Philippine consulate expects to service 1,000

2018 PH passports now valid for 10 years

The Philippine Consulate General in Guam expects to provide more than 1,000 services to Filipinos during their three-day consular outreach in the CNMI.

Starting yesterday until Thursday, the consular office would be offering services at Mt. Carmel Cathedral’s Daidai Social Hall.

Those services include passport renewals, civil registration of vital events, certificate authentication, overseas voter registration, report of birth, report of marriage, report of death, and other consular services available for Filipinos abroad.

According to Philippine vice consul to Guam Alex Vallespin, the outreach is expected to provide over 1,000 instances of services, with passport renewal expected at about 140 per day.

During the outreach, Filipinos are also informed of new policy changes. He noted that Philippine passports registered or renewed in 2018 would now carry the 10-year validity instead of the previous five.

Vallespin also added that birth certificates should be printed on Philippine Statistics Authority security paper.

“Supporting document, whether birth certificates, marriage certificates, etc. should be on PSA paper,” he said.

The consular outreach would last for three days or up to Thursday.

Several volunteer members of the Filipino community on Saipan, including Annamae Adaza, Anthony Chavez, Teresita Tan, Anna Mercado, Renato Gaviola, Shelfa Gaviola, Lucy Buensalido, Leticia Conching, and several others, assisted with the outreach yesterday.

Erwin Encinares | Reporter
Erwin Charles Tan Encinares holds a bachelor’s degree from the Chiang Kai Shek College and has covered a wide spectrum of assignments for the Saipan Tribune. Encinares is the paper’s political reporter.
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