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04/04/2012: Over 500 Filipinos Apply for Passport Renewal in Tampa, Florida

04 April 2012, Washington, D.C.  The Consular team of the Philippine Embassy serviced over 500 applicants for passport renewals at its Consular Outreach Mission in Tampa, Florida, held at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center.  Additionally, 89 former Filipinos reacquired their Philippine citizenship and 266 Filipinos registered as Overseas Absentee Voters.

The outreach mission coincided with the annual Philippine Festival, which was held at the 10-acre Bayanihan Center.  The Center’s library served as the venue.  END