Press Release

23 May 2022


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 year.

Also during the visit to Rochester, the team, led by Consul Ricarte Abejuela III, participated in the Santacruzan 2022 event in St. Patrick’s Church in Victor, New York where the Filipino Community celebrated Flores de Mayo with other Asian American Communities invited to participate as well. Dances were performed by the Burmese Community, the Indian Community, the Vietnamese Community, and the Filipino Community.

The Consulate has scheduled other outreach missions in the coming months as part of its efforts to extend consular services to other kababayan. Last year it conducted 13 outreach missions that served more than 2,000 kababayan. END.