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Conduct of ‘passport on wheels’ urged
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

 

A resolution requesting the Department of Foreign Affairs Regional Consular Office-Bacolod, through Carolina Constantino, officer-in-charge, to schedule a DFA “passport on wheels” in Bacolod City, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday.

The resolution, authored by Councilor Em Ang, said the DFA launched the program “Passport on Wheels” on January 15, which aims to decongest the consular offices and address the complaints regarding the lack of online schedule of appointments in acquiring or renewing passport.

The DFA Consular Office-Bacolod is offering passport services to applicants via online appointment; however, there are no available slots for appointments from this date up to end of June 2018, it said.

The resolution said the DFA Consular Office-Bacolod is receiving a big volume of applications from overseas Filipino workers and those who intend to travel abroad, both from Bacolod and other local government units from Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental.

There is a need to bring in the program of DFA, called “Passport on Wheels", to Bacolod to address the lack of scheduled online appointments and attend to the backlogs in the processing of passports, for residents of Bacolod and the Negros island, the resolution added.*CGS

 

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