‘PH Independence’ walk-in services, textile show at embassy in DC
WASHINGTON, D.C. – To mark the 120thanniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence, the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. will be opening its doors to render consular services and hold seminars for the Filipino community on Sunday, June 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Chancery Annex Building.
With the theme, “Paglilingkod at Pagdiriwang sa Araw ng Kalayaan 2018”, the Embassy will render passport, civil registration, overseas voting registration, and legalization services on a walk-in basis.
Various government agencies, including the Philippine Overseas Labor Office – Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA), Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC), Philippine Social Security System (SSS), and Pag IBIG Fund will conduct seminars for the Filipino community from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM. Those who are interested in participation in the seminars may register by sending an e-mail to [email protected]
An SSS officer will also be available at the Embassy Chancery Annex on 10-11 June, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM to provide on-site services to its members via appointment at [email protected]
“What better way to celebrate 120 years of Philippine independence than by reaching out and serving our kababayans,” said Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez.
In addition to the June 10 activities, the Philippine Embassy, in cooperation with the National Museum of the Philippines and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda will also host the “Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Traveling Exhibition,” that will showcase Philippine textiles and weaving traditions at the Chancery Annex building from 11 June to 16 July 2018.
The display will also include a week-long series of lecture, weaving demonstrations, and embroidery workshops featuring pineapple and silk (piña-seda) weavers and embroiderers from Kalibo, Aklan and Lumban, Laguna Philippines.
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum will also host a separate lecture and embroidery workshop of “Hibla” on 13 June 2018 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (RSVP: [email protected]), while the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will conduct embroidery workshops on 14 June 2018 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
“Hibla ng Lahing Filipino” is a permanent textile gallery found at the National Museum of the Philippines that aims to highlight the commonalities of the country’s 110 ethnolinguistic groups through shared indigenous weaving technologies.
The above activities are made possible through the support of the US-Philippines Society and Courtyard Marriott Washington Embassy Row.