PHL Consulate Meets Filipino Community and Brings OAV Registration to Central Coast of New South Wales
The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney participated in the 15th Filipino-Australian Fiesta organized by the Central Coast Ugnay Kabayan in Tumbi Umbi, 95 kilometres from Sydney, on 24 March 2012.
Booths were set up and a program held at the Sports Ground of the Mingara Recreation Club in Tumbi Umbi. Father Tadeusz Seremet SDS, Parish Priest of St. Patrick’s Parish in Gosford, led a prayer service which was followed by cultural presentations, entertainment numbers and Philippine traditional games for the children.
Guests at the event included the Honorable Deborah O’Neill, Federal Member of Parliament for Robertson, and Mr. Doug Eaton, Wyong Shire Councillor.
In her speech at the fiesta, Consul General Anne Jalando-on Louis informed the Central Coast Filipino community of the initiatives and programs of the Consulate, including its economic thrust and the ongoing OAV registration and survey of Filipinos.
The Consulate team who accompanied Consul General Louis comprised Ms. Rosemarie Calderon, OAV Administering Officer, Mr. Jessie Llaneta, VRM Operator, and Mr. Fidel Simeon, Consular Assistant. The team also responded to queries from the Filipino community on the Dual Citizenship program and various consular matters.
Central Coast Ugnay Kabayan President Robert Anderson thanked Consul General Louis for the services extended by the Consulate during the Fiesta, and looked forward to the Consulate’s continued participation in the event which has drawn wide attendance and support from both Filipino and Australian residents of the Central Coast area in the past 15 years. END