27 November 2016, Geneva, Switzerland- the Philippine Consulate General in Geneva, Switzerland held its “PCG Ko, Bukas Ng Linggo” program for the last quarter of 2016 on Sunday, 27 November 2016. This Open House is the last among a series of regularly scheduled Sundays in each quarter in which the Consulate if Open for the whole day to provide consular services to Filipinos under its jurisdiction residing in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud, Switzerland.
Filipinos, who are unable to visit the Consulate during weekdays because of their work schedules, took advantage of the Open House; with one applicant stating that, “it is very helpful that the Consulate is open on a Sunday since it is her(my) only free day from work”.
The Consulate was open for the whole day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to provide services such as passporting, civil registry, dual citizenship, and notarial while the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Geneva provided Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) services.
The Open House is part of the Consulate’s efforts to bring the services of the Government closer to the Filipinos, and has been conducted regularly since May 2014. END