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Indonesian Embassy officers orient Indonesian community

Karah Jane B. Sarita

Officers of the Indonesian Embassy conducted an orientation about the present programs and plans of the Indonesian government to the students and other Indonesian residents of Dumaguete last Dec. 8 at the Silliman Hall.

Mr. Tody Baskoro, Second Secretary for Protocol and Consular Affairs, discussed the guidelines on dealing with students. He also introduced a checklist of documentary requirements for conversion to student visa.

According to Mr. Wibanarto Eugenius, Chief of Protocol and Consular Affairs, the program was very important since they were able to update the Indonesian students about the process in the Philippines after school and ways of taking care of themselves in times of threat since it was his duty, as the officer of the Indonesian embassy in Manila, to take care of the Indonesians and to make sure that everything is running well.

Meanwhile, given that Silliman University (SU) hosted the event, Mr. Moses Joshua Atega, Adviser to the International Students, said, “From our end on Silliman, we appreciate this because we get to know the present requirements of the students when they come to study abroad from Indonesia.”

“It is also an opportunity for us to let the Indonesian Embassy officers know how we are here in Silliman when it comes to taking care of our students, and they have been appreciative of what we have been doing… it is also to show our hospitality to the Indonesian Community here,” Atega added.

Eugenius thinks that SU is a very comfortable university with a complete facility and a very good environment.

Furthermore, it was the second time SU housed the said event.

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