‘Passport on Wheels’ to start rolling in Aklan by November

first_img“This program is intended for Aklanonswho are having a hard time travelling from the province to Iloilo and we aregrateful that we are able to partner with the Department of Foreign Affairs(DFA) in bringing passport services to Aklan. This initiative is in line withour government’s thrust towards good governance to provide efficient andconvenient service to the people,” Vice Gov. Reynaldo Quimpo said.    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), through its “Passport on Wheels” program, fast-tracks applications and renewal of passports. The DFA will be at the ABL Sports and Cultural Complex in Aklan next month for the final processing or appointment of passport applications. Present during the event were Quimpoand Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Jose Miguel Miraflores, who checked thesystematic process of the event.  On its first day, over 1,000applicants went to the trade hall to book a passport application slot. Around 2,000 Aklanons have passedtheir applications during the registration period at the provincial trade halllast Oct. 16-18 – with P1,200 registration fee that will be paid to accreditedpayment centers.center_img KALIBO, Aklan – The provincialgovernment here will conduct a “Passport on Wheels” (POW) program nextmonth.        “This POW can be a reactive measure toaddress the immediate need for passport services in Aklan and hopefully the DFAcan establish a satellite office here in our province.” Miraflores said. The DFA will be in the province fromNov. 15-17 at the ABL Sports and Cultural Complex for the final processing orappointment of passport applications with the actual presence of theapplicants.(With a report from JanicaAnne dela Pena/Radyo Todo/PN)last_img

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