US embassy brings consular services to mall road show

Posted at 02/18/2014 1:13 PM | Updated as of 02/18/2014 1:13 PM

MANILA – The embassy of the United States in Manila is bringing its services closer to the public as it hosts its seventh road show next month in Pasay City.

Dubbed as "America in 3D: A Road Show in Diplomacy, Development, & Defense", US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg said the event is scheduled on March 1 (Saturday) and 2 (Sunday) at the SM Mall of Asia.

"What we're going to do is bring about a little American culture, a little bit of local music, a little bit of embassy services, consular services, bringing education opportunities to people so that they see how to go study in the US, veterans' services…. There's a full array of things for people to see about the United States and bring the embassy out to the people," said Goldberg.

Aside from booths that deal with consular and visa services, the event is also going to provide entertainment and cultural shows for free.

The two-day event will feature some of the activities like food sampling, The Visa Talk, cooking demonstrations, and special musical performances by Charice, Jed Madela, Luke Mejares, the military band the 7th Fleet Band, Orient Express, The Crew, Flippin Soul Stompers, and Razorback among others.

'You'll see a little bit of the United States. You'll have the opportunity to ask our officers questions at booths set up for consular, educational and veterans' affairs services. We're going to have a lot of entertainment. We're going to have a baseball clinic, a basketball clinic and lots of things for kids. It's gonna be a lot of fun so I invite everybody to come," Goldberg said.