Drop boxes in Dubai bus stops to connect Pinoys to consulate
Filipinos can now reach the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai through a number of drop boxes placed at smart shelters that will deliver letters by Filipinos to the consulate on a weekly basis.
A report on Gulf News said "Kabayan Corners" will also be available at LBC Express kiosks and branches, where Filipinos can also avail of legal aid through Gulf Law.
Philippine Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes told Gulf News that the service will benefit the 450,000 Filipinos living in Dubai and the northern emirates.
"Kabayan Corner is a unique programme that offers a new mode of communication for our Filipino constituents to easily reach us," Cortes said. "We are always in the forefront of assisting our fellow countrymen and believe in such initiatives that will help us connect with them."
Rohit Dalmia, managing director of smart shelter operator Al Shamil Foodstuff Trading, said the drop boxes will add to the services their smart shelters offer.
"Smart Shelter's goal is to make daily chores and activities more convenient via converted bus shelters that offer a range of services, including free WiFi, mobile charging and mini convenience stores," he said.
"The Kabayan Corner is a unique concept and will allow tens of thousands of people on their daily commute to drop into a smart shelter and send their messages to the Philippine Consulate-General," Dalmia added. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News