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PR-101- 2014
14 August 2014

Philippine Embassy Outreach Extends
1,222 Consular Services in Al Khobar


(Riyadh, 13 July 2014) – The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh successfully held its consular outreach mission or “Embassy on Wheels” (EOW) at the Al Jazeera International School in Dammam in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia on 08-09 August 2014.

The five-member EOW team, which was headed by Vice Consul Redentor D. Genotiva was able to process 484 passport applications, 239 notarial services, 16 birth registrations, 48 passport extensions, and 435 claimed new passports.

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As part of the Embassy’s program to improve customer service, the team conducted a client feedback survey to 500 clients, of which 37% responded as follows:

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The next consular outreach mission will be on 22-23 August 2014 in Al Khobar.


PR -100-2014

CFO Opens Nominations for the
Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards 2014

 img1(Riyadh, 11 August 2014) – The Philippine Embassy informs all Filipinos in the Kingdom that the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) is now accepting nominations for the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards.

Created by the CFO in 2011, the MAM Awards aims to recognize the significant role of the media in information dissemination and advocacy of news and concerns related to migration and development.

Works made by Filipino individuals, government and private media outlets, institutions and practitioners in the fields of print, radio, movie and television, advertising and internet based in the Philippines and abroad are eligible for nomination to the awards. Entries must have raised public awareness on issues on Filipino migration, advocated the cause of Filipinos overseas, or/and promoted a positive image of Filipinos overseas.

Entries can be sent to compete in six (6) categories, such as:

  1. The Print Journalism Award (Best Print Media),
  2. The Radio Journalism Award (Best Radio Program),
  3. The Television Journal Award (Best Television Program – talk show, investigative journalism, TV special or documentary),
  4. The Film Media Award (Best Films and Videos – full length or documentary),
  5. The Interactive Media Award (Web-Based Publications), and;
  6. The Advertisement Award (Best Print, Radio or TV Commercial / Advertisements on issue concerning migration.)

For more information on the Awards, please call the MAM Awards Secretariat at (632) 552-4761 or (632) 561-8291 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also download the primer and information form at (END)

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The Philippine Embassy informs all Filipinos in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that Vigan, Ilocos Sur has been chosen as one of the 21 finalists in the Search for the New 7 Wonders – Cities competition. Vigan is the lone entry from the Philippines in the competition.

The online voting search had its first elimination round last 7 July 2014, wherein 21 Cities out of 1,200 cities from around 200 countries, were chosen to move on to the next part of the contest.
The Embassy urges all Filipinos to show our support and vote for Vigan by using the new SMS and international phone numbers below:

  1. For 1 vote, text VIGAN and send to 29290777 on all OFW SIM / Philippine SIM cards;
  2. For 10 votes, text VIGAN 10 and sent to 29290777 on all OFW SIM / Philippine SIM cards, or; or,
  3. For overseas telephone voting, dial any of the following international numbers and press 21 to vote for Vigan, Philippines:

+ 881821611990                     + 88216101688
+ 447589975201                     + 8821622774600
+ 8821622776600                   + 34902735471
+ 447559121023                     + 447559583500

Let us support Vigan. Its achievement will not only be for Ilocos Sur, but for the whole Philippines and all Filipinos around the world. (END)

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