PH EMBASSY CONDUCTS 1st CONSULAR OUTREACH IN BUSAN IN 2017

By: Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, Seoul

BUSAN, 20 March 2017 ? The Philippine Embassy in South Korea successfully conducted its two-day consular outreach mission on 17 and 18 March 2017 in the city of Busan, the second largest city in South Korea after Seoul.

The Philippine Embassy in Seoul, led by First Secretary and Consul General Roderico C. Atienza (seated, 2nd from left) extended two-day mobile consular services to Busan and surrounding areas in North and South Gyeongsang Provinces on 17-18 March 2017 at the Consulate General of the Philippines in Gumjeong District in Korea's second largest city, headed by Philine Honorary Consul General Dr. An Sang-wook (seated, 3rd from left), with the assistance of Filipino Association in Gimhae Korea (FASIGKO) members, Mmes. Ruby C. Alano and Erika B. Kang.
The consular mission, the first for the year, was conducted at the Philippine Consulate General located in the city's north central Gumjeong District in coordination with the Philippine Honorary Consul General, Dr. An Sang-wook with the assistance of Filipino Association in Gimhae Korea (FASIGKO) members, Mmes. Ruby C. Alano and Erika B. Kang.

The seven-member consular team, which was led by First Secretary and Consul General Roderico C. Atienza, attended to 300 cases of passport applications, civil registration, notarization, travel documents, NBI clearances, and certification during the two-day outreach mission.

The Embassy was also able to provide overseas voting registration services to Filipino nationals based in Busan and outlying areas.

Busan, which is 325 kilometers south of Seoul, is home to 2,134 Filipinos. Apart from the community in Busan, Filipinos living in nearby Gimhae, Ulsan and Geoje also took advantage of the visiting mobile service.

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