Newly constructed consular building is now serving Filipinos to improve public service.
Located at the SM Megamall’s newly constructed seventh floor in Mandaluyong City, the DFA-NCR East is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and can accommodate up to 1,000 applicants at a time.At the inaugural rites, DFA Undersecretary for Administration Rafael Seguis said the new consular office is a step forward for public service and for the betterment of the people.
“The opening of DFA-National Capital Region East is the continuing fruition of the President and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs’ commitment to bringing world class and convenient service to the public,” Seguis said.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Seguis and SM Supermalls President Annie Garcia followed, marking the formal opening of the passport office.
The opening of DFA-NCR East is one of several passport offices included in the PPP which aims to bring over P1 billion in savings to be generated by its initiative to transfer its passport offices to shopping malls nationwide.
It also aims to bring consular services closer to the public through a more convenient and hassle-free experience, and to improve our passport service.
Filipinos can now expect more convenience in availing passport related services after the Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday inaugurated a new consular office at a major mall in Metro Manila.