18/09/2014: SF PCG OPENED THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER WITH A VISIT TO KABABAYANS IN COLORADO
Left photo: Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon T. Ascalon (far right) poses with Ms. Giselle Rushford, Pastor Ric Doguiles and Ms. Donna Lavigne, members of the Filipino American Community in Colorado and organizers of the COW in Denver/Aurora. Right photo: the team from SF PCG headed by Deputy Consul General Ascalon with the officers and volunteers from the Filipino American Community in Southern Colorado during the closing ceremony of the COW in Colorado Springs.
The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco has just wrapped up another successful Consular Outreach in Aurora and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The highly anticipated Consulate-on-Wheels (COW) in Colorado provided much needed passport, civil registry and legal services to our kababayans in the Rocky Mountain State.
The Outreach was organized in coordination with volunteers from the Filipino American community in Colorado. On 05 and 06 September 2014, Filipinos gathered at the Cross Wind Community Church in Aurora for the two-day event. The SF PCG team then travelled to Colorado Springs on 07 and 08 September 2014 to meet and assist the Filipinos in the area. The Outreach was held at the Connections 4 Life/Food Pantry Center in the neighboring municipality of Fountain, Colorado.
Deputy Consul General Ascalon administers the Oath of Allegiance to Filipino Americans who have reacquired their Filipino citizenship.
Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon T. Ascalon, team leader of COW Colorado, also gave a talk on the consular services provided by Post, particularly on matters that are relevant to the community, such as civil registration and dual citizenship.
The COW in Colorado yielded a total of 318 passport applications, 34 acknowledgement and authentication certificates, 54 reports of births and marriages, and 84 dual citizenship applications.
An added service in all of the Consulate General’s Consular Outreach is the Voter Registration. Filipinos all over the world are encouraged to participate in the ongoing Voter Registration to be eligible to vote in the 2016 Presidential elections. A total of 332 kababayans were registered in Aurora and Colorado Springs.
For more information on overseas voting, or to check your voter registration status, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about upcoming Consulate-on-Wheels, please check the Philippine Consulate General’s website www.philippinessanfrancisco.org, or follow the Consulate’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/PCGSF.