Public Advisory: Transiting Foreign Nationals Who Seek Entry Into the Philippines are Covered Under Section A(1)(E) of IATF Resolution No. 168

Public Advisory 085-20226 October 2022 TRANSITING FOREIGN NATIONALS WHO SEEK ENTRY INTO THE PHILIPPINES ARE COVERED UNDER SECTION A(1)(E) OF IATF RESOLUTION NO. 168 The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs the public that pursuant to 25 August 2022 clarification letter by the Department of Health, transiting foreign nationals who seek entry into the Philippines are covered under Section A(1)(e) of IATF Resolution No. 168 which provides:“A. Foreign nationals may enter the Philippines provided they comply with the applicable visa requirements and immigration entry and departure formalities; and provided further that they:e. For temporary visitors, have valid tickets for their return journey to the port of origin or next port of destination corresponding to their permitted/allowable duration of stay under a valid visa or visa-free entry as the case may be.”In view of the foregoing, the following shall apply:1. IATF Resolution No. 146 which limits international hub operations to airside transfer between NAIA Terminal 1 and 2, and within Terminal 3 is deemed superseded by IATF Resolution No. 168, s.2022 effective 30 May 2022; and2. Passengers making transfer via admission may be allowed to enter the Philippines, provided that all the applicable requirements under IATF Resolution No.…

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Taste of the Philippines Showcased in Philadelphia

Press Release EGC-026-20223 October 2022 TASTE OF THE PHILIPPINES SHOWCASED IN PHILADELPHIA New York, 03 October 2022 – As part of the celebration of the Filipino American History Month (FAHM), the Philippine Consulate General in New York participated in the “Taste of the Philippines”, a culinary and cultural show held on Sunday, 02 October 2022 at Cherry Street Pier, Philadelphia.The Taste of the Philippines was organized by the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia (PACC-GP) in cooperation with the Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Philippine American Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA), Filipino American Association of Pittsburg (FAAP), Philippine Folk Arts Society Inc. (PFASI), Kapitbayan Filipino American Association Inc., and Philly Pinoy, among others, with the support of the Consulate.Folk dances such as Banga, Jota Pangasinan, Paseo De Iloilo, Kadal Tajo, Paunjalay, Tapis, and Dinagyang were performed by the Filipino American youth of the Filipino American Association of Pittsburgh during the event. Filipino merchants and food providers joined the festival offering Filipino products and cuisine.The Consulate took the opportunity to set up a booth and distribute brochures to guests with information on top tourist destinations, maps, attraction, shopping, activities, eating out, nightlife,…

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Weather Advisory

Public Advisory 084-20221 October 2022 WEATHER ADVISORY The Philippine Consulate General in New York advices kababayans to monitor the weather this weekend in view of the advisory issued by the New York City Emergency Management on the possible impact in the greater New York City region of the remnants of hurricane Ian. Everyone is strongly encouraged to follow safety regulations issued by the authorities. Pinag-iingat po ang lahat. Additional information may be viewed from this link: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/severeweather/index.page

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Art Exhibit “Share Vision” On Display at the Philippine Center in New York

Press Release EGC-025-2022 21 September 2022 ART EXHIBIT “SHARED VISION” ON DISPLAY AT THE PHILIPPINE CENTER IN NEW YORK New York, 21 September 2022 - The Philippine Consulate General in New York and the Philippine Center New York are showcasing an Art Exhibit “Shared Vision”, a collaboration among Philippine-based and New York-based artists, at the lobby gallery of the Philippine Center. The exhibit runs from 19 to 30 September 2022. Among the featured artists are Philippine-based artists Celso Pepito, Fe Pepito, and Marlowe Villagonzalo, and New York-based Luis Caraos, Bobby Yalong, and Philippine Center Management Board (PCMB) employee Romeo Cortez. An opening reception was held on Tuesday, 20 September 2022 at 6:30pm at the Philippine Center Lobby Gallery. Deputy Consul General Arman R. Talbo, in his remarks, said that the art show is a celebration of the talent and creativity of Filipino artists and creatives. He emphasized that the Philippine Center is the home in New York of Filipinos who would like to showcase their art. -end Deputy Consul General and Philippine Center Manager Arman R. Talbo, the artists, and guests open the exhibition. Artists who exhibited their work at the Philippine Center New York together with Deputy Consul General…

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Ensuring A Peaceful, Stable, And Prosperous Nation

Photo Release EGC-113-2022 14 September 2022 ENSURING A PEACEFUL, STABLE, AND PROSPEROUS NATION On Monday, 12 September 2022, the Consulate General of the Philippines in New York held its ninth episode of “Kabayan, Ano Ang Latest?” featuring National Security Adviser (NSA) and Director General of the National Security Council, Clarita R. Carlos (standing), at the Philippine Center.  NSA Carlos is seen entertaining questions from the audience after giving a briefing on the national security. This town hall meeting series, which is part of the public diplomacy efforts of the Consulate, aims to share with the Filipino Community positive developments taking place back home. (Photo by Nikka Arenal) Photo Release EGC-114-2022 14 September 2022 ENSURING A PEACEFUL, STABLE, AND PROSPEROUS NATION September 2022, the Consulate General of the Philippines in New York held its ninth episode of “Kabayan, Ano Ang Latest?” featuring National Security Adviser (NSA) and Director General of the National Security Council, Clarita R. Carlos (on table) at the Philippine Center.  A political scientist and professor, NSA Carlos is seen providing a briefing about the national security priorities of the Philippines. This town hall meeting series, which is part of the public diplomacy efforts of the Consulate, aims to…

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Inauguration of Jollibee at Times Square, New York City

Photo Release EGC-112-2022 18 August 2022 INAUGURATION OF JOLLIBEE AT TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK CITY Consul General Elmer G. Cato (to the left of the mascot) joins Jollibee North America executives and investors in officially launching Jollibee’s fourth branch in New York City at Times Square on Wednesday, 17 August 2022. Known as “the crossroads of the world,” Times Square has one of the busiest pedestrian crossings with thousands of New Yorkers and tourists converging there daily. The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York sees the rapid expansion of this Filipino fast food chain in North America as a great opportunity to make Filipino food mainstream. (Photo by Tanya Faye O. Ramiro).

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New Post-Entry PCR Test Requirement for International Arrivals in Republic of Korea

Public Advisory 081-20225 August 2022 NEW POST-ENTRY PCR TEST REQUIREMENT FORINTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS IN REPUBLIC OF KOREA The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs kababayan that effective 25 July 2022, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Government requires post-entry RT PCR test requirement for international arrivals which must be taken “within the day of arrival” or “day after arrival.” The ROK Government previously allowed taking and submission of the RT PCR test results within three (3) days from the date of entry to the country.The said RT PCR test results (i.e., negative certificate) must be uploaded through the ROK Q-Code system (https://cov19ent.kdca.go.kr).For further information, click the following link: https://overseas.mofa.go.kr/ph-en/brd/m_3275/view.do?seq=760900 and https://overseas.mofa.go.kr/us-newyork-en/brd/m_4235/view.do?seq=761567

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Covid-19 Guidelines for Filipino and Foreign Minors Traveling Unaccompanied to the PH

Public Advisory 080-20225 August 2022 COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR FILIPINO AND FOREIGNMINORS TRAVELING UNACCOMPANIED TO THE PH The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York informs the public that the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) of the Department of Health of the Philippines has issued guidelines concerning minors traveling unaccompanied to the Philippines.Based on BOQ’s latest issuance, Filipino minors, traveling unaccompanied to the Philippines, who are fully vaccinated will not require quarantine nor testing upon arrival in the Philippines.Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated Filipino minors, aged 12 to 17 years old will require quarantine and testing upon arrival.Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated Filipino minors aged 4 to 11 years old will not require quarantine and testing upon arrival if they have prior coordination with the BOQ through their airline.Filipino minors aged 3 years old and below, regardless of vaccination status, must have prior coordination with the BOQ through their airline.With reference to unaccompanied foreign minors, who are aged 15 to 17 years old, mandatory quarantine and testing shall be required for the following:- those who have received primary series COVID-19 vaccine without a COVID-19 booster shot or without a negative test;- those who are partially vaccinated and unvaccinated.For unaccompanied foreign minors, who are…

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Art Exhibit of Young Fil-Am Artists Opens in New York

Press Release EGC-024-20224 August 2022 ART EXHIBIT OF YOUNG FIL-AM ARTISTS OPENS IN NEW YORK New York, 1 August 2022- The Philippine Consulate General and the Philippine Center in New York are showcasing a one-of-a-kind exhibit called “Home Sweet Home” at the lobby gallery of the Philippine Center from 1-12 August 2022 featuring a group of young Filipino-American artists.The event was organized and conceptualized in coordination with the Fresh Off the Boat Boys and Girls or FOBBS, a collective of young Filipino-American street and contemporary artists based in New York City.  The members of FOBBS have done street art exhibitions and projects for New York companies and businesses, and as a group, have shown their works in different exhibitions in the city in the past years.FOBBS’ goal is to engage and help educate their community and supporters, whether they are Filipinos or not, on their Filipino heritage and culture through their art.  The group’s membership has been growing since their last exhibit at the Philippine Center in 2019.Through this art exhibit, the Philippine Consulate General and the Philippine Center highlight the contributions of contemporary and emerging Filipino-American artists in shaping the art landscape in the US.A reception with the artists…

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Consular Outreach in Needham, Massachusetts

Photo Release EGC-109-2022 2 August 2022 CONSULAR OUTREACH IN NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS OATH-TAKING. Kababayan took their oath as Filipinos at the consular outreach in Needham, Massachusetts on 30 July 2022. As full-fledged Filipino Citizens, they can once again enjoy full civil, economic and political rights. Deputy Consul General Arman R. Talbo administered the oath to 82 dual citizens during the outreach. (Photo by PCG New York) Photo Release EGC-110-2022 2 August 2022 CONSULAR OUTREACH IN NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION. Deputy Consul General Arman R. Talbo presented a Plaque of Appreciation to Mr. Rudolph Hermosa for his outstanding service and contribution to the Filipino Community by organizing the Consular Outreach in Needham, Massachusetts for 30 years since 1992. (Photo by PCG New York) Photo Release EGC-111-2022 2 August 2022 CONSULAR OUTREACH IN NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS KABABAYANS IN MASSACHUSETS. Consulate personnel and volunteers from the Filipino community join Filipinos who reacquired their Philippine Citizenship during the consular outreach held in Needham, Massachusetts on 31 July 2022. (Photo by PCG New York)

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