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Italian gov’t rule omitting middle names of Filipinos in documents sparks protest 04/30/2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Italian gov’t rule omitting middle names of Filipinos in documents sparks protest

04/30/2012
Filipinos in Italy are protesting a rule by the Italian government that restricts the use of middle names in documents for Philippine citizens.

The Filipino workers blamed the Philippine Embassy in Italy for the blunder, saying it was the one that requested the Italian government to omit the middle names of registered Filipinos in their records so as not to confuse them with their proper names.

Junn Felix Mendoza Landicho, president of Alliance of Filipinos in Italy, called the rule “oppressive,” saying it has brought them a lot of inconvenience as they had to go through the intricate process of amending their papers, documents, permits, employment contracts, as well as the expected benefits and other claims..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20120430met4.html

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