Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available July 10-14, 2017

July 3, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available July 10 – 14, 2017 The U.S. Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens that the U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu will open from July 10 – 14, 2017 for routine services.  The Consular Agency will offer services for notaries, legal capacity affidavits, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: ACS Newsletter – June 2017

Greetings from American Citizen Services (ACS) section! Please click on this  link  to view the June 2017 ACS Newsletter conveniently on our  website . The newsletter may be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Philippines Country Specific Information . Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert – Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2017

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane and Typhoon Season will last through November 2017, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Incident at Resorts World Manila

Local media reports gunfire and explosions at Resorts World Manila near the Manila International Airport.  Exercise caution and review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Heed any instructions given by local authorities. For further information about security in the Philippines: See the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Check Points in Metro Manila

May 28, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Check Points in Metro Manila The U.S. Embassy has received information that the Philippine government has placed the Philippine National Police (PNP) on full alert throughout Metropolitan Manila. A unit of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has been deployed to Quezon City to assist ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Mindanao Security Situation

May 24, 2017 Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Mindanao Security Situation The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that there is an ongoing conflict between terrorist groups and Philippine Security Forces in Marawi City, Mindanao.  Media reports suggest that there are multiple dead and injured.  On May 23, 2017, the Philippine government declared martial law throughout ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available May 22-26, 2017

May 17, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available May 22-26, 2017 The U.S. Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens that the U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu will open from May 22-26, 2017 for notary, passport, and citizenship services, and from May 24-25, 2017 for Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS-USCIS) services.  ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Services Available May 22-26, 2017

The U.S. Embassy would like to remind U.S. citizens that the U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu will open from May 22-26, 2017 for notary, passport, and citizenship services, and from May 24-25, 2017 for Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS-USCIS) services.  Please see below ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Advisory for Palawan Province

The U.S. Embassy has received credible information that terrorist groups may be planning to conduct kidnapping operations targeting foreign nationals in the areas of Palawan Province, Philippines, to include Puerto Princesa City, and the areas surrounding Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. U.S. citizens are advised to carefully consider this information as they make their ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – SSA and DHS-USCIS Offering Services May 24-25, 2017

U.S. Embassy representatives from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS-USCIS) will be available at the U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu on Wednesday, May 24 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. SSA will ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Pre-planned Closure and Limited Services Until Further Notice

The U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu will offer limited services April 17 to 21 and will be closed to the public for all services from April 24 to May 19, 2017. (As a reminder, the U.S. Consular Agency will also be closed on April 13 to 14, 2017 in observance of Maundy Thursday and Good ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Angeles City Outreach – April 20, 2017 and Olongapo City Outreach – April 21, 2017

March 27, 2017 U.S. Embassy, Manila, Philippines  Message for U.S. Citizens:  Angeles City Outreach – April 20, 2017 Olongapo City Outreach – April 21, 2017   THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. THANK YOU.  The U.S. Embassy would like to inform ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Advisory for Central Visayas

The U.S. Embassy has received unsubstantiated yet credible information that terrorist groups may attempt to conduct kidnappings in Central Visayas, which includes both Cebu and Bohol provinces. U.S. citizens are advised to carefully consider this information as you make your travel plans, and to review personal security plans, avoid large crowds and gatherings, and remain vigilant at ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Adult Passport Renewals – By Appointment or Via Mail with Payment

Beginning April 1, 2017, all U.S. citizens renewing an adult passport may now choose between TWO OPTIONS when submitting their application form (DS-82) and passport to the Embassy. Option 1: Book an appointment on the U.S. Embassy website. You, or a designated representative, will need to appear for your appointment date with the completed DS-82 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

March 7, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Section closed March 9

March 7, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens:  American Citizen Services Section closed March 9 The U.S. Embassy American Citizen Services Section is closed to the public on Thursday, March 9, 2017.  If you have an emergency on March 9, 2017 please contact the Duty Officer at 301-2000 or email acsinfomanila@state.gov . The office will resume normal operating hours on Friday, March 10, 2017. _____________________________________________________________________ For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Bacolod Outreach – March 16, 2017 and Iloilo Outreach – March 17, 2017

March 3, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens: Bacolod Outreach – March 16, 2017  and Iloilo City Outreach – March 17, 2017 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be holding an outreach visit in Bacolod City on March 16, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and Iloilo City on March 17, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The ACS team will be accompanied by representatives of the DHS ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests Possible Near U.S. Embassy – February 25-26

February 25, 2017 THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES.  PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THANK YOU.  The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place at Luneta Park, near ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Laoag City Outreach – March 2, 2017

February 21, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens: Laoag City Outreach – March 2, 2017 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be holding an outreach visit in Laoag City on March 2, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Please follow the link below for information. Laoag City Outreach _____________________________________________________________________ For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: ACS Newsletter – February 2017 Correction: New Link

February 21, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens: ACS Newsletter – February 2017 Correction: New Link Greetings from the American Citizen Services (ACS) Section! Please click on this  link  to view the February 2017 ACS Newsletter conveniently on our  website . The newsletter may be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ For further information: See the State Department’s travel website  for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Philippines Country Specific Information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy representatives of the Social Security Administration (SSA) at the U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu

MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS U.S. Embassy representatives of the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be available at the U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu on Wednesday, February 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Thursday, February 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The following services will be provided: Discuss basic entitlement requirements for ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Expected January 20, 2017

January 19, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Expected January 20, 2017 THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES.  PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THANK YOU. The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Baguio City Town and Outreach – January 24, 2017

January 17, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Baguio City Town and Outreach – January 24, 2017 The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that Consul General Russel J. Brown will be hosting a “Meet & Greet” session for U.S. Citizens in Baguio. This meeting is Consul General Brown’s introduction to the U.S. Citizen community in Baguio and Northern Luzon. He will also take questions from the audience. The “Meet & Greet” will take place on ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu Closure on January 9, 2017

January 9, 2017 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Consular Agency in Cebu Closure on January 9, 2017 The U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu is closed on Monday, January 9, 2017. The office will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. ______________________________________________________________________________ For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Philippines Country Specific Information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Embassy Closure on January 9, 2017

January 6, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Embassy Closure on January 9, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Manila will close on Monday, January 9, 2017.  The Manila City government has declared January 9 a local holiday with all city offices and schools closed. This is due to the Procession of the Black Nazarene, one of the largest religious gatherings in the Philippines.  On January 9, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning for the Philippines

December 21, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning for the Philippines  The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to the Sulu Archipelago and through the southern Sulu Sea, and to exercise extreme caution when traveling to the island of Mindanao, due to continued terrorist threats, insurgent activities, and kidnappings.  This replaces the Travel Warning dated April 21, 2016. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder of Worldwide Caution

December 5, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Reminder of Worldwide Caution The U.S. Embassy in Manila wishes to remind all U.S. citizens residing in, or traveling to the Philippines of the most recent Department of State Worldwide Caution , dated September 9, 2016, which indicates there is an ongoing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests abroad, including the Philippines. The ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security Guidance

December 1, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Holiday Security Guidance The Embassy wishes to remind U.S. citizens to take preventative measures to ensure their safety and security while traveling and residing in the Philippines. The holiday season is a prime time for criminal activity. Remember, while victims can often ‎simply be at the wrong place at the wrong time, they can also ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Manila Tomorrow, November 30, 2016

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES.  PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THANK YOU. The U.S. Embassy in Manila has been informed of a demonstration scheduled to take place tomorrow, Wednesday, November 30, ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Manila

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES.  PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THANK YOU. The Philippine National Police (PNP) have announced that several demonstrations have been scheduled for today, Friday, November 25, throughout ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu Closed December 5-9, 2016

November 22, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Consular Agency in Cebu Closed December 5-9, 2016 The U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu will be closed to the public from December 5 through December 9, 2016. The office will resume normal operating hours on December 12, 2016. For emergency services December 5 through December 9, please contact American Citizen Services at the U.S. Embassy in Manila by phone at +(63) (2) 301-2000 or by ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Olongapo City and Angeles City Outreach

November 22, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Olongapo City Outreach – December 7, 2016 and                                     Angeles City Outreach – December 8, 2016 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be holding an outreach visit in Olongapo City on December 7, 2016 and Angeles City on December 8, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Risk of Kidnapping in Southern Cebu

November 3, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Risk of Kidnapping in Southern Cebu The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens that terrorist groups are planning to conduct kidnappings in areas frequented by foreigners on the southern portion of Cebu Island, specifically the areas around Dalaguete and Santander (to include Sumilon Island). U.S. citizens should avoid travel to these areas and are reminded to review personal security ...
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Message for U.S.Citizens: Tacloban City Outreach – November 8, 2016

October 27, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens: Tacloban City Outreach – November 8, 2016 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be holding an outreach visit in Tacloban City, Leyte on November 8, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Please click the link below for more information. Tacloban City Outreach _______________________________________________________________________ For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consular Agency Cebu – Resuming Normal Services on October 24, 2016

October 19, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Consular Agency Cebu – Resuming Normal Services on October 24, 2016 Beginning Monday, October 24, 2016 the U.S. Consular Agency in Cebu will resume normal operations.  The Consular Agency is open from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. (Monday – Friday) and closed on Wednesdays and designated U.S. and Philippine holidays. If you need to contact the Cebu office, you may call (63 32) ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Assistance at the Embassy

October 11, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Assistance at the Embassy The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will hold voting assistance hours on Wednesday October 12, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the U.S. Embassy.  ACS staff will be available to assist U.S. citizens with completion of their Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) or the Federal ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

October 6, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus

The U.S. Embassy in Manila informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Travel Guidance for the Philippines regarding the risk of Zika virus infection. Zika virus is endemic .  The risk of Zika to travelers, especially pregnant women, in endemic countries is likely lower (but not zero) than in areas where ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – Closure and Limited Services until further notice

September 27, 2016  Message for U.S. Citizens:  Consular Agency in Cebu – Closure and Limited Services until further notice The U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu will be closed to the public on September 28, 2016. On September 29 and 30 the U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu will not offer Passport, Notary and CRBA services. However, the Agency will remain open for inquiries and emergency assistance. Beginning October 3, 2016 all services for walk-in ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Unit Closure – Friday, September 30, 2016

September 27, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens:  American Citizen Services Unit Closure – Friday, September 30, 2016 The American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be closed on Friday, September 30, 2016.  No routine ACS services will be provided on that day.  The ACS unit will open again on Monday, October 3, 2016. In case of emergencies, U.S. citizens should call the Embassy operator at +63-2-301-2000 for assistance. ______________________________________________________________________________ For further information: ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Agency in Cebu – No Passport, Notary and CRBA services on Monday, September 26, 2016

September 23, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Consular Agency in Cebu – No Passport, Notary and CRBA Services on Monday, September 26, 2016 The U.S. Consular Agency office in Cebu will not offer Passport, Notary and CRBA services on Monday, September 26, 2016. However, the Agency will remain open for inquiries and emergency assistance. Routine paid services for walk-in customers will resume on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. On September 26 the Consular Agency office in Cebu will be able ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is September 26 – October 3

September 16, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is September 26 – October 3 In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local election officials by October 10.  In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

September 13, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Davao Bombing (September 3, 2016)

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES.  PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THANK YOU. An explosive device was detonated in a crowded market in Davao, Philippines on the evening of September 2, 2016.  ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Outreach on September 1, 2016 – NOTE EXTENDED HOURS

August 26, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Outreach on September 1, 2016 – NOTE EXTENDED HOURS The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will hold voting outreach on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Quezon City.  ACS staff will be available to assist U.S. citizens to register to vote in the November 8, 2016 U.S. elections. Location:  Church of Jesus ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Angeles City Outreach (September 22, 2016) and Olongapo City Outreach (September 23, 2016)

August 23, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens:  Angeles City Outreach – September 22, 2016 and                                          Olongapo City Outreach – September 23, 2016 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be holding an outreach visit in Angeles City, Pampanga on September 22, 2016 and Olongapo City, Zambales on September 23, 2016 ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Outreach on September 1, 2016

August 19, 2016 Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Outreach on September 1, 2016 The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens that the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit will be holding voting outreach on September 1, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Quezon City.  ACS staff will be available to assist U.S. citizens to register to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections. Location:  Church of Jesus ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Reminder – August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Security Reminder  The Embassy wishes to remind U.S. citizens of the most recent Department of State Worldwide Caution , dated March 3, 2016, which indicates there is an ongoing threat of terrorist actions and violence against United States citizens and interests abroad, including the Philippines. You may also wish to review the information in the most ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning for the Philippines – April 22, 2016

April 21, 2016 Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning for the Philippines The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to the Sulu Archipelago and through the southern Sulu Sea, and to exercise extreme caution when traveling to the island of Mindanao, due to continued terrorist threats, insurgent activities and kidnappings.  This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated October ...
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Worldwide Caution [updated March 3, 2016]

March 3, 2016 Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Update to Worldwide Caution The U.S. Embassy wishes to advise all U.S. citizens that the Department of State issued an updated Worldwide Caution Alert on March 3, 2016. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against ...
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