PH Embassy in The Hague Celebrates Independence Day with Outreach Services For Filipinos in Dutch Caribbean

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Ambassador to the Netherlands Jaime Victor B. Ledda (center) with the Filipino community in Sint Maarten. (The Hague PE photo)

THE HAGUE 02 July 2019 — The Philippine Embassy in The Hague brought consular services to Filipinos in the Dutch Caribbean territories of Sint Maarten, Curaçao and Aruba on 8 to 13 June 2019, allowing a total of 173 individuals to renew their passports and avail of other services such as civil registration.

Ambassador to The Hague Jaime Victor B. Ledda joined the Embassy team and conducted a dialogue with the Filipino community in Sint Maarten on 09 June 2019 to discuss their situation and concerns, inform them about Embassy services and consult them on how the Embassy could better render consular service.

The community’s labor-related concerns were also addressed during a live video conference with Welfare Officer Josephine Sanchez-Tobia of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Washington, D.C., which has jurisdiction over the Dutch Caribbean territories over labor matters.

On 12 June 2019, Consul General Lolita B. Capco led the ceremony for the 121st Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence in Aruba, through the assistance of Honorary Consul Ami Henriquez-Mendez. The ceremony was attended by the highest government officials of Aruba such as Governor Juan Alfonso Boekhoudt and Prime Minister Evelyn Weber-Croes.

This is the second year in a row that the Embassy conducted consular outreach in the Dutch Caribbean and participated in the Independence Day celebration in Aruba. END

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Philipppine Embassy in The Hague Consul General Lolita B. Capco (third from right) led the celebration of Philippine Independence Day in Aruba, accompanied by the Embassy team that rendered consular services to Filipinos the Dutch Caribbean island, with the assistance of Honorary Consul Ami Henriquez-Mendez (second from left). (The Hague PE photo)

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