Consular Bulletin: Application for Filipino passport schedules in Victoria

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Mobile passport mission

The Consulate has received a number of enquiries regarding the application and renewal of Philippine passports. We can confirm the following information regarding the 2018 Mobile Passport Mission to be conducted by the Philippine Embassy:

  • The Passport Mission will be held from Monday 15 January to Friday 19 January 2018.
  • Registrations will open in November 2017.
  • There will only be 640 slots available for appointments.
  • Please register early. Strictly no walk-ins. Only pre-registered applicants with appointments will be accommodated.
  • The venue is the Monastery Hall, St. Francis Pastoral Centre, 326 Lonsdale St, Melbourne.

For more information, please visit cbrpe@philembassy.org.au.

Oath-taking for dual citizenship

During the Mobile Passport Mission in January 2018, the officers from the Embassy will also be able to administer the oath for the re-acquisition of Filipino citizenship and for newly-naturalised Filipinos.

The venue for the oath-taking is the Mackillop Room, St. Francis Pastoral Centre, 326 Lonsdale St, Melbourne.

For more information and details regarding applications, please visit cbrpe@philembassy.org.au

Philippine heroes

On 15 September, Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte issued Memorandum Circular No. 25 directing all Philippine government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned or controlled corporations and public schools at all levels, to display or exhibit photographs, paintings or other forms of visual representations of Philippine heroes, in lieu of the photographs, paintings or other forms of visual representations of elected or appointed government officials.

The Constitution of the Philippines itself gives priority to education, science and technology, arts, culture, and sports to foster patriotism and nationalism, accelerate social progress and promote total human liberation and development.

For Filipinos living in a foreign country, it is incumbent upon us to strengthen our own national pride, love of country and respect for Philippine heroes by emphasising the importance of Philippine national and local history in our daily life, with the objective of raising social consciousness and patriotism. The Circular is a timely reminder of our unique identity as Filipinos.

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines provides the following list of recognised Philippine heroes for reference and guidance:

  • Jose Rizal
  • Andres Bonifacio
  • Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Apolinario Mabini
  • Marcelo H. del Pilar
  • Juan Luna
  • Melchora Aquino
  • Gabriela Silang
  • Lapu-Lapu
  • Father Jose Burgos
  • Father Mariano Gomes
  • Father Jacinto Zamora
  • Emilio Jacinto
  • Jose Abad Santos

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