What is the red ribbon from DFA and why do you need it if your a Filipino I bet your asking.. well I was earlier asking the same question as I came across the red ribbon by accident but its something mainly taken in by foreign countries as “proof” your documents are in order. General paperwork such as your birth certificate, marriage certificate are all valid inside the Philippines but upon wanting or needing to go/work abroad you will likely be requested to submit your papers and they will expect it to have a red ribbon similar to the one in the photograph.
Now the bad bit appears now as you have to go to Manila as far as I am aware to get it processed by the DFA. Which you can either do yourself or get a travel agent to do but travel agents are charging over P1,500 per document (yes each!) to process. May work out cheaper in the long run as no doubt they have a knowledge of getting things done at the office but will still take around 3 weeks to arrive.
Just thought I would make others aware of this incase they had documents that needed to be processed for partners looking to work abroad as well as any OFW’s.