Flight chronicles of the backpacker Tutubi, with travelogues, pictures/photos/videos, travel guides, independent and honest reviews, affordable, recommended resorts and hotels (including inns, guesthouses, pension houses, lodges, hostels, condotels, bed and breakfast and other cheap accommodations), commuting guides, routes (sometimes street maps and GPS coordinates/waypoints) and driving directions to answer "how to get there" questions, information and tips on tourism, budget travel and living in Philippines, Exotic Asia and beyond!
Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.
More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
How to Apply Extension of Expired Passport (DFA Hotline and OFW)
As recently announced by the Department of Foreign Affairs, for people like Tutubi with expired passports of for those with expiring passports but need to travel, you can now apply for one year extension at the DFA-OCA on Macapagal Avenue in Pasay City.
Price of passport extension: Free (for applicants waiting for the release of new electronic passports (ePassports).
How to apply for passport extension? Just proceed to DFA-OCA and visit the Passport Director's Office (ground floor DFA-OCA) for assistance. This is particularly for Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and applicants with urgent or emergency circumstances.
For additional information, contact the DFA Hotline at telephone numbers +63.2.737.1000 and +63.2.556.0000, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tutubi is currently waiting for the release of his new passport he renewed in Paete, Laguna recently through the DFA Mobile Passporting service. His new passport will be released some time in June via DFA Lucena.