The Philippine Embassy held its first Post Arrival Orientation Seminar (PAOS) for 2019 on 10 February in Kuala Belait. Almost 160 participants, mostly skilled workers from various companies and Household Service Workers, attended the PAOS. The activity, which was in coordination with the Filipino Association in Brunei – Kuala Belait Chapter, aimed to provide updates and information on the Embassy’s services for Filipino workers.
Vice Consul Jaybee Arguillas welcomed the participants and advised them to personally transact with the Philippine Embassy in renewing their passports to avoid immigration problems. She also apprised the participants on the Embassy’s consular services.
Other Embassy officials and representatives of attached agencies, namely, Assistance-to-Nationals (ATN) Officer Mark Arinquin, Labor Attaché Melissa Mendizabal, OWWA Representative Katrina Del Valle, Pag-IBIG Representative Ms. Edna C. Peñahermoso, and SSS Representative Joy Ann Cabading, presented their respective programs and services.
PAOS attendees expressed appreciation to the Embassy for conducting the event regularly and for providing information on its services for Filipinos in Brunei. As part of its Empowerment Program for Overseas Filipinos, the Embassy conducts PAOS once every quarter, particularly for Household Service Workers.END