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06/10/2011: CONSUL GENERAL PAYNOR SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH THE OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY

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Philippine Consulate General   
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October 5, 2011

 

 

CONSUL GENERAL PAYNOR SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH THE OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today with San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón to institutionalize the working relationship of the Consulate General of the Philippines and the Office of the District Attorney to assist Filipino nationals.

 

The signing ceremony, witnessed by the media and community advocates against domestic violence, was held at the Library of the Office of the District Attorney.

 

Through the MOU, both offices agreed to work together towards the larger goal of creating an accessible and coordinated system of comprehensive services for Filipino victims of violent crimes in general, and domestic violence, trafficking and hate crimes, in particular.

 

Consul General Paynor congratulated the work done by both offices to have this agreement come into fruition.

 

“This document is significant for us and our Kababayans as we fulfill the mandate of the Department of Foreign Affairs under the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act (RA 8042) to protect the rights and welfare of Filipinos abroad,” Consul General Paynor remarked.