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22/11/2010: Philippine Embassy Conducts Consular Outreach in West Virginia; Fil-Am Doctors from Alabama Avail of Services

CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA – On 13 November 2010, representatives from the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, DC conducted a consular outreach program for Filipinos in Charleston, West Virginia, through the support of Fr. Carlos Melocoton, Director of Campus Ministry at the University of Charleston.

The consular team, composed of Consul General Domingo Nolasco, Lyrie Fulgencio, Janeth Falsis, Ma. Lyra Ocampo, Emma Colobong and Abraham Agustin, processed a total of fifty-three (53) applications for ePassport.

The outreach program also included an oath-taking ceremony for twenty-one (21) naturalized U.S. citizens who reacquired their Philippine citizenship under the Dual Citizenship Law (R.A. 9225).  Participants are members of Bisayan Doctors (BISDOCS), a group of Filipino doctors from Alabama, who expressed their intent to return to the Philippines after their retirement.  BISDOCS also conveyed their gratitude to the Embassy and has offered their assistance in a future consular outreach in Montgomery, Alabama.  

The next consular outreach is scheduled on 04 December 2010 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. For further details, visit www.philippineembassy-usa.org. END.

CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA – Representatives from the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, DC pose for a picture with ePassport applicants during an outreach program held at the John Paul II Campus Ministry Center in Charleston, West Virginia on 13 November 2010.  The consular service has been made possible through the support of Fr. Carlos Melocoton, Director of Campus Ministry at the University of Charleston. END.

CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA – Members of Bisayan Doctors (BISDOCS) pose for a picture with the consular team of the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, D.C. after the oath-taking ceremony for Dual Citizenship during an outreach program held at the John Paul II Campus Ministry Center in Charleston, West Virginia on 13 November 2010.  The twenty-one (21) participants are members of BISDOCS, a group of Filipino doctors practicing their profession in Alabama. END.