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08/03/2018: PH CONSULAR OUTREACH TEAM SERVES MORE THAN 1,600 FILIPINOS IN THE CARIBBEAN

PRESS RELEASE
WDC-12-2018
8 March 2018

The Philippine Embassy Consular Outreach Team in action in the Cayman Islands, the second stop of the three-leg visit to the Caribbean territories held from 24 February to 5 March 2018.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippine Embassy conducted a three-leg visit to the Caribbean territories of Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands and the Bahamas from 24 February to 5 March 2018 to deliver passport and other consular services to kababayans in these areas.

A total of 1,684 consular services were rendered during the consular outreach mission. Over 92 percent of this total was for passport-related services. In addition, 1,085 eligible voters were registered for overseas absentee voting.

There are an estimated 8,000 Filipinos in these islands, most of whom are employed in the medical, pharmaceutical, finance, and hospitality industries, as well in the household of locals, and expatriates.

The consular outreach team was composed of representatives from the consular section, the Philippine Overseas Labor and Welfare Office (POLO-OWWA), and overseas voting division.

The outreach team leader, Consul Katrina Isabelle Borja-Martin, said that during separate calls made on Dr. John Freeman, Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands, and Mr. Clarence Alexander Russell II, Director of Bahamas Immigration, both officials expressed their high regard for the positive contributions of the Filipino community in their respective societies. ###

PHOTO RELEASE
WDC-20-2018
8 March 2018

Consul Katrina Isabelle Borja-Martin (2nd from left) meets with Mr. Clarence Alexander Russell II, Director of Bahamas Immigration (3rd from left), together with two leaders of the Filipino community in the Bahamas.

PHOTO RELEASE
WDC-21-2018
8 March 2018

The Philippine Embassy Consular Outreach Team is given a warm welcome by the Filipino community in the Bahamas.

PHOTO RELEASE
WDC-22-2018
8 March 2018

Consul Katrina Isabelle Borja-Martin administers the Oath of Allegiance to former Filipinos seeking to re-acquire their Filipino citizenship under Republic Act 9225 during the three-leg visit to the Caribbean territories held from 24 February to 5 March 2018.