PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL IN NEW YORK ASSUMES POST
Consul General Senen T. Mangalile assumed office today at the Philippine Consulate General in New York.
“I look forward to engaging with the Filipino-American communities in the US Northeast and I wish to assure you all of my willingness to listen to your concerns and readiness to seek fresh avenues for protecting your common interests,” Consul General Mangalile stated in his New Year’s message to the Filipino community.
Mr. Mangalile brings with him considerable experience in the delivery of consular services, having served as Assistant Secretary of the DFA’s Office of Consular Affairs, Consul General at the Philippine Embassy in London, and Consul at the Philippine Consulate General in Osaka. He was the first consul from an ASEAN country to be elected by his peers as president of the Consular Corps of London, the oldest consular corps in the world, having been established in 1902.
He also served as Minister at the Embassy of the Philippines in Berne, Switzerland, and as Chargé d’affaires, ad interim at the Embassy of the Philippines in Ankara, Turkey.
At the DFA, Consul General Mangalile served as Senior Special Assistant to the Undersecretary for Civilian Security and Consular Affairs, concurrent Director of the US and Canada Divisions of the Office of American Affairs, Director for Ceremonials at the Office of Protocol, and Principal Assistant at the Office of ASEAN Affairs. He was also detailed to the Office of Presidential Protocol at Malacañang Palace.
A member of the Rotary Club of Manila, the Knights of Rizal and other social and civic organizations, Consul General Mangalile said he hopes to spark new collaborations among various organizations and individuals for the promotion of Philippine culture, protection of the rights of Filipino migrants, strengthening of economic linkages, and celebrating the contributions of Filipino-Americans to the fabric of American society.