15 SEPTEMBER 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C., 3-5 September 2021 – For the first time since the covid pandemic started two years ago, the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC once again conducted a consular outreach mission to Atlanta, Georgia, home to an estimated 23,400 Filipinos.
377 passport renewal applications were processed and 333 overseas voters were registered. Thirty (30) Filipino- Americans also officially reacquired their Filipino citizenship through an oath of allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines administered by Consul General Iric C. Arribas.
Assistant Labor Attaché Marie Josephine B. Borromeo from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office of the Philippine Embassy, Washington DC also joined the team to present the programs of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration.
Together with the Philippine Honorary Consul in Georgia, Mr. Raoul Donato, an active discussion between the Embassy officials and the leaders of the various Filipino organizations in Georgia took place. It was an effort by the Embassy officials to meet and thank these “first responders and partners” in Georgia who have been helping the distressed Filipinos.
Several Filipino volunteers from the community offered their time and service to assist in the consular outreach mission which was held in St. John Neumann Catholic Church. ###