Philcongen NY Showcases Cultural Diversity to Commemorate the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Press Release EGC-024-2022 2 June 2022 PHILCONGEN NY SHOWCASES CULTURAL DIVERSITY TO COMMEMORATE THE ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH NEW YORK 02 June 2022 – The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York held a cultural show to commemorate the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month  on 24 May 2022 at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center in New York. Traditional dance and music from the Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Pacific Islander and Philippine communities were featured during the cultural show as a means of bridging the cross-cultural communities of New York City, and fostering greater cultural understanding. In his welcome remarks during the event, Consul General Elmer G. Cato said that “In the midst of increased incidents of racism, discrimination, and violence against the AAPI community, our weapon is the soft power of art and culture.” For more information, visit https://www.newyorkpcg.dfa.gov.ph,  https://www.newyorkpcg.org,  https://www.facebook.com/PHLinNY/  or https://www.instagram.com/phinnewyork/.  END Left to right:  Consul General Elmer G. Cato  delivers his welcome remarks during the Asian Amrican Pacific Islander Heritage Month Cultural Show held on 24 May 2022 at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center in New York; Bottom right: Jameelah Lenises, Frank Ortega of Kinding Sindaw perform…

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Public Advisory: Enhanced Covid-19 Quarantine and Isolation Guidance Tool Now Available to New Yorkers

Public Advisory 072-202227 May 2022 ENHANCED COVID-19 QUARANTINE AND ISOLATIONGUIDANCE TOOL NOW AVAILABLE TO NEW YORKERS The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs all kababayan that the “NYC Test & Trace Corps” has expanded its COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Guidance Tool to provide New Yorkers direct connections to order “Take Care packages” and receive COVID-19 therapeutics.The COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Guidance Tool provides a mechanism for New Yorkers to navigate COVID-19 guidance based on their history of infection, date of exposure, or positive test, symptoms, and vaccination status.For more information, kababayan can visit https://covid19.nychealthandhospitals.org/COVID19help

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Public Advisory: Travel Insurance No Longer Required for Foreign Nationals

Public Advisory 071-2022 27 May 2022 TRAVEL INSURANCE NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs the public that beginning Monday, 30 May 2022, foreign nationals entering the Philippines will no longer be required to present a travel insurance during immigration entry formalities. Securing a travel insurance, however, is encouraged. This is development is pursuant to IATF Resolution No. 168, series of 2022, dated 26 May 2022, which can be visited by clicking the following link: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2022/05may/20220526-IATF-Resolution-168-RRD.pdf It will be recalled that foreigners were originally required to obtain a travel insurance with a minimum coverage of US$35,000 for the duration of their stay in the Philippines.

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Public Advisory: RT-PCR No Longer Required for All Fully-Vaccinated Individuals Travelling to the Philippines

Public Advisory 070-202227 May 2022 RT-PCR TEST NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR ALL FULLY-VACCINATEDINDIVIDUALS TRAVELING TO THE PHILIPPINES The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs the public that beginning Monday, 30 May 2022, Filipinos and foreigners who have received their primary series COVID-19 vaccine and at least one COVID-19 booster shot will no longer be required to present a negative COVID-19 test in order to travel to the Philippines.Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or individuals whose vaccination status cannot be independently validated, however, would still be required to present a negative RT-PCR test.Acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination are the following:(1)    World Health Organization International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis;(2)    VaxCertPH;(3)    National or state manual/digital vaccination certificate of the country/foreign government; and(4)    Other proof of vaccinated permitted by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.Please click the following link below to read the full details of the latest IATF Resolution No. 168, series of 2022, dated 26 May 2022.https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2022/05may/20220526-IATF-Resolution-168-RRD.pdf

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Consular Outreach in Rochester, New York

Photo Release EGC-102-202223 May 2022 CONSULAR OUTREACH IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK The Consulate General of the Philippines successfully conducted its first consular outreach activity for the year at the Henrietta Recreation Center in Rochester, New York on 21 May 2022. Here, former Philippine citizens are having their petition for reacquisition for Philippine citizenship under Republic Act 9225 evaluated by the Consular Team. (Philippine Consulate General Photo by Ricarte Abejuela III) Photo Release EGC-103-202223 May 2022 CONSULAR OUTREACH IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK The Consulate General of the Philippines successfully conducted its first consular outreach activity for the year at the Henrietta Recreation Center in Rochester, New York on 21 May 2022. Here, kababayan are able to apply for or renew their Philippine passports without needing to travel to New York. (Philippine Consulate General Photo by Ricarte Abejuela III) Photo Release EGC-104-202223 May 2022 CONSULAR OUTREACH IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK The Consulate General of the Philippines successfully conducted its first consular outreach activity for the year at the Henrietta Recreation Center in Rochester, New York on 21 May 2022.  The Filipino-American Association of Rochester thanked the Consulate for coming to Rochester and serving the Filipino population there. (Philippine Consulate General Photo by…

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New York PCG Conducts Consular Outreach Activity in Rochester, New York

Press Release EGC-023-2022 23 May 2022 NEW YORK PCG CONDUCTS CONSULAR OUTREACH ACTIVITY IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK The Consulate General of the Philippines began its Consular Outreach season for 2022 by travelling to Rochester, New York for its “Konsulado on the Go” service which benefitted nearly 150 kababayan. The consular outreach mission was a co-sponsored by the Filipino American Association of Rochester, the Fil-Am Community of Upstate New York, Inc. (based in Syracuse, New York), and the Filipino American Association of Western New York (based in Buffalo, New York). The consular mission provided passport renewal, dual citizenship, and notarial services for members of the Filipino community in the Northwest of New York State. A total of 127 services were extended during the mission in Rochester. Ms. Tet Carreon-Varrera of the Filipino American Association of Rochester commended the Consulate Team for a job well done. “It was a very successful event. On behalf of the Filipino community, maraming maraming salamat po sa pagdala ng serbisyo ng Konsulado on the Go sa Rochester NY. Malaking tulong po ito sa ating mga kababayan. Mabuhay po kayong lahat!” Miss Varreon-Varrera said. The community and the organizers all look forward to a repeat visit next…

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Consular Outreach Conducted in Bergenfield, New Jersey

Photo Release EGC-089-2022 14 May 2022 CONSULAR OUTREACH CONDUCTED IN BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY The Consulate General of the Philippines successfully conducted its first consular outreach activity at the Collon Hall in Bergenfield, New Jersey on 14 May 2022. Here, former Philippine citizens are having their petition for reacquisition for Philippine citizenship under Republic Act 9225. (Philippine Consulate General Photo by Ricarte Abejuela III) Photo Release EGC-090-2022 14 May 2022 CONSULAR OUTREACH CONDUCTED IN BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY The Consulate General of the Philippines successfully conducted its first consular outreach activity at the Collon Hall in Bergenfield, New Jersey on 14 May 2022. Here, kababayan are able to apply for or renew their Philippine passports without needing to travel to New York. (Philippine Consulate General Photo by Ricarte Abejuela III) Photo Release EGC-091-2022 14 May 2022 CONSULAR OUTREACH CONDUCTED IN BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY The Consulate General of the Philippines successfully conducted its 1st Consular Outreach Activity at the Collon Hall in Bergenfield, New Jersey on 14 May 2022.  The Mayor of Bergenfield thanked the Consulate for coming to Bergenfield and serving the Filipino population there. (Philippine Consulate General Photo by Jasmin Rodriguez) Photo Release EGC-092-2022 14 May 2022 CONSULAR OUTREACH CONDUCTED IN…

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New York PCG Conducts Consular Outreach Activity in Bergenfield, New Jersey

Press Release EGC-020-2022 14 May 2022 NEW YORK PCG CONDUCTS CONSULAR OUTREACH ACTIVITY IN BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY The Consulate General of the Philippines kicked off its Consular Outreach program for the year on Saturday with its “Konsulado on the Go” service in Bergenfield, New Jersey that served nearly 300 Kababayan. The consular outreach mission, which was undertaken in partnership with Bergenfield Mayor Arvin Amatorio, provided passport renewal, dual citizenship, and notarial services for members of the Filipino community in the area. A total of 167 services were extended during the mission in Bergenfield, which hosts one of the biggest Filipino population in New Jersey. Mayor Amatorio expressed his appreciation to the Consulate and to the Consular Team led by Consul Ricarte Abejuela III for accommodating his constituents. Kababayan also commended the team for their professionalization, friendliness, and efficiency. The outreach services were highly appreciated especially by the senior citizens who said it saved them time and effort to travel all the way to New York City.  The community and the organizers all look forward to a repeat visit in the near future. The Consulate has scheduled other outreach missions in the coming months as part of its efforts to extend…

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Public Advisory: New York City Now At “HIGH” Covid-19 Alert Level

Public Advisory 069-202217 May 2022 NEW YORK CITY NOW AT “HIGH” COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs all kababayan that the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has raised the COVID-19 alert level in New York City to “orange” as a result of high community spread of COVID-19 and pressure on the healthcare system.Kababayan are strongly advised to wear face masks in ALL public indoor settings, limit get-togethers to smaller settings, getting tested, staying home if sick or recently exposed, washing one’s hands, and getting vaccinated or boosted.

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Public Advisory: New York City Soon to Enter High Covid-19 Alert Level

Public Advisory 068-202216 May 2022 NEW YORK CITY SOON TO ENTER HIGH COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York wishes to inform all kababayan that the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will soon be issuing an advisory raising the COVID-19 alert level in New York City to high as a result of the increasing rate of COVID-19 hospitalizations and rolling new cases.The New York State Department of Health, on the other hand, has identified the following high risk counties for COVID-19: Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Sullivan, and Ulster.Kababayan are advised to continue exercising more stringent COVID-19 safety protocols, such as wearing a face mask in public indoor settings, getting tested, staying home if sick or recently exposed, washing one’s hands, and getting vaccinated or boosted.

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