The Philippine Consulate General in Milan conducted a two-day mobile consular mission to Bologna in Emilia-Romagna region, northern Italy on 26-27 November 2016. The mission, which was the third for the year, was headed by Consul Conrado Demdem, Jr. and participated in by partner agencies, including OWWA, SSS, and Pag-Ibig. More than 300 overseas Filipinos availed themselves of passport and other consular services during the activity.
Consul Demdem used the occasion to meet with leaders of the Federation of Filipino Associations in Bologna (FEDFAB) and to thank them for continuing to support and collaborate with the Philippine Consulate in projects and activities promoting the rights and welfare of overseas Filipinos in the province.
During the outreach, Consul Demdem also administered the oath of allegiance to Ms. Jocelyn Bulseco who retained her Philippine citizenship per Republic Act No. 9225.
There are an estimated 10,000 overseas Filipinos working and residing in the province of Bologna and 15,000 Filipinos in the entire Emilia-Romagna region. Many of them work in households, factories, and food processing plants. END
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan conducts a two-day consular mission to Bologna, Northern Italy from 26 to 27 November 2016.