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House panel to investigate DFA for issuing guidelines unfair to small travel agencies

Monday, July 30, 2012

House panel to investigate DFA for issuing guidelines unfair to small travel agencies


The House committee on foreign affairs is set to investigate the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)in connection with the alleged unfair guidelines  that would affect small travel agencies.

According to Rep. Rodante Marcoleta of Alagad party-list, the move to bar small travel agencies from providing passport services is unfair.

Marcoleta said he has been receiving more complaints from small travel agencies about the unfairness of the policy, especially after the DFA formalized and issued the new guidelines for travel agency accreditation last month without any consultation.

The new DFA guidelines gave travel agencies only up to the end of the year to offer passport assistance services to the public.

Marcoleta filed House Resolution 2456 on May 20 directing the committee on foreign affairs to conduct the inquiry to get into the bottom of the DFA directive following the complaints from small travel agencies..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/metro-section/item/2203-house-panel-to-investigate-dfa-for-issuing-guidelines-unfair-to-small-travel-agencies

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