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Kalayaan 2016 celebrations in Belgium and Luxembourg
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EMBASSY CONDUCTED CONSULAR OUTREACH AT KALAYAAN 2016 CELEBRATION IN LUXEMBOURG

The Philippine Embassy in Brussels conducted a two-day consular mission in Luxembourg over the weekend in time for the celebration of the Filipino community of the 118th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence.

The consular mission on 11 June 2016 was conducted at the EY office along Kennedy Avenue, Luxembourg City. The second day of the consular outreach was done in the 12th of June in Rosport, Luxembourg, where some 200 Filipinos simultaneously celebrated Independence Day 2016.

Some 50 Filipinos availed of the consular services including legal clinic. Some Filipinos residing in western Germany and eastern Belgium also joined the festivities and availed of consular services; they thanked the Embassy for making the services available near the Luxembourg-Germany border. "We normally take leaves of absence if we renew our passports in Berlin. I hope you come to Luxembourg regularly," said one permanent resident in Limburg.

The Independence Day celebration in Luxembourg was made possible through the efforts of four large Filipino organizations in the Grand Duchy. If featured Filipino folk dances like “Tinikling” and Subli and songs like “Usahay” and was preceded with a holy mass. Native Philippine products like Tanduay rum and imported fruits like Philippine mango and saba banana were sold by the community.

Consul Oliver Delfin attended the event on behalf of Ambassador Victoria Bataclan. Mr. Delfin congratulated the leaders for preparing for and successfully hosting the event and wished them continued cooperation and unity for the benefit of the interests of Filipinos and the Philippines in Luxembourg. "We go where Filipinos collectively go so we could provide consular services on site," he told the crowd in a short talk.

 

AMBASSADOR BATACLAN COMMENDS FREEDOM-LOVING FILIPINOS DURING NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION IN BRUGGE

Brussels, 08 June 2016. --- Ambassador Victoria S. Bataclan, Philippine Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg and Head of the Philippine Mission to the European Union, speaking before attendees of the celebration of the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence in Brugge on 4 June 2016, paid homage to the freedom-loving Filipinos in Belgium and Luxembourg and expressed her greatest admiration to the efforts that they are exerting in the name of peace and development and for everything that contributes to the welfare of our countrymen in the Philippines and around the world.

Ambassador Bataclan encouraged the Filipinos to continue the work and continue to persevere in being useful members of the society and of our country.

She also mentioned that this year is also the 70th year of Philippine-Belgian relations and we are celebrating the ties that bind (as exemplified by the presence of Fr. Carlo Magno Gano Buyayo, one Filipino CICM priest missionary priest who is already based in Congo for 11 years).

Furthermore, she reminded everyone that it is also the 125th Anniversary of the printing of El Filibusterismo in Ghent and that Filipinos in Belgium should be thankful of the fact that Belgium welcomed our National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal in those times that he was in dire need of a haven to print his novel .

The celebration is being organized by World Mission for Peace and Development (WMPD), a non-profit, non-government organization which was founded on 14 February 1995 to “bring humanitarian assistance and development to the underprivileged and impoverished sectors of the society”. Its President, Mrs. Consorcia Scholtz – de Leon is instrumental in forming such Filipino groups as the Silayan International Society, Bayanihan sa Belgium, Kulturang Pinoy Gent, Philippine Women’s Club and the different Catholic ministries in the East Flanders area.

 

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION IN BRUGGE

Brussels, 12 June 2016. --- The Philippine Embassy joined the celebration of Independence Day on June 12 by the Filipino umbrella group, Council of Filipino Associations in Flanders (COFAF), led by Ms. Minabelle Siason, held at the Beurshalle Exhibition Hall in Brugge.

The day-long celebration began with a mass officiated by Father Rhodel Nacional.

The program featured cultural presentations by groups consisting of Filipino and Belgian dancers and singers, including children. Proceeds of the charity will be given to San Isidro Elementary School in Negros Occidental, as part of COFAF’s Classroom Project

 

Philippine Embassy in Brussels

 

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E-mail: consular.brusselspe@gmail.com

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

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

Fax Number: (+32) 02 345 64 25
Duty Officer: (+32) 0488 609.177
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- Assessment and processing of application for a travel document is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

- Mondays to Fridays (except Belgium & Philippine declared holidays)

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HOLIDAYS

In view of the observance Philippine and Belgian holidays, the Embassy will be closed to the public on:

  • 26 June 2017 - Eid'l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan)

For urgent matters, please call the Embassy's Duty Officer Phone: 0488-609-177. Thank you.

 

2017 Declared Holidays

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Jose Antonio S. Buencamino

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ANTWERP

PETER VAN BOGAERT
Consul General, a.h.

Venneborglaan 90, 2100 Deurne, Antwerp
E-mail: pb.vanbogaert@skynet.be
E-mail: aguansing@skynet.be
Tel No./Fax (03) 325.71. 16

LUXEMBOURG

ALAIN KINSCH
Consul General, a.h.

New Ernst & Young Bldg.35E Avenue John F. Kennedy 2L-1855 Luxembourg
Tel. No. (+352) 42 124 8444
(+352) 42 124 84 06 
Email: alain.kinsch@lu.ey.com

 

 

Agricultural Office

Jose I.C. Laquian

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

 

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GUIDELINES ON THE AVAILMENT OF AWARDS AND INCENTIVES FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINO CENTENARIANS UNDER R.A. 10868 AND ITS IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

PUBLIC ADVISORY ON DELAYS IN RELEASE OF PASSPORTS

The Department of Foreign Affairs requests the public's kind understanding on the ongoing delays in the release of passports. These delays are due to technical issues on the part of the company printing the passports.

Those with immediate travel plans are advised to wait until their passports are released before confirming their flights.

Please  be  assured  that  the  Department  is  exerting  all  efforts  to  ensure  the resumption of normal services as soon as possible.

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OV Applications for Registration

List of OV in Belgium and Luxembourg whose registration will be deactivated by the RERB in OFOV for failing to vote in the last two consecutive elections (2013 and 2016).

List of Printed IDs of Voters registered in Belgium recently received from COMELEC (available at the Embassy)

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