The Philippine Embassy in Cambodia brought its consular services to OFWs residing in the suburb of Borey Phiphop Thmey in the capital city of Phnom Penh on Sunday, 22 July 2018.

Located in the outskirts of Phnom Penh, the Borey Philphop Thmey suburb is host to a large concentration of OFWs working in Cambodia's burgeoning garments industry, as well as in other professions. The Embassy's consular outreach team rendered passport and notarial services, as well as registration for overseas voting and Embassy ID.

OFWs who availed of services expressed their joy and appreciation of the Embassy’s initiative to extend services on a Sunday at their location, even though it is technically still located within the capital.

Mahal din po kasi ang pamasahe papuntang Phnom Penh, kaya malaking tulong din po ito sa aming mga taga-Borey,” one OFW was quoted saying. Another worker recounted that during times of high-production at the factories, workers are not allowed to take leaves of absences until the quota is met. “Mahirap po mag-leave pag may pasok, kaya Linggo lang talaga kami pwede magpa-passport,” she said.

The Embassy team also mounted a mini-exhibition of tourism promotion banners at the venue to introduce Cambodians in the Borey area to the beautiful tourism destinations in the Philippines, which is accessible via direct flight between Siem Reap and Manila through Cebu Pacific Air. END.


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The Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy was in full force during the Consular Outreach Mission at Borey Phiphop Thmey, a suburb of Phnom Penh where hundreds of Filipinos reside and work


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Post's OAV personnel conducts voter registration of an OFW working at the garment factory in Borey Phiphop Thmey


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Cambodian friends and employers of OFWs check out Philippine tourism hotsopts