Applicants who wish to take their Oath of Allegiance as part of the RA9225/Dual Citizenship application during the Mobile Consular Mission in Auckland on 7-11 February 2018 must submit their application in advance. The Embassy should receive applications on or before 21 January 2019 to be included in the oath taking ceremony during the Mobile Consular Mission. For information on the Mobile Consular Mission in Auckland, please watch out for future announcements of the Embassy.

Maraming salamat po.



We are pleased to announce that we will be conducting a Mobile Consular Mission in Auckland on 7-11 February 2019. Online booking will be opened/ available on Monday, 21 January 2019, 6:00 PM. Venue of the mobile will be confirmed at a later time.

Services that will be offered during the Mobile are Passporting, Authentication and Notarials, Civil Registry, and NBI Fingerprinting. For applicants who wish to apply for Dual Citizenship and take their Oath of Allegiance during the Auckland Mobile, please submit your application form and all documentary requirements before 21 January 2019.

Thank you very much and Mabuhay!


Nais po naming ipaalam sa publiko na ang Pasuguan ng Pilipinas ay magtutungo sa Auckland para sa isang Mobile Consular Mission sa 7-11 ng February 2019. Ang online appointment ay magbubukas sa Lunes, 21 January 2019, 6:00 PM (gabi). Ang lugar ng mobile ay aming iaanunsyo sa mga susunod na araw.

Ang mga serbisyo po na available sa Mobile ay Passporting, Authentication and Notarials, Civil Registry, at NBI Fingerprinting. Sa mga gustong mag apply ng Dual Citizenship at mag Oath of Allegiance sa Auckland Mobile, maaarin pong isumite ang inyong application at requirements bago mag 21 January 2019.

Maraming salamat po at Mabuhay!


The Filipino People

The Filipino People

The Filipino is basically of Malay stock with a sprinkling of Chinese, American, Spanish and Arab blood. From a long history of Western colonial rule, interspersed with visits of merchants and traders, evolved a people of unique blend of east and west, both in appearance and culture.

The Filipinos are divided geographically and culturally into regions and each regional group is recognizable by distinct traits and dialects. Tribal communities can be found scattered across the archipelago.

The most important numerically are the Visayans, who live primarily in the central portion of the archipelago and the Tagalogs, who live primarily in central Luzon. The Moslem groups live mainly in the southern portion of the archipelago -- particularly in western Mindanao, the Sulu Archipelago, and southern Palawan island. The non-Malay groups are composed of people of Spanish and Chinese descent.


Most of the people belong to the Roman Catholic religion (about 84%). At least 10% are Protestants or members of other Christian denominations, including the Philippine Independent Church, or Aglipayans and the rest are Muslims.


It is estimated that there are 111 linguistic groups or dialects spoken in the country. The national language is Filipino, which is based on Tagalog. Both Filipino and English are being used for official communication and instruction.


Population: 86,241,697 (July 2004 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 35.8% (male 15,758,255; female 15,152,291)
15-64 years: 60.2% (male 25,847,345; female 26,096,211)
65 years and over: 4% 3.9% (male 1,473,873; female 1,913,722) (2004 est.)

Median age :
total: 22.1 years
male: 21.6 years
female: 22.6 years (2004 est.)

Population growth rate: 1.88% (2004 est.)

Birth rate: 25.8 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Death rate: 5.53 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Net migration rate: -1.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
total population: 1.00 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

Infant mortality rate:
total: 24.24 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 21.22 deaths/1,000 live births (2004 est.)
27.11 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 69.60 years
male: 66.74 years
female: 72.61 years (2004 est.)

Total fertility rate: 3.22 children born/woman (2004 est.)

noun: Filipino(s)
adjective: Philippine

Ethnic groups: Christian Malay 91.5%, Muslim Malay 4%, Chinese 1.5%, other 3%

Religions: Roman Catholic 83%, Protestant 9%, Muslim 5%, Buddhist and other 3%

Languages: Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English; eight major dialects - Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocan, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinense

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 95.9%
male: 96%
95.8% (2003 est.)

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