Basic Apprenticeship Program on Consular Practice for Foreign Service Officers’ Cadetship Course – Batch XXIII

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI), in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs – Human Resource Management Office (DFA-HRMO) conducted the Basic Apprenticeship Program on Consular Practice for Foreign Service Officers’ Cadetship Course (FSOCC) – Batch XXIII from 16-24 November 2016 in four (4) Foreign Service posts namely: Philippine Embassies (PE) in Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and Philippine Consulates General (PCG) in Dubai and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).

The program prepared the FSO Cadets for work in their future foreign service tours-of-duty and provided an opportunity to learn, through observation and practical experience on how to handle varied issues and challenges and perform basic services in conducting consular and Assistance-to-Nationals (ATN) at post.

It specifically aimed to: 1) discuss the political, economic and socio-cultural relations of the Philippines with the selected host countries; 2) explain the structure and operations of Philippine Embassy and/or Consulate; 3) describe the roles and responsibilities of a Consular Officer and an ATN Officer; and 4) apply the necessary technical and knowledge skills to efficiently handle consular and ATN services at post under the supervision of Consular/ATN Officer.

Program Management Team from FSI and DFA-HRMO assisted the participants during the implementation of the apprenticeship program.

 

Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi

Participants:

  1. Emmylou B. Felimer
  2. Maria Christina Cecelia C. Hernandez
  3. Bojer B. Capati
  4. Jake Robin S. Ramintas

Program Management Team:

  1. Maria Olive E. Taclan (FSI)
  2. Christiansen D. Cabahug (DFA-HRMO)

 

Courtesy call on Ambassador Constancio R. Vingno, Jr. with the officers of Abu Dhabi PE.

 

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Participants witnessed a ceremony on the reacquisition of Filipino citizenship presided by Vice Consul Von Ryan G. Pangwi.

 

Participants worked at various consular sections in Abu Dhabi PE.
Participants worked at various consular sections in Abu Dhabi PE.

 

Philippine Consulate General in Dubai

Participants:

  1. Aprilfleur S. Galima-Mejia
  2. Patricia C. Milla
  3. Venince Allen V. Carillo
  4. Edward D. Chan

Program Management Team:

  1. Amarie C. Zaldivar (FSI)
  2. Jacqueline Joan S. Arquiza (DFA-HRMO)

 

Courtesy call on Consul General Paul Raymond P. Cortes and Consul Ferdinand P. Flores.

 

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Participants during the briefing at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Dubai.

 

Participants performed consular and ATN services in Dubai PCG.
Participants performed consular and ATN services in Dubai PCG.

 

Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong SAR

Participants:

  1. Beatriz Alexandra G. Martinez
  2. Claribel M. Ochoa
  3. Paolo R. Zurita
  4. Mark Hanzel H. Lao
  5. Adrian G. Miras

Program Management Team:

  1. Gladys M. Yuson (FSI)
  2. Lenna Eilleen C. De Dios-Sison (DFA-HRMO)

 

Courtesy call on Consul General Bernardita L. Catalla with the officers of Hong Kong SAR PCG.
Courtesy call on Consul General Bernardita L. Catalla with the officers of Hong Kong SAR PCG.

 

Participants with the members of the Filipino Community (FilCom) after their performance at the Asian Ethnic Cultural Performance 2016 at Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
Participants with the members of the Filipino Community (FilCom) after their performance at the Asian Ethnic Cultural Performance 2016 at Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

 

Participants performed consular and ATN services in Hong Kong SAR PCG.
Participants performed consular and ATN services in Hong Kong SAR PCG.

 

Philippine Embassy in Singapore

Participants:

  1. Faith Valerie P. Tan
  2. Marivil V. Valles
  3. Thomas Philip C. Aquino
  4. Manuel C. Ayap

Program Management Team:

  1. Dulce Amor N. Fortunado (FSI)
  2. Jed Martin A. Llona (DFA-HRMO)

 

Courtesy call on Ambassador Antonio A. Morales with the officers and staff of Singapore PE.

 

Participants attended a meeting led by Singapore PE with FilCom leaders and groups.
Participants attended a meeting led by Singapore PE with FilCom leaders and groups.

 

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Participants worked at various consular sections in Singapore PE.