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Philippines : PHL Consular Outreach Team Serves More Than 1,600 Filipinos in the Caribbean.

The Philippine Embassy conducted a three-leg visit to the Caribbean territories of Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands and the Bahamas from February 24 to March 05 to deliver passport and other consular services to kababayans in the areas.

A total of 1,676 consular services were rendered during the consular outreach mission. Over 92 percent of this total was for passport-related services. In addition, 1,085 eligible voters were registered for overseas absentee voting.

There are an estimated 8,000 Filipinos in these islands, mostly employed in the medical, pharmaceutical, finance, and hospitality industries, as well in the household of locals, and expatriates.

Consul Katrina Isabelle Borja-Martin said that Dr. John Freeman, Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands, and Mr. Clarence Alexander Russell II, Director of Bahamas Immigration, expressed their high regard for the positive contributions of the Filipino community in their respective societies.

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