PHILIPPINE EMBASSY CONDUCTS FIRST CONSULAR OUTREACH OF 2017 IN LESOTHO
Vice Consul Marie Cris Chieng (right-most), administering the oath-taking ceremony for the newly elected officials of the Proud Organization of Filipinos in Lesotho: Ms. Cheryl Rose Teguinos, President (left-most), Ms. Anna Balcorta, Vice-President (2nd from left), Ms. Kimbhe Lozada, Secretary (3rd from left) and Ms. Bing Balboa, Treasurer (4th from left). (Photo courtesy of Ms. Loida Castro)
Pretoria, 31 January 2017 – The Philippine Embassy in Pretoria conducted its first consular mission of the year in Maseru, Lesotho on 28 January 2017. The Embassy consular team provided passport renewal service, document legalization and registration of vital events to over 30 Filipinos residing in Lesotho.
The Embassy team was warmly welcomed by the officers and members of the Proud Organization of Filipinos in Lesotho (PROFILE), the Filipino community organization in the country. During the visit, Vice Consul Marie Cris Chieng also administered the oath-taking ceremony of the new set of PROFILE officials namely, Ms. Cheryl Rose Teguinos (President), Ms. Anna Balcorta (Vice President), Ms. Kimbhe Lozada (Secretary) and Ms. Marlene “Bing” Balboa (Treasurer).
The Philippine Embassy in Pretoria regularly conducts consular missions in the ten countries under its jurisdiction - South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Zambia. END.