Bulan, Sorsogon, October 1, 2009: Seventy-eight (78) out of eighty Bulan applicants were approved and granted passports by the Department of Foreign Affairs during the 2-day Machine Readable Passporting Mobile Outreach Program on September 28-29 at the Sangguniang Bayan Session Hall.
The venture was jointly sponsored by the DFA’s Regional Consular Office V and the Local Government Unit, through the PESO. This is the third time that Bulan got the opportunity to avail of the program.
Mayor De Castro and PESO Manager Anilin Diaz presented a Plaque of Appreciation to the 7-man team headed by DFA Regional Director Jose V. Jacob. She said that this mobile passporting program of the DFA is very helpful to many residents as they will no longer travel to Legazpi to secure the travel documents and will thus lessen expenses on the part of the applicants. She once more appealed to the Regional Director to again come back next year. Director Vidal said that it was his pleasure to be of service to the community of Bulan and promised to come back.
As sponsor the LGU Bulan provided the transportation, accommodation and food expenses of the team.