Monday, June 30, 2014

DFA to name its Satellite Office in Pangasinan

LINGAYEN—The Sangguniang Panlalawigan in an approved resolution on Monday, June 30, requested the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Robinsons Land Corporation to name the DFA satellite office at Robinson’s Place in Calasiao town as Narciso Rueca Ramos Hall.
            Provincial Resolution No.635-2014 stipulates that the satellite office expected to open soon will cater to the needs of the people of Pangasinan and neighboring provinces for passporting issuances and other related activities.
            Ramos whose birthplace is Pangasinan was a former secretary of Foreign Affairs who had a long and distinguished career in foreign service.
            Resolution authors, Board Members Mojamito Libunao, Jr. and Generoso Tulagan, said Ramos is a worthy son of Pangasinan who had achieved several milestones in his career and in the Philippines’ international relations.
            Towards this end, the authors said the SP finds the need to memorialize the remarkable accomplishments of Don Narciso Rueca Ramos in the hall of the newly-created DFA Satellite Office.
            The consular office in Calasiao will be the first provincial satellite office that will rise in the country outside of Metro Manila.
            The services of the satellite office will include issuance of new passports, renewal of expired passports, replacement of lost, expired or mutilated passports and authentication of necessary documents.

            During a meeting with DFA officials in February, Provincial Administrator Rafael Howard Baraan said this is a very good move as he lauded the DFA for the establishment of a consular office in the province.
            Baraan said this will greatly help people lessen the burden of traveling to a far distance to secure passports considering the large number of overseas workers from the province and its neighboring towns and provinces.

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