Philippine Consulate General Reminds Community to Drive Safely During the Winter Season

17 December 2014 - The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver mourns the death of three more Filipino citizens who perished in another deadly car accident in Alberta over the weekend.  We condole with their next of kin and the rest of the Filipino community, and extend our assistance to expedite the repatriation of the remains of the victims, in accordance with the desires of their loved ones.

In view of the alarming incidence of deadly road accidents involving our citizens, the Philippine Consulate General calls on the community to avoid driving when road and weather conditions are bad, or if such trips cannot be avoided, observe extraordinary caution to prevent accidents.

In line with this, the community is strongly advised to consider the following practical tips from Transport Canada:

  • Get your vehicle ready for winter.
  • Install four matching winter tires.
  • Pack an emergency kit.
  • Learn and practice winter driving techniques before you need them.
  • Plan your trip, check road and weather conditions.
  • Remove all snow from your vehicle before each trip.
  • Give yourself extra travel time in bad weather.
  • Avoid using cruise control on slippery roads.
  • Travel with a fully charged cell phone.

For more advice on specific driving conditions or situations, the community is enjoined to consult RCMP driving advisories and driving tips offered by ICBC and other provincial authorities.

​​​​​​​Notice to Passport Applicants

Personal appearance is required for all passport applicants.

Applicants are encouraged to book an appointment online for their convenience.

​​​​​​​​​​The Philippine Consulate General is located inside the World Trade Center Office Complex at 999 Canada Place, at Suite 660 (6th floor), Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3E1

The Consulate is open from:

  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday)
  • 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (every last Friday of each month)​ except on Philippine and Canadian holidays.

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