New York, NY 20 December 2016 – On a night recognizing tourism milestones in honor of New York and New Jersey based travel agents, air carriers, and partners who helped boost tourism to the Philippines in 2016, Consul General Ma. Theresa Dizon-De Vega joined Philippine Department of Tourism New York (PDOT NY) OIC Zeny Pallugna and Gateway Travel Tours (GTT), represented by Managing Director Eliza Chung and Sales Manager Rowena Lipa, in welcoming 80 guests to a year-end holiday party held at Evergreen Restaurant in New York City last December 19. Also present were Mr. Manny Ilagan of Majestic Vacation, one of PDOT-NY's tour operator partners and Consul Felipe Cariño, Head of the Consulate's Economic Section.
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19 December 2016, New York, New York – Consul General Theresa Dizon-de Vega met on 19 December 2016 with members of the Association of Filipino Teachers in America (AFTA) led by its President Roxanne Cajigal to discuss the initial plans for the Paaralan sa Konsulado 2017 (PSK) and other initiatives of the association.
New York, 15 December 2016- The Philippine Consulate General in New York joins our Embassy in Washington, DC and other Philippine Foreign Service Posts in the United States in expressing appreciation for the signing into law of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015 by President Barack Obama on 14 December 2016.
New York, 15 December 2016- The NBA's Brooklyn Nets hosted a Filipino Heritage Night on 14 December 2016 during its homecourt match against the LA Lakers at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.