Ambassador Enrique A. Manalo presents materials on the Philippines to Swansea City Lord Mayor Cllr Dennis James
(LONDON) – Members of the Philippine Embassy in London travelled to Swansea
, Wales to engage local officials and leaders of the Filipino community, and stage a consular outreach mission for kababayans living and working in the area.
On 6 July, Ambassador Enrique A. Manalo met Swansea City Lord Mayor Cllr Dennis James and other key officials of the local government. The open and friendly meeting discussed possible tourism, cultural and economic linkages between Swansea and the Philippines, as well as highlighted the significant contributions of Filipinos in Wales.
Later that evening, Ambassador Manalo met with leaders of Philippine organizations in Wales to discuss local concerns and areas of cooperation between the Embassy and the Filipino community.
On 7 July, the Ambassador and Consul General Bernadette Fernandez led a consular outreach mission at the Western Residence of the Singleton Hospital. The activity was attended by over a hundred people with as many consular transactions processed, including 40 e-Passport applications, 25 Overseas Absentee Voting registrations and 19 citizenship re-acquisition and retention oaths administered.
Assisting the Embassy in the outreach activity were leaders and members of different Filipino organizations in South Wales, including the Royal College of Nursing-Wales, the Filipino Community in Wales, the Samar-Leyte Organization of Wales, and Filipinos from Bridgend, Ammanford, Cardiff and Swansea.