New York PCG and Aurora, Pangasinan, Misamis Oriental Official Delegations Discuss Economic and Cultural Opportunities

Official delegations from Misamis Oriental (upper left photo), Aurora (upper right photo), and Pangasinan (lower photo) pay a courtesy visit on Consul General Senen T. Mangalile at the Philippine Center in New York to discuss trade, investment, tourism, and cultural promotion opportunities. (Photo by Nikka B. Arenal)

Official delegations from Misamis Oriental, Aurora, and Pangasinan paid a courtesy call on Consul General Senen T. Mangalile on 31 May and 03 June at the Philippine Center in New York to discuss potential trade and investment, tourism, and cultural promotion opportunities. The delegations were headed by Gingoog City Mayor Erick G. Cañosa for Misamis Oriental, Board Member Philippe Jacobson A. Galban for Aurora, and Vice Governor Mark Ronald D. Lambino for Pangasinan.


During the meetings, Consul General Mangalile engaged with the delegations on a range of topics, such as potential trade and investment opportunities, tourism, and cultural promotion, among others. They discussed ways to leverage each province’s unique resources and business potential, emphasizing the Philippines’ rich and diverse economic and cultural landscape.


The delegations highlighted their respective provinces’ key industries and explored areas of collaboration with the Philippine Consulate, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center, and the Philippine Department of Tourism in New York. Key areas of interest included sustainable tourism initiatives, agro-industrial development, and cultural exchange programs.


Consul General Mangalile reaffirmed the Philippine Consulate’s commitment to serve as a vital linkage between the provinces and the international community within its jurisdiction. He expressed enthusiasm for future partnerships that would foster economic growth and cultural exchange.


The provincial delegations participated in the 126th Philippine Independence Day Parade on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, on 02 June. Their participation in the parade added a vibrant display of regional culture and unity, celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines. END