The Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany held its fifth consular outreach mission for this year in Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia last 7 December. The one-day event which was held at the Elohim Center in Bad Godesberg was conducted in coordination with Father Rodel Liguid, Filipino Community in Bonn, Elohim Community, Sacred Heart Group and Tropa ng Kabataang Pinoy. The outreach team led by Consul Rogelio Villanueva, Jr., provided passport, notarial, civil registry and other consular services. Mr. Rene Mangune of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) attended to labor-related concerns and accepted applications for OWWA membership.
Based on the latest regional statistical reports, there are approximately 4,200 Filipinos living in North Rhine-Westphalia, the second largest number of Filipino residents within Post’s consular jurisdiction after Bavaria. The majority of the applicants are spouses of German nationals and their children. – END