4:34 pm | Friday, November 8th, 2013
MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will temporarily suspend operations of its consular services in satellite offices in Metro Manila on Saturday due to Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).
“Due to the threat of Supertyphoon ‘Yolanda,’ the Department of Foreign Affairs advises the public that consular services at DFA Satellite Offices (SOs) in Metro Manila will be temporarily suspended on November 9,” it said in an advisory Friday.
DFA passport and authentication services as well as the release of passports in the following SOs will resume on Monday:
- DFA NCR – Central (Robinsons Galleria)
- DFA NCR – East (SM Megamall)
- DFA NCR – West (SM Manila)
- DFA NCR – South (Metro Gaisano Alabang)
“Passport applicants who have scheduled appointment on November 9 will be accommodated from November 11 to 16, provided that they can show proof of their appointment,” DFA said in the advisory.
The DFA said that persons who have queries about the consular services of the particular SO may contact the following numbers and email addresses:
- DFA NCR – Central, 631-0806, firstname.lastname@example.org
- DFA NCR – East, 570-3230, email@example.com
- DFA NCR – West, 536-9994, firstname.lastname@example.org
- DFA NCR – South, 551-1051, email@example.com
“The DFA can also be reached at (02) 536-0000. Emails can also be sent at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Messages can be sent to the Passport Division’s Facebook page, Philippine Passport,” it said.
Supertyphoon Yolanda, the strongest typhoon to hit the country in 2013, has already left three people dead and seven others injured as it lashed several regions in the country.
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