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Filipinos in Belgium
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According to figures provided by Belgian authorities for 2014, there are 3,529 Filipinos legally staying in Belgium.  867 men and 2,662 women.   Moreover, based on the findings of the Post during the OAV registration, it appears that a considerable number of Filipinos have become naturalized Belgians and Luxembourgeois over the years.  

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Filipinos in Belgium and Luxembourg engage in the following lines of work:  Barbers/hairstylers (home service); Bartenders; Butlers; waiters; Carpentry work; Children's escort service; Cooks; Dishwashers; Dog/cat sitters; Drivers; Electrical repair; installation work; Factory assemblers; Food processing plant packagers; Gardeners; House cleaners; House sitters/home managers; Hotel housekeeping staff/porters; Part-time workers engaged in laundering and ironing; Mechanics; Office cleaners; Painters; Plumbers; Wall paper and carpet layers; Baby sitters; Caterers; Elderly care service providers; Entertainers (Antwerp area); Nannies; Sewers; Tutors; Domestic helpers/general utility personnel working with Diplomatic Missions and households; professionals in private firms, e.g., abstractors, data encoders (a small number though).

Filipino Community Organizations in Belgium and Luxembourg

At present, there are seventy-four listed associations of Filipinos residing in Belgium and Luxembourg.  There are umbrella organizations in Belgium such as the Council of Filipino Associations in Belgium (COFAB) with 10 member-organizations and the Council of Filipino Associations in Flanders (COFAF) with 5 member-organizations.

Among these organizations are regional groupings such as the Grand Ilocandia of Belgium, the Hinunangan Association, the Pangasinenses Group, the Victorian Community, the Novo Ecijano sa Belgium and others.  There are also four (4) Knights of Rizal Chapters.  There are also a couple of sports organizations like the Philippine Sports Community and Filipino Sports Community of Antwerp.  There are cause-oriented groups like the Samahan, several socio-cultural groupings like Sampaguita, Mabuhay Friends Club, Belga-Cultura Filipina etc, and numerous religious groupings.  Greatly noticeable among these organizations are those which have been established by Belgians married to Filipinas and who desire to help the Philippines through the organizations, among which are Cadaatan vzw, Friendship for the Philippines, Kempen-Philippines Association, and Kababayan Filipino Community.  In Luxembourg, Letzebuergesch-Philippinesch Aktioun Fir Den Development (LPAD), the Samahan ng mga Pilipino Luxembourg asbl and Philippine-Luxembourg Society are the current Filipino organizations.

The Philippine Embassy pursues active collaboration with all of these Filipino community organizations in Belgium and Luxembourg and engages their cooperation in various activities to foster a united and true Filipino community spirit.

 

Philippine Embassy in Brussels

 

297 Avenue Moliere, 1050 Brussels

E-mail: consular.brusselspe@gmail.com

E-mail: brusselspe@gmail.com

Trunkline: (+32) 02 340 33 77 to 78

Fax Number: (+32) 02 345 64 25

 

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Consular matters: (+32) 02 340 33 73
Consular matters: (+32) 02 340 33 74

 

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Consular Section

  • Assessment and processing of applications for consular services is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Mondays to Fridays (except Belgium & Philippine declared holidays)

 

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Duty Officer: (+32) 0488 609.177

Consulates

 

ANTWERP

Mr. PETER VAN BOGAERT
Consul General, a.h. (Antwerp, Belgium)
Telefax: +323 325 71 16
GSM +324 754 609 32
pb.vanbogaert@skynet.be

Mr. ANTONIO GUANSING
Consul a.h. (Antwerp, Belgium)
GSM +324 754 228 61
Fax: +323 325 71 16
guansing@telenet.be
guansing@skynet.be

LUXEMBOURG

Mr. ALAIN KINSCH
Consul General a.h. (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg)
+352.42.124.84.44
Fax No. 352.421.245.555
alain.kinsch@lu.ey.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

PH Trade & Investment Center

 

Zafrullah G. Masahud

Commercial Counsellor
Avenue Louise 207, Bte 5B, 1050
Brussels, Belgium View Map
Tel: +32 2 649.44.00 / 649.89.48
Fax: +32 2 649.89.40
E-mail: dtibrussels@skynet.be
Web: www.pticbrussels.weebly.com
Web: www.dti.gov.ph
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Agricultural Office

 

Pit Laquian

Agricultural Attaché
Tel:  +(32) 02 340 37 90 
Fax: +(32) 02 343 02 69
E-mail: agribxl@gmail.com
For more information on the Philippine agricultural sector, please visit the following website: www.da.gov.ph

 

 

 

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YEARS OF ENDURING PARTNERSHIP

 

 

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For more details, please visit the Embassy's Consular Section, or contact us through telephone numbers 02.340.3377 to 78 or email us at voting.brusselspe@gmail.com

 

Announcements and Links

 


  • Situational reports on the effects of Typhoon Yolanda can be found at the website of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (www.ndrrmc.gov.ph)