Nov 072013



MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday announced the suspension of services, including the releasing of passports, in seven regional consular offices from November 8 to 9 due to expected bad weather.

“The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) advises the public that due to super typhoon Yolanda, consular services at DFA Regional Consular Offices (RCOs) in Tacloban, Legazpi, Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo, Lipa, and Lucena will be temporarily suspended on November 8-9 (Friday and Saturday),” DFA said in a statement.

Normal operations will resume on November 11 (Monday).

The affected RCOs may be contacted through the following numbers:

  • Tacloban – (053) 321-8233
  • Legazpi – (052) 480-3000
  • Cebu – (032) 520-5898
  • Bacolod – (034) 441-2675
  • Iloilo – (033) 337-8017
  • Lipa – (043) 722-0578
  • Lucena – (042) 710-4526

The DFA main office may be reached at (02) 536-0000, and

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