The Philippine Consulate General in Milan conducts a two-day consular outreach in Modena from 10 to 11 September 2016.
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan conducted a two-day mobile consular mission to Modena in Emilia-Romagna region, northern Italy on 10-11 September 2016. Consul Conrado Demdem, Jr. headed the activity, which was participated in by representatives from partner agencies, including OWWA, SSS, and Pag-Ibig. More than 200 overseas Filipinos availed themselves of consular services during the outreach.
Aside from the above services, Consul Demdem administered the oath of allegiance to Ms. Criselda Sumay Esteban, a longtime nurse in Modena, who retained her Philippine citizenship per Republic Act No. 9225.
During the outreach, Consul Demdem met with leaders of the Filipino Community in Modena and discussed with them issues affecting overseas Filipinos there, including programs of action to address their concerns. The FilCom leaders pledged to continue collaborating with the Consulate to ensure the provision of consular services to the more than 4,000 overseas Filipinos in Modena and neighboring provinces.
Most Filipinos in Modena work in households, factories, hospitals, and food processing plants, while a few others operate their own businesses. END