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22 May 2019, Paris – The Philippine Embassy in Paris and partner-agencies from the Philippine Trade and Investment Center-Paris (PTIC Paris), Philippine Consulate General in Geneva, Switzerland, Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) Geneva, Social Security System (SSS) and Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) conducted an Embassy Outreach Mission in Nice, France on 18 and 19 May 2019.

During the two-day outreach mission, the Embassy rendered more than 400 consular services such as passport renewals, civil registration, notarials, dual citizenship, NBI clearance, and other certifications to the Filipinos living in the south of France.

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Consul General Aileen S. Mendiola-Rau conducts oath-taking for dual citizenship applicants during the Embassy Outreach Mission in Nice

A combined number of more than 370 membership applications were registered by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) based in Geneva, Social Security System Office based in Milan and Pag-IBIG Office based in Milan.

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Left to Right: Consul General Arnel Talisayon of Philippine Consulate General in Geneva
Consul General Aileen Mendiola-Rau of Philippine Embassy in Paris,
Labor Attaché Delmer Cruz of Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Geneva, and
Commercial Attaché Froilan Emil Pamintuan of Philippine Trade and Investment Center-Paris (PTIC-Paris)

More than 40 members of the Filipino community participated in the livelihood and entrepreneurship program entitled, “Trabaho, Negosyo, Konsyumer (TNK)”. The TNK was initiated by Philippine Consulate General in Geneva and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Geneva in line with the thrust of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to promote micro, small, and medium enterprises and of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to provide reintegration programs to overseas Filipinos. The TNK gives practical information to overseas Filipinos interested in setting up their own businesses in the Philippines.

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Consul General Aileen Mendiola-Rau with members of the Embassy Outreach Mission Team
including representatives from Philippine Trade and Investment Center-Paris (PTIC Paris), Philippine Consulate General in Geneva, Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) Geneva, Social Security System (SSS) and Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag IBIG)

This is the first Embassy Outreach Mission for the year 2019. The Embassy conducts outreach missions for the Filipino communities in Monaco, Nice, Marseille, Cannes, Antibes, Beausoleil and other areas in the south of France.

For more information, visit the Embassy’s website, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account. END