PR - 27 - 2021
PH CONSUL GENERAL DISCUSSES EDUCATION COOPERATION, RECOGNITION OF CREDENTIALS WITH REGINA MAYOR, SASKATCHEWAN MINISTER
(Left photo) Mayor Sandra Masters looks at Consul General Zaldy Patron while he signs the guest book of the Regina City Hall. (Right photo) Consul General Patron and Mayor Masters exchange gifts at the end of their meeting.
19 August 2021, Calgary – While in Regina, Saskatchewan, for the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary’s three-day consular outreach on 17-19 August 2021, Consul General Zaldy Patron also met separately with Regina Mayor Sandra Masters and Saskatchewan Advanced Education Minister Gene Makowsky.
Consul General Patron paid a courtesy call on Mayor Masters at the Regina City Hall on 16 August 2021. Two days later, he hosted a breakfast meeting for Minister Makowsky and three other Advanced Education officials of the province.
Consul General Patron thanked Mayor Masters for the support and assistance her administration has been giving to the estimated 9,000 Filipino and Filipino-Canadian citizens in Regina out of the city’s total population of 236,000 (as of 2016).
(Left to right) Ms. Livia Castellanos (Executive Lead, International Education and Jurisdictional Initiatives or IEJI), Consul General Zaldy Patron, Saskatchewan Advanced Education Minister Gene Makowsky, Ms. Danelle Reiss (Director, IEJI) and Ms. Amanda Plummer (Chief of Staff to the Minister) at the end of their meeting in Regina, Saskatchewan, on 18 August 2021.
In addition, Consul General Patron shared with Mayor Masters and Minister Makowsky the linkages that the PCG had helped establish between the Philippines’ Commission on Higher Education, the Department of Science and Technology, the seven Philippine state universities under the Magic 7+ consortium, and the University of the Philippines Los Baños, on one hand, and the University of Saskatchewan, on the other hand.
He also sought the support of Mayor Masters and Minister Makowsky for the PCG’s current advocacy calling for the easier recognition of credentials of Filipino nurses coming to Saskatchewan and Alberta, the two provinces under the PCG’s consular jurisdiction.
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PR- 31- 2020
PCG Calgary Launches New Passport Online Appointment System
24 October 2020, Calgary – The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary will launch a new passport Online Appointment System (OAS) on 25 October 2020 for passport bookings from 23 November 2020 onwards.
The PCG’s new OAS can be found at www.passport.gov.ph. It is the same system that the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila uses in scheduling passport appointments in the Philippines.
In the new OAS, applicants will have to encode their complete information before confirming their booking. Applicants will receive confirmation email with an auto-generated application form containing their personal details and a barcode unique to each applicant.
Applicants are required to bring the printed application form (with barcode) on the date and time of their appointment, along with the supporting documents, such as old passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate, certificates of retention/re-acquisition of Philippine citizenship, work permit, and permanent residency card. The supporting documents will depend on whether the applicant is an adult or a minor, and if the applicant is renewing or applying for a passport for the first time. These requirements are found at www.philcongencalgary.org.
The new OAS is free of charge and clients only need to pay for passport renewal fee when they arrive at the PCG on their appointment date.
“With the PCG’s new passport online appointment system, we will be able to process passport applications quicker than before, which we hope our passport applicants will find more convenient” Consul General Zaldy Patron said about the PCG’s new OAS.
Passport bookings for 20 November 2020 and earlier can still be made using the PCG’s existing Appointment Plus OAS which can be accessed from this link https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/ykdcgsge/. This site will close on 21 November 2020. END