A Successful Houston Consular Outreach
I would like to start by saying THANK YOU to the Philippine Consulate General – Los Angeles, to our volunteers, individuals and families that contributed their time and resources during the April Consular Outreach.
We are proud to announce that the contributions and donations received will help with the expenses for the next Consular Outreach currently scheduled for July 22-23.
Here are the final numbers tallied from the Consular Outreach in April. We served a total of 647 applicants from Houston and it’s surrounding cities.
Dual Citizenship: 103
Passport Renewal: 383
Replacement of Lost Passport: 0
Travel Document: 0
Civil Registry: 26
Legalization of Documents: 30
Registration of Voters: 185
Approximate savings of $600.00 per person by not having to fly to Los Angeles.
-R/T Airfare $300/person
-Hotel $300 for 2 nights
Approximate time saved per person by not having to fly to Los Angeles = PRICELESS
We would not have been able to provide another successful consular outreach without the partnership of the Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles led by Vice Consul Rainier J. Casis and his very efficient, hardworking and cheerful team.
Ms. Joy Limpin, Ms. Mari Santera, Mr. Fernan Balicoco, Mr. Nelson Maestrado, Mr. Heartchie Tamayo, Mr. Jerry Vicedor and Mr. Midaradat Mamad.
We also want to recognize the following corporate sponsors for their continued contribution in supporting the consular outreach in Houston.
1. First Filipino American United Methodist Church (http://www.umc.org/find-a-church/church/67418)
2. Pugon de Manila (www.pugondemanila.com)
3. Godo’s Bakery & Restaurant (www.godos.net)
Shipping & Logistics
4. Freedom Cargo (https://www.facebook.com/umaccargoexpress)
5. Global Cargo
News & Media
6. TFC (www.tfc-usa.com)
7. One Philippines (One Philippines News Texas)
Insurance, Investment & Retirement
8. Allstate Insurance – Jun Juguilon (https://agents.allstate.com/jun-juguilon-houston-tx.html)
Copier Services & Supplies
9. George Lising
Health & Wellness Products
10. It Works! Beauty Products
Trade, Import and Export
11. FilCamerica Trade Services
12. BPSOS-Houston, Inc. (http://www.bpsos.org)
13. Guinhawa Photography (www.guinhawaphotography.com)
If you are not a member of the Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce Texas, please join us today. Your membership will benefit your business and the community. We look forward to working with you.
Greater Houston Region Chair
About the PACC-TX Consular Outreach
The Philippine Consular Outreach program is a public service mission of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce-Texas. This public service saves each applicant the high cost of traveling to Los Angeles, CA. to renew passports, apply for dual citizenship and other consular services being offered during the outreach. All workers are non-paid volunteers who sacrifice their time and resources to help facilitate this process. The chamber, with the assistance from the business expo vendors, and donors who received service pays for the costs of the venue and other operating expenses. The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce-Texas has been voted “Most Outstanding Fil-Am Organization in the U.S. for Community Service, Trade Promotion and Aid to the Philippines.”