Over 600 Filipinos Served by Embassy-led Outreach During 2-Day Philippine Festival in Tokyo

An outreach activity organized by the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo served more than 600 Filipinos from 30 November to 01 December 2019 at the Yoyogi Park in Tokyo, Japan.

Filipinos were able to avail themselves of services from the Pag-IBIG Fund and Social Security System (SSS), as well as National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance application, PhilHealth membership registration, the Philippine Embassy’s Philippine Overseas Labor Office and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration POLO-OWWA Tokyo and Consular Section consultations during the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) Caravan led by the Philippine Embassy during the 2-day Philippine Festival.

PhilHealth representatives Mr. Oscar Abadu, Jenny Escueta and Michael Tomas and Pag-IBIG Fund representatives Ms. Lilia Anguluan and Lersa Li provide services at the ARTA Caravan at the 2019 Philippine Festival in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo.

SSS representative Lester Paul Mata provides advise to the public on SSS programs during the ARTA Caravan in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo at the 2019 Philippine Festival.

The ARTA Caravan is part of the Embassy’s ongoing efforts to bring urgent and much-needed front-line government services closer to Filipino community in Japan. In 2017 and 2018, the Embassy served over a thousand Filipinos through similar expanded ARTA Caravans at the Philippine Festival at the Hibiya Park in Tokyo.

Filipinos who availed themselves of the services during the outreach expressed their appreciation for the initiative, stating that the outreach enabled them to save a significant amount of effort and finances since these services are usually available only in the Philippines.

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