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13/09/2010: Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC brings Consular services to Virginia Beach; Filipinos from Florida and Georgia avail of services

13 September 2010, Washington, DC – The Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, DC, in partnership with Filipino-owned Travel Outlet, conducted a consular outreach in Virginia Beach, Virginia on September 11, 2010.

Filipinos from as far as Jacksonville, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia travelled to Virginia Beach to avail of the opportunity to apply for the new ePassport. A total of 100 passport applications were processed in one day.

Consul General Domingo P. Nolasco, who led the consular team, administered the oath of allegiance to 36 former Filipinos who reacquired or retained their Filipino citizenship under the Philippine Dual Citizenship law. Other consular services rendered include notarization of documents, registration of birth and marriage and visa application.

The consular team was composed of Vice Consul Corina Apostol, Atty. Sofronio Cortel, Mr. Lyrie Fulgencio, Ms. Janeth Falsis, Ms. Lyra Ocampo, Ms. Guillerma Colobong, Mr. Joey Macatula and Mr. Abraham Agustin. -- END

Consular Assistants Lyra Ocampo and Janeth Falsis of the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC take the photo, thumbprints and digital signature of applicants for ePassport during the consular outreach held in Virginia Beach, Virginia on September 11, 2010.

Consular Assistant Guillerma Colobong, Finance Officer Lyrie Fulgencio and Attache Atty. Sofronio Cortel assist Filipinos in Virginia Beach on various consular needs such as legalization of documents during the consular outreach held on September 11, 2010.

Consul General Domingo P. Nolasco of the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, DC (rightmost) administers the oath of allegiance to thirty-six (36) former Filipinos who reacquired or retained their Philippine citizenship under the Dual Citizenship law in Virginia Beach, Virginia on September 11, 2010.