Legarda brings ‘Passport on Wheels’ to Antiqueños

December 13, 2023

As an early Christmas gift to Antiqueños, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda and Rep. Aa Legarda are bringing the “Passport on Wheels” service in her home province of Antique from Dec. 13-15 at the third floor of Robinson’s Mall Antique in San Jose de Buenavista.

A total of 2,300 Antiqueño applicants will benefit from the endeavor — 900 each during the first and second days, and 500 during the third.

“Alam ko ang mga paghihirap na kinakaharap ng ating kasimanwa, ang mahabang paglalakbay na ating ginagawa upang mapuntahan ang mga pangunahing serbisyo tulad ng pagpoproseso ng pasaporte,” said Legarda.

“Ang paglalakbay ng halos 100 kilometro upang makarating sa pinakamalapit na Consular Office sa Iloilo ay gumugugol ng ilang oras sa kalsada, kaya naman natutuwa ako sa Passport on Wheels na ito,” she added.

This is the first step in bringing the Passport on Wheels service for a longer basis starting January 2024, while the process of opening of permanent consular office is ongoing.

It is slated to be fully operational by the second quarter of 2024 and will be staffed by dedicated individuals eager to serve their own community.

A total of 11 personnel hail from Antique, which further strengthens the commitment to local talent.

“I am confident that this initiative will empower Antiqueños, and bring convenience, progress, and a brighter future for our beloved province.”

Applicants are reminded to bring all requirements to avoid untoward hassle. (end)