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07/12/2018: PH EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON COMPLETES 15 CONSULAR MISSIONS IN 2018

PRESS RELEASE
WDC-83-2018
07 December 2018

Jacksonville, Florida – Consul Katrina Borja-Martin, Consular Assistant Severina Dela Cruz and Collecting Officer Napoleon Estimada review and process the documents submitted by consular clients. The consular team conducted the outreach mission on 7-8 August 2018. They processed 337 passport, civil registration, dual citizenship and legalization applications.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. conducted its 15th and final consular mission for the year with a visit of a consular team to Miami, Florida on 16-17 November 2018. The team rendered a total of 232 passport services to Filipinos from the cities of Miami, Orlando and Pensacola in Florida as well as from the neighboring state of Georgia during this mission.

In 2018, the Embassy successfully provided over 5,100 consular services to Filipinos throughout its jurisdiction.

The Embassy visited various cities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia in the US mainland as well as Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and the Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands, and Bahamas in the Caribbean.

The consular team also conducted overseas voter (OV) registration as part of these missions. A total of 2,862 OV-related services were rendered.

Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez said the Embassy is slated to conduct similar outreach missions in 2019 in the cities of Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, and Pensacola in Florida, Nashville in Tennessee, Charleston in South Carolina, and Virginia Beach in Virginia in the US mainland.

Outside of the US, missions to the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos Islands are also in the pipeline. Details regarding these forthcoming visits will be available on the Embassy’s website and Facebook page before the end of the year.

“The consular outreach missions are held as part of the Embassy’s continuing efforts to bring the services closer to the people. I am hopeful that more missions will be scheduled with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Filipino communities in our jurisdiction,” Ambassador Romualdez said.

Aside from the District of Columbia, the Embassy has consular jurisdiction in the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia in the U.S. as well as over Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guadaloupe, Guantanamo Bay, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St. Barthelemy, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and U.S. Virgin Islands. ###

PHOTO RELEASE
WDC-184-2018
07 December 2018

Miami, Florida – Consular Assistants Virgilio Pasive, Jr. and Chester Glenn Semaña take the biometrics of 2 passport renewal applicants. The consular team held the mission on 16-17 November 2018. The team processed 232 passport applications.

PHOTO RELEASE
WDC-185-2018
07 December 2018

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – Overseas Voting VRM Operator Virgilio Pasive Jr., examines the accomplished COMELEC forms of overseas voting registrants. The Embassy team conducted the outreach mission on 12-13 September 2018. The team, led by Vice Consul Mylhyn Acosta, and accompanied by Welfare Officer Josephine Tobia, was able to register 175 overseas voters and process 171 passport applications and 45 OWWA memberships.