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06/03/2014: CONSULAR OUTREACH IN BERMUDA

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6 March 2014

Consul Magno (right) chats with Bermuda government officials at a dinner reception hosted by the Association of Filipinos in Bermuda at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess on the evening of their arrival in the islands.  Standing from left to right are Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy, Deputy Governor Ginny Ferson (partially hidden), Permanent Secretary Randolph Rochester and Chief Immigration Officer Danette Ming.  According to them, Filipinos in Bermuda, who are mostly nurses, accountants, mechanics, wait staff and domestic workers, have integrated well into Bermudian society and encounter or present no major problems.

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6 March 2014

(L-R) Mr. Joey Prevendido, President of the Association of Filipinos in Bermuda (AFB), WelOf Saul de Vries, Consular Assistant Ma. Lyra Ocampo, Consular Assistant Laurence Sumando, Collecting Officer Renell Martinez, Deputy Governor Ginny Ferson, Chief Immigration Officer Danette Ming, Labatt Luzviminda Padilla, AFB Adviser Sonia Loudermilk, Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy, Consul Arlene Magno, AFB Vice President Rowena Comber and Permanent Secretary Randolph Rochester.

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6 March 2014

Labatt Luzviminda Padilla poses with Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy and Chief Immigration Officer Danette Ming after handing to them tokens from the Philippines.  All Bermuda government officials with whom the Embassy's Consular and Labor team met were presented with gifts of caviar dishes made of capiz shells with gold/silver borders.

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6 March 2014

Consular Assistant Laurence Sumando and Collecting Officer Renell Martinez (foreground) and Consular Assistant Ma. Lyra Ocampo and Consul Arlene Magno (background) process applicants at the first-ever consular outreach mission held by the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. in Bermuda.  A total of 363 applicants were assisted during the 2-day outreach.

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6 March 2014

The Consular team continued processing applications for passport renewals, reports of birth/marriage, legalization of documents, and dual citizenship through day 2 of the outreach.  The Financial Literacy Seminar was held simultaneous with the consular outreach in the afternoon.

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6 March 2014


Consul Arlene T. Magno addresses more than 100 members of the Filipino community in Bermuda attending the Financial Literacy Seminar organized by Post's POLO-OWWA, in coordination with the Association of Filipinos in Bermuda.  In her message at the start of the program, Consul Magno spoke of their meeting with the Bermuda government officials over dinner on 21 February 2014 and shared the high regard they had for Filipinos in the islands. She encouraged the audience to continue reciprocating the Bermuda government with their industry, honesty and loyalty and to help raise the bar of the Filipino identity abroad.  Consul Magno also shared the good news about the Philippine economy with the community and took the opportunity to thank Bermuda, through the Bermuda Red Cross, represented by Ms. Ann Spencer-Arscott, for their ready and generous contributions to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

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6 March 2014

Welof Saul de Vries responds to a question on OWWA membership benefits at the Financial Literacy Seminar held at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess on 23 February 2014, while Labatt Luzviminda Padilla, Atty. Joanne Burrows of the JS Law Office and Mr. Dale Butler, former Member of Parliament, look on.  Other resource persons for the Seminar were Ms. Lisa Reed and Ms. Sara Clifford of the Human Rights Commission and Mr. George Alayon, Auditor of the Association of Filipinos in Bermuda.

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6 March 2014
The Embassy Consular and Labor team pose with the officers of the Association of Filipinos in Bermuda at the end of the two-day outreach mission in Hamilton, Bermuda.