong. It won’t happen again. Passports pose national security issues and cannot be kept back by private entities. Data belongs to the state,” he said in another post.

    DFA Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said applicants renewing brown or green passports or maroon machine-readable passports are required to submit birth certificates.

    “We need to capture and store the document in our database as we no longer have the physical copy of the document,” Cato said.

    Before the country transitioned to the e-passport, the DFA required the submission of physical copies of birth certificates and marriage contracts, he said.

    Locsin said the DFA will also come up with a system which will record unanswered calls from the public.

    The DFA secretary said the agency has been doubling its efforts to hasten passport issuance.

    “Nobody in their right mind and good manners deliberately delays issuing passports or any requirement. What for?” he said.

    In a Twitter exchange with an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who encountered a problem renewing his passport last week, Locsin questioned why it is necessary for applicants to submit their birth certificates when renewing their passports.

    “Isn’t the expired passport sufficient ID? How many times do you have to prove you are what the State declared you are in the expired passports?” he said, directing the question to Cato.

    Since his appointment as DFA secretary in October last year, Locsin, a former journalist and lawmaker, has been using Twitter to address the concerns of the public.


    Read more at https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/01/12/1884444/dfa-passport-maker-runs-all-data?fbclid=IwAR3swrt4fIf6GL3yNYwtu6kbUmxV_GzUu8oTbcy5Lr_HELFWje9_8Z6hjm8#v4wR2Y2W581B6zjV.99

  • alchemistofophiralchemistofophir Christian Communist PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited January 13
    knorr said:
    Basa basa kung may time -------------------> B) :o
    Por Ur Ays Onli ----------------> B)
    In Otherwords, palpak si cayetano. kaya pala tahimik ngayon si Conehead. sya ang dating dfa chip, remember.

    Passport renewal affected

    MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is requiring some of those renewing their passports to bring their birth certificates as its previous outsourced passport maker “took away” all its applicants’ data, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said. 

    “We are rebuilding our files from scratch because previous outsourced passport maker took all the data when contract (was) terminated,” Locsin said in his personal Twitter account on Wednesday in response to queries of some netizens.

    “Because previous contractor got pissed when terminated it made off with data. We did nothing about it or couldn’t because we were in the wrong. It won’t happen again. Passports pose national security issues and cannot be kept back by private entities. Data belongs to the state,” he said in another post.

    DFA Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said applicants renewing brown or green passports or maroon machine-readable passports are required to submit birth certificates.

    “We need to capture and store the document in our database as we no longer have the physical copy of the document,” Cato said.

    Before the country transitioned to the e-passport, the DFA required the submission of physical copies of birth certificates and marriage contracts, he said.

    Locsin said the DFA will also come up with a system which will record unanswered calls from the public.

    The DFA secretary said the agency has been doubling its efforts to hasten passport issuance.

    “Nobody in their right mind and good manners deliberately delays issuing passports or any requirement. What for?” he said.

    In a Twitter exchange with an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who encountered a problem renewing his passport last week, Locsin questioned why it is necessary for applicants to submit their birth certificates when renewing their passports.

    “Isn’t the expired passport sufficient ID? How many times do you have to prove you are what the State declared you are in the expired passports?” he said, directing the question to Cato.

    Since his appointment as DFA secretary in October last year, Locsin, a former journalist and lawmaker, has been using Twitter to address the concerns of the public.


    Read more at https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/01/12/1884444/dfa-passport-maker-runs-all-data?fbclid=IwAR3swrt4fIf6GL3yNYwtu6kbUmxV_GzUu8oTbcy5Lr_HELFWje9_8Z6hjm8#v4wR2Y2W581B6zjV.99

    yung lumang passport mo, ginawa base sa documento na nasa kanila.

    so yung lumang passport mo lang kelangan para marenew ang passport mo, kasi nga, ginawa base sa documento na dating nasa kanila.

    so paano mareremejohan ang "nawalang" birth certificate? link nyo sa NSO. 2019 na ngayon. hindi 1950s.

    may picture naman, buong pangalan, birth day naman sa passport diba? at obvious naman pag tinatamper di ba? at may security checks naman sa passport pag tinatamper di ba?

    kasi 2019 na, hindi 1950s na yung mga computers na 128 kilobytes ang memory ay singlaki ng mga factories.

    ano ka ngayon, mang kaknorr sh1tter ka?


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