PHILIPPINE EMBASSY GOES TO MESSINA FOR CONSULAR OUTREACH
05-06 April 2014 – Philippine Embassy Rome representatives headed by Vice Consul Margret Malang went to Messina to extend consular services to Filipinos in Messina, Reggio Calabria and neighboring cities. The team was able to process 466 e-passports, 23 reports of birth and 43 notarials.
The Philippine Labor Office headed by Labor Attache Viveca Catalig likewise joined the outreach together with OWWA, Pag-Ibig and SSS.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Virgilio A. Reyes, Jr. actively engaged with Filipinos in Messina and Reggio Calabria and heard their valuable views on consular and POLO concerns.
(Photo Credits: ACF Messina)
DAR SECRETERY DE LOS REYES VISITS EMBASSY
On 07 March 2014, Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes of the Department of Agrarian Reform visited the Philippine Embassy in Rome to meet with the Embassy’s officers and staff and to join in the Embassy’s commemoration of International Women’s Day.
On 10 March 2014, at the Embassy Social Hall, Secretary de los Reyes met with some members the Filipino Community from the south of Italy to discuss various concerns of the Filipinos in Italy, ranging from agrarian reform, agri-business, land registration, real estate loans, payment of taxes, and even proposals from the community for the computerization of government bank transactions and civil status (NSO) documents.
The Secretary of Agrarian Reform was on an official visit to Rome for consultation meetings with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) to strengthen family farming initiatives and projects in the Philippines. He was accompanied by Land Bank Director Domingo Diaz.
AMBASSADOR REYES ACCOMPANIES FAO DG TO MEET WITH TYPHOON-STRICKEN FARMERS IN THE PHILIPPINES