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PRESS RELEASE NO. 32-2022

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 18 July 2022 – Over 300 consular applicants were serviced during the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu’s consular outreach mission in Hilo, Hawaii from 15 to 17 July.  This was the Consulate’s second outreach for the year to areas under its jurisdiction.  The last outreach mission to Hilo was in September 2019. 

Consul Grace Bulos led the Hilo outreach team and was assisted by Consular Assistants Hermogenes Cayabyab, Abigail Ramos, Elaine Justine Aldaya, Mia Gaspar, and Victor Alegado.

The consular outreach team processed 287 passport applications and 44 notarials.  Consul Bulos administered the oath to 17 petitioners for retention/reacquisition Philippine citizenship.  

The Consulate partnered with the Hilo County Office of Immigration Services in the conduct of the outreach.  

While in Hilo, Consul Bulos met with the Fil-Am Community of East Hawaii headed by its president, Mr. Christian Atilag, to discuss developments in the local community and the Consulate’s projects and activities for the year, among other issues. 

The Consulate next outreach mission will be in Maui from 12 to 14 August 2022.  (END)

Consul Grace Bulos administers the oath to petitioners for retention and reacquisition of Philippine citizenship during the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu’s consular outreach.

 

Passport applicants wait for their turn for biometrics capture.

 

Consular Assistant Hermogenes Cayabyab, Jr. encodes the details of a 94-year old applicant. 

 

The Consulate worked with partners in the conduct of the consular outreach mission.  In the photo are from left to right Mr. Victor Alegado, Mr. Hermogenes Cayabyab, Jr. and Ms. Mia Gaspar, Consular Assistants, Ms. Tulpe Day, Hawaii County Immigration Specialist, Consul Bulos, Mr. Christian Atilag, President of the Fil-Am Community of East Hawaii, Ms. Elaine Aldaya, Consular Assistant and Ms. Abigail Ramos, Finance Officer.