The Department of Justice (DOJ) has postponed new outbound travel guidelines for Filipinos, originally set to begin on September 3.
The announcement came after the Senate called for a delay to allow for public consultation and review.
Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla said the move aims to ensure "transparency and public consultation." Critics, including former Solicitor General Florin Hilgay, argue that the new rules infringe on the right to travel.
The DOJ emphasized that current travel and immigration rules will remain in effect until further notice. The delay allows for further review and stakeholder consultation.