PHL EMBASSY CONDUCTS CONSULAR MISSION IN “JOSE RIZAL ROOM” IN BEAUSOLEIL, FRANCE
16-17 November 2013 – It was a special treat for over 300 Filipinos to have had their consular outreach in the “Jose Rizal Room” of the newly renovated Municipal Hall of Beausoleil in France on 16-17 November 2013.
Inaugurated by Beausoleil Mayor Gerard Spinelli in July 2013, the “Jose Rizal Room” was the fruit of several voyages of Mayor Spinelli to the Philippines where he learned about the incredible story of the Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.
“This is the first time that the Filipino community in Beausoleil and in neighbouring cities such as Nice, Menton, and Monte Carlo are able to use this room for the consular mission and I am happy to put it at their disposal,” Mayor Spinelli said during the conduct of the consular mission.
Present during the mission were Honorary Consul to Monaco Patricia Zobel de Ayala as well as volunteers from the Filipino community in the South of France led by Mr. Danny Cabellon.
Mr. Roberto Ramos, Managing Director of the Philippine National Bank (PNB) in Europe, together with Ms. Lynetth Cuignet from PNB Paris, was likewise present to distribute SSS and Pag-IBIG leaflets and application forms and to attend to the queries of the Filipino community.
With a team of eight persons from the Philippine Embassy headed by Third Secretary and Vice Consul Rapunzel Acop, 305 passports were processed, pushing to 364 the total number of consular services delivered over the weekend.END
Applicants pause for a moment of prayer for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda
Passport applicants at the Jose Rizal Room
Honorary Consul Patricia Zobel de Ayala, Mayor Spinelli and Vice Mayor Destephanis watch on during the oath taking
From L-R: Mayor Gerard Spinelli, Honorary Consul Patricia Zobel de Ayala, Third Secretary and Vice Consul Rapunzel Acop, Vice Mayor Gerard Destephanis