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More Than 500 Filipinos Served in Philippine Embassy – Tokyo Outreach

The Embassy Team assisted 516 applicants during the two-day outreach

The Embassy Team assisted 516 applicants during the two-day outreach

The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo served 516 Filipinos during a two-day consular outreach in Shizuoka Prefecture on 13 to 14 April 2019. The Embassy outreach team assisted 413 passport applicants, 103 applicants for other consular services, and 15 overseas voting inquiries.

The weekend outreach coincided with the 3rd Pistang Pinoy sa Shizuoka, an annual cultural festival held at Aobi Park in Shizuoka City organized by the Association of Pinoy Volunteers for Assistance (APIVA).

In a press interview on the sidelines of Pistang Pinoy on 14 April, Philippine Ambassador to Japan Jose C. Laurel V noted, “with almost 300,000 Filipinos spread over several Prefectures in Japan, it is important that we are proactive in ensuring that the Embassy’s quality service is within their reach.”

This is the first consular outreach the Embassy conducted in 2019. The Embassy will conduct outreaches in Miyagi, Gunma, Hokkaido, Nagano and Okinawa in the 2nd half of 2019.

This is the first consular outreach the Embassy conducted in 2019. The Embassy will conduct outreaches in Miyagi, Gunma, Hokkaido, Nagano and Okinawa in the 2nd half of 2019.

The 7-person team led by Consul General Robespierre Bolivar provided passport, notary, and civil registry, as well as processing of applications for National Bureau of Intelligence (NBI) clearances and consultations on other consular services and overseas voting. The team was composed of Frances Komesu, Amelia Clarissa Basilio, Orlando Manalo, Nicole Louie Ansalado, Jahrell Balaoro and Richard Roldan.

For the second half of 2019, we are scheduling outreach activities in Miyagi, Gunma, Hokkaido, Nagano and Okinawa Prefectures. These areas host, in total, 18,000 Filipinos and we want to assist as many of our kababayan as possible”, confirmed Consul General Bolivar.

This is the first consular outreach for the Embassy in 2019. There are more than 16,000 Filipinos living and working in Shizuoka Prefecture. The Prefecture hosts one of the largest Filipino communities in Eastern Japan.

The Embassy Team was composed of (seated L-R) Ms Amelia Clarissa Basilio, Consul General Robespierre Bolivar, Ms Frances Komesu, (standing L-R) Mr Richard Roldan, Mr Orlando Manalo, Mr Nicole Louie Ansalado, and Mr Jahrell Emman Ephraim Balaoro.

The Embassy Team was composed of (seated L-R) Ms Amelia Clarissa Basilio, Consul General Robespierre Bolivar, Ms Frances Komesu, (standing L-R) Mr Richard Roldan, Mr Orlando Manalo, Mr Nicole Louie Ansalado, and Mr Jahrell Emman Ephraim Balaoro.