A British consulting firm, Henley & Partners, revealed that the Philippine passport now ranks as the 80th most powerful globally.
The Henley Passport Index: Q3 2022 Global Ranking, indicates the Philippine passport has 67th rank from its 82nd spot in the same period last year, with its access to 66 destinations in the world. It shares the same rank with Cape Verde Islands and Uganda.
Japan ranks first with its visa-free access to 193 destinations. Singapore and South Korea, with visa-exempt status in 192 places, trail behind as the second most powerful passport in the world.
The Henley Passport Index updates its list quarterly and ranks passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa.
The index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association.