30 April 2018- The Philippine Embassy in New Delhi conducted a Gender and Development (GAD) activity in Chennai for the Filipino Community on 28 April 2018.
Ambassador Ma. Teresita C. Daza delivered the opening remarks highlighted the significant role of women in today’s society and how important it is to know one’s rights.
During the forum, Ms. Marichu O. Mabao, Consular Assistant and Attaché, discussed the Magna Carta Law for Women which give protection to women and children against violence. After the forum, a video presentation Violence Against Women’s and Children (VAWC) followed by the featuring of the Great Women in Philippine History. Filipino community participated for a question and answer game. About 100 attended the Filcom gathering.
29 April 2018 - The Philippine Embassy, with the assistance of the Philippine Consulate General in Chennai, held the 2nd Consultative Meetings with the Philippine Honorary Consular Officers in India and Nepal on 28 April 2018. The consultation was attended by the Honorary Consular officers from Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkatta and Kathmandu.
During the meeting, Philippine honorary consular officers provided the Embassy with an update of their performance. The Embassy also updated the consular officers on new rules and regulations on visa issuance. The meeting also gave an opportunity to discuss assistance to nationals cases, economic diplomacy, cultural diplomacy activities.
The Embassy holds regular consultative meetings to ensure that the Philippine Consulates General headed by honorary consular officers render consular services and assist in line with the programs and directives of the Philippines Embassy and the Department of Foreign Affairs.
PHILIPPINE EMBASSY CONDUCTS CONSULAR OUTREACH GAD ACTIVITY AND OVERSEAS VOTING REGISTRATION FOR FILIPINOS IN CHENNAI AND NEARBY AREAS
29 April 2018 – The Philippine Embassy with the assistance of the Philippine Honorary Consulate General in Chennai conducted a consular outreach and gender and development (GAD) activity in Chennai.
The consular outreach activity was held at the Philippine Honorary Consulate General where 43 applied for the renewal of their passport. The outreach activity also served as an opportunity for other Filipinos to consult with Embassy and Consulate officials on their concerns related to other consular services of the Embassy such as registration of birth, marriage and death, visa applications and assistance to nationals (ATN). Passport renewal applicants also included Filipinos from Bangalore and Kerala, which are several hours away by land travel to Chennai. During the outreach, 32 Filipinos registered as overseas voters.
Taking advantage of the rare opportunity to meet the Filipinos in Chennai, the Philippine Embassy, with the assistance of the Honorary Consulate General, organized an interactive session with Filipinos in Chennai, which provided an opportunity for the Embassy to listen to the concerns of the Filipino community, to share recent developments in the Philippines, to update them on Embassy programs, introduction of new Embassy personnel and most importantly, to conduct a GAD activity. The GAD activity included a presentation/discussion by the Embassy on women empowerment, Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) law of the Philippines and featured several accomplished Filipino women. After the presentation by the Embassy a Question and Answer on Filipino women achievers was conducted and simple prizes were awarded to members of the Filipino community who were able to provide the correct answer to the questions.
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