On 3 September 2011, the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok conducted a consular outreach for the Filipino community in Chiang Mai province and nearby areas. The outreach, conducted in the Holiday Inn Chiang Mai, was organized by the Embassy in cooperation with the Association of Filipinos in Thailand – Northern Region Chapter headed by Ms. Roxanne Oddie.
On 2 September 2011, the Ambassador also met with Pol. Lt. Gen. Chaiya Siriamphunkul, Commissioner, Provincial Police Region 5. Gen. Chaiya noted that the province have had no problem involving Filipinos. He promised to take care of the Filipino community in the province and assured Ambassador Linglingay F. Lacanlale of his cooperation with the Philippine Embassy.
The Ambassador expressed appreciation for the warm welcome extended to her by the Provincial Police and the assistance that the latter extends to the Filipino community. She informed Gen. Chaiyu of the Embassy’s plan to appoint an honorary consul in the province to assist the community with their consular needs.
Ambassador Lacanlale also congratulated Gen. Chaiyu and the entire provincial police force for its work in keeping peace and order in the district.
On 4 September, the Embassy delegation headed to Chiang Rai for a similar consular outreach. The outreach, which was co-organized with the assistance of Mr. Albert de la Paz, was held at the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) Building in Chiang Rai.
Apart from the e-passport service, the Embassy consular team offered ID and legalization of documents in both consular outreach missions. Ambassador Lacanlale also met with the Filipinos in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai to update them on developments in the Philippines and discuss the concerns of the Filipino community.
Chiang Mai Photos (Courtesy of Ms. Roxanne Oddie and Mr. Francis Caoile)
Ambassador Linglingay F. Lacanlale and Pol. Lt. Gen. Chaiya Siriamphunkul, Commissioner, Provincial Police Region 5 meet at the Provincial Police Office in Chiang Mai on 2 September 2011. Acting as interpreter is Pol. Col. Khemmarin Hassiri, Superintendent (middle), International Affairs Section, Provincial Police Region 5.
Ambassador Linglingay F. Lacanlale (R) stressing a point during the Q & A portion of the meeting with the Filipinos in Chiang Mai and neighboring provinces on 3 September 2011. Seated beside the Ambassador is Ms. Roxanne Oddie, President of the Association of Filipinos in Thailand-Northern Region Chapter.
Ambassador Linglingay F. Lacanlale with the Filipinos in Chiang Mai and neighboring provinces at the Holiday Inn Chiang Mai on 3 September 2011.
Chiang Rai Photos (courtesy of Mr. Alberto de la Paz)
Ambassador Linglingay F. Lacanlale (R) answers a query of a member of the Filipino community during the Consular Outreach Program of the Embassy in Chiang Rai province on 4 September 2011. The consular outreach and meeting with the Filipinos was held at the conference room of the PDA Building in Chiang Rai.
Ambassador Linglingay F. Lacanlale with the members of the consular team and the Filipino community in Chiang Rai and neighboring provinces. The consular outreach, which was co-organized with Mr. Albert de la Paz (R,1st row) was held at the PDA Building Chiang Rai on 4 September 2011.