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27/06/2010: Embassy Booth Promotes E-passport in Filipino Community Picnic

WASHINGTON DC June 27, 2010 - The Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, DC organized an information booth at the 2010 Philippine Festival Community Picnic and Sportsfest at Fort Washington, Maryland on 27 June 2010 to promote the new electronic passport (e-passport), dual citizenship and other consular services.  The Philippine Embassy started issuing the e-passport on June 21.

The picnic gathered families who enjoyed Filipino food, sports events and art contest. Local bands and Filipino folk dances and games were also presented in the program which lasted the entire day.

In his remarks, Consul General Domingo P. Nolasco expressed his gratitude to all the Filipino organizations for their commitment to promote the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines. The Consul General also invited the community to visit the Embassy booth where brochures on the procedure on the application for the e-passport and dual citizenship are available. Consul General Nolasco encouraged Philippine passport holders to apply for the renewal of their passports at least six months before the expiration as required by international aviation regulations.

The picnic capped the month-long celebration of the 112th anniversary of Philippine Independence of the Filipino Community in the Metro DC area. -- END

Consul General Domingo P. Nolasco of the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC leads the ribbon cutting to open the 2010 Philippine Festival Community Picnic and Sportsfest at Fort Washington, Maryland on 27 June 2010.  Consul General Nolasco is joined by Philippine American Foundation for Charities, Inc. (PAFC) Chairman of the Board Ador Carreon and President Becky Pagsibigan.  The PAFC’s Philippine Festival Committee leads the Philippine Independence Day anniversary commemoration of the Filipino community in the Greater Metro DC area.

The Embassy booth manned by Embassy officers and staff and their families responded to queries and concerns on the new Philippine e-passport and dual citizenship.