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Spain OFWs join calls to stop closure of diplomatic offices By Michaela P. del Callar 02/01/2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Spain OFWs join calls to stop closure of diplomatic offices

By Michaela P. del Callar 02/01/2012

Filipino workers in Spain have joined calls to stop the closure of Philippine diplomatic missions this year as they decried the government’s plan to cease the operation of the country’s three-year-old consulate in Barcelona.

The protests came amid the government’s decision to scale down its diplomatic operations abroad and start the gradual shut down of 12 embassies and consulates as part of its restructuring plan and austerity measures.

Apart from Barcelona, the 11 other posts to be closed down, according to the Tribune sources are the Philippine consulate in Frankfurt, Germany and the Philippine embassies in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Venezuela and Palau..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20120201nat3.html

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