5 DECEMBER 2022
WASHINGTON D.C. – The Philippine Embassy in Washington DC conducted a consular outreach mission in Memphis, Tennessee on 2-3 December 2022. It has been ten years since the Embassy last sent a mission to serve the Filipino community there.
During the 2-day outreach mission, 86 passport renewal applications were processed and 25 FIlipino-Americans re-acquired their Filipino citizenship. Embassy officials met with Filipino community leaders in Memphis to disseminate information about the Embassy’s programs and activities and to establish lines of communication with the community.
Consul General Iric Cruz Arribas also administered the oath of office of the new officers of the 4-year old FILAMemphis Kabayan Group, led by incoming President, Diosdado Ablan Barawid, Jr.. The FILAMemphis Kabayan Group and Unity Lodge #95 of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Tennessee led the group of volunteers who assisted the consular team.
An estimated 12,350 Filipinos reside in Tennessee. Memphis is the second most populous city in this southern state.
For updates on subsequent consular outreach missions, please visit www.philippineembassy-dc.org.###