The week-long celebration of Mayor Ferdie V. Estrella’s Happy Kaarawan Goals officially started last Saturday, September 02, 2017 with the Mobile Passport Service. This program was spearheaded by the Municipality of Baliwag thru PESO. This was in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) headed by its Team Leader/Foreign Service Staff Employee II, Ms Princessa Tabago together with 34 DFA officials. The Local Civil Registrar (LCR) headed by Ms. Dolores Lumabas, Municipal Civil Registrar and Commission of Elections (COMELEC) headed by Ms. Ma. Gina L. Llave, Election Officer IV also participated as support group in case additional documents are needed by the passport applicants.
Mayor Ferdie in line with his brand of governance “Serbisyong May Malasakit” is to bring government services closer to the Baliwagenyos. One of the services is the Mobile Passport Service which gives Baliwagenyos a convenient passport application and renewal without having to go the main consular affairs office saving time, money, and energy.
The passport applicants submitted their application forms and documentary requirements as early as June for the personal appearance on September 02, 2017 at the Baliwag Star Arena. The processing of the 925 applications started at around 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. A total of 830 applications were processed and approved by the DFA in just 20-30 minutes for only P 1,200.00 as processing fee with additional P 150.00 for the courier service
Positive feedbacks were generated from the applicants. Mr. Mark Villaseñor from Tilapayong, Baliwag said, “Mas okay ang ginawa ng PESO, mas naging madali at malapit ang pagkuha ng passport. Marami pong salamat Mayor. Mas mabilis sya ngayon, hindi katulad sa Manila na mahaba ang pila.” Ms. Rica Guinco, “Okay naman ang service, mabilis saka mababait ang tao. Malaki ang natipid namin. Thank you rin sa lahat ng nagorganize at sa ating Mayor dahil nagkaroon ng ganito na programa.” Another beneficiary of this program is Mr. Ring Bautista, he said, “Thank you kay Mayor Ferdie at sa PESO, very accommodating ang mga tao at mabilis ang proseso.
To all the Baliwagenyos, rest assured that Mayor Ferdie will continue his Serbisyong May Malasakit and his programs and services will always reflect the values of being #maagap #maaasahan #mahusay #magiliw #magkakatuwang