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23/11/2011: CONSULATE THANKS KABABAYANS FOR THE RECORD-BREAKING MISSION IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

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Philippine Consulate General   
447 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94108

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November 23, 2011

 

CONSULATE THANKS KABABAYANS FOR THE RECORD-BREAKING MISSION IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

 

 

Vice Consul Leah Rodriguez administers the Oath of Allegiance to dual citizenship applicants.

 

 

More than 200 Filipino citizens registered during the 3-day mission.

 

The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco is pleased to report on the large turn-out of Kababayans in the latest consular outreach mission held in the Filipino Community Center, Seattle, Washington on November 18-20, 2011.  Consular services were provided to about 1,600 Kababayans during the mission.  The number of consular applications received was the largest number processed among the missions conducted by the Consulate General during the year.

Following is a summary of the consular services provided.

Service

Number of Applicants

ePassport

870

Passport Extension

14

Consularization of Documents

183

Civil Registry

76

Dual Citizenship under RA 9225

212

Overseas Absentee Voting Registration

230

The mission was also an opportunity for Kababayans to register for Overseas Absentee Voting. More than 200 Filipino citizens registered during the 3-day mission.

 “We are grateful and overwhelmed by the huge attendance of our Kababayans at this recent mission,” stated Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr.  Acknowledging the long wait of many Kababayans due to the large volume of consular applications received from Friday to Saturday, Consul General Paynor would also like to thank the Kababayans for their patience and indulgence during the mission.

Consul General Paynor would also like to commend the Filipino Community Center for the excellent logistical support it provided to the nine-man team composed of Vice Consul Leah Victoria C. Rodriguez, Mr. Ronilo R. Ferrer, Mr. Jaime E. Calano, Ms. Elisea A. Garcia-Sarion, Ms. Rose Paz Narvaja-Cornisa, Ms. Shiela Marie D. De Jesus, Mr. Michael John C. Angeles, Mr. Leo S. Sarion and Mr. Medel D. Cantoria. “The success of the mission would not have been possible without the preparations and assistance given by the members and volunteers of the Filipino Community Center,” Consul General Paynor said.

The US Census 2010 shows that there are currently 91,367 nationals of Filipino heritage in the state of Washington.  Washington is among the 10 states covered by the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco.

At the end of this year, the Consulate General provided 13,628 services to Kababayans through its 32 consular outreach missions conducted in Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington state.

Kababayans are advised to visit www.philippinessanfrancisco.org for more information on the outreach missions for next year and check the requirements.  END