By: Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, SEOUL

30 April 2022, Seoul. The Philippine Embassy conducted its second consular outreach and field voting this year from 29 to 30 April 2022 in Daegu. Ambassador Theresa Dizon-De Vega joined the Philippine Embassy Mission with Team Leader Consul General Romulo Victor Israel. The Embassy rendered nearly 300 services to members of the Filipino community, including e-passport applications, notarials, legalization, civil registry, and other services.

The Mission likewise held simultaneous field voting for the 2022 Philippine national elections overseas voting period. Meanwhile, representatives from PAG-IBIG, POLO and OWWA, also joined the outreach and rendered a combined 174 services, including renewal of OWWA membership, among others.

Ambassador Theresa Dizon-De Vega met with leaders of the Filipino community from Daegu and surrounding areas, including the Daegu Catholic Workers' Center, Cordillera Migrants Association, Daegu Filipino Community Council and the Nongong Chapter, Kapit-Bisig Organization, Korean Filipino Community in Daegu, Filipino Migrant Workers Association in Gumi, and Waegwan Filipino Community. Among the topics discussed were possible future seminars, conduct of townhall meetings, establishment of marshalls for emergency cases; proposed repatriation insurance for non-OWWA members, and the transition to the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW).

Ambassador Dizon-De Vega with POLO-Seoul likewise met with Fr. Paul Kim of the Daegu Catholic Migrant Center and Community Leader Ms. Irene Kim on the Center's programs for migrants in the area.

The Philippine Embassy has now resumed regular consular outreach activities and will announce future schedules accordingly. END