Filipino consular visit to the island

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The Filipino consular outreach mission will be visiting the Isle of Man later this month.

The mission, which is effectively a temporary branch of the Filipino Embassy, will be open at two different venues in Douglas offering a variety of services such as processing passport applications and recording births, marriages, deaths and divorces.

Filipino Association spokesman Robert Loudon-Brown said: ‘We’ve brought the embassy over here. It has happened before but the last time was in 2010 and since then we have been desperately trying to get it back so people should use it when it’s here.’

On Saturday, April 26, 9am to 5pm, it will be in the Manx Legion in Market Hill, Douglas. The following day, Sunday, April 27, for the morning only, it will be at the Claremont Hotel, Loch Promenade, Douglas, 9am to midday. Filipino ambassador Enrique Manalo will visit the island that weekend and the Claremont session will be followed in the evening by an informal meeting, with the ambassador. To attend this, book by calling Cecil Ferrer on 207177, or Ruth Quiambao on 420673.

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