Extended Philippine Passport Validity

The Philippine Passport will be valid for 10 years starting January 1, 2018. This order was signed by Allan Peter Cayetano last October 26, 2017. For minors, passport validity is up to 5 years. The same fee remains for renewal. So, if you are having a hard time getting an appointment online and are not in a rush in getting a passport, might as well wait for the opening of January appointments.