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Duterte directs PH embassies worldwide to open on weekends

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President Rodrigo Duterte has directed all Philippine embassies across the globe to open on weekends to further assist Filipino workers and residents.

During the President’s meeting with the Filipino Community in Singapore, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the President has ordered DFA to check on the operating hours of Philippine Embassies to know if such system will be applicable.

A huge crowd of Filipinos estimated at 6,000 gathered at the Zepp@BIGBOX concert hall in Singapore to personally see and meet President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on April 28, 2018.

RTVM Editor's Cut | DuterteSG2018

A huge crowd of Filipinos estimated at 6,000 gathered at the Zepp@BIGBOX concert hall in Singapore to personally see and meet President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on April 28, 2018.#DuterteSG2018

Posted by Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines) on Sunday, April 29, 2018

The directive, according to Cayetano, aims to extend consular services to more Filipino workers overseas who usually take their days off on weekends.

Based on government data, there are 10 million overseas Filipino workers scattered in 170 countries in the world. Over one million of them reside or work in the Middle East

Source: UNTV NEWS AND RESCUE,RTVM

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