Consular offices hold outreach services

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TAMPA (Apr 16) — During the 14th Annual Philippine Festival on April 3-5, the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC, headed by Consul General Domingo Nolasco, came here to conduct its consular outreach program.  He and other members of his team: Consular Assistants Silverio Manguerra, Janet Falsis and Joey Macatula; and Finance Officer Lyrie Fulgencio were able to process 224 applications for machine readable passports and registered 216 overseas absentee voters.

The Festival, which was organized by the Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. (PCFI) and held at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center, also gave gthe opportunity to Consul General Nolasco to administer the oath of allegiance of 105 naturalized Americans who re-acquired their Philippine citizenship.  Prior to the oath-taking, the Consul General briefed the participants and their families on the benefits of dual citizenship, including the right to vote as absentee voters.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Consul General in New York has announced its next scheduled outreach in Atlantic City, New Jersey on April 25, 2009.  It will be held at Wandy Restaurant on 135 S. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401.  The contact person at that place is Mrs. Mary Ann Sese.

A consular team will be able to provide services on passport processing, processing of dual citizenship and legislation of documents, registration as Overseas Absentee Voter for the 2010 Philippine Presidential Elections or any of its regular Consular services.

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