New York PCG Holds Pre-Departure Briefing for 2024 Very Important Pinoy (VIP) Tour Participants

New York PCG Holds Pre-Departure Briefing for 2024 Very Important Pinoy (VIP) Tour Participants Participants of the 2024 VIP Tour engage and ask questions during the virtual pre-departure briefing on 11 July 2024. The Philippine Consulate General in New York successfully conducted a virtual pre-departure briefing for participants of the 2024 Very Important Pinoy (VIP) Tour on Friday, 12 July. Close to 70 VIP Tour participants from all over the United States attended the briefing in preparation for their upcoming journey.Consul General Senen T. Mangalile warmly welcomed the participants and expressed gratitude for their enthusiasm in joining the 2024 VIP Tour. “I am particularly excited that this year we are including cities in Northern Mindanao for the first time, showcasing the diverse and rich tapestry that makes our nation truly special,” he stated.Rajah Tours Philippines, represented by Mr. Michael Charles Kipping, provided detailed information about the tour itinerary, airport transfers, and essential travel tips. Tourism Attaché Francisco M. Lardizabal also contributed valuable travel tips and extended his best wishes to the participants for a safe and enjoyable journey. The briefing included a dedicated Question & Answer session, allowing the participants to address their questions or concerns with Rajah Tours.The Philippine…

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Consular Outreach in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Consular Outreach in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Philippine Consulate General in New York is pleased to inform our kababayan in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas that it will be conducting a Consular Outreach Mission on 20 July 2024, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, at 200 Church Street West Mifflin, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15122. Services provided will include passport, civil registry, dual citizenship and notarization services, as well as overseas voter registration for the 2025 elections. To avail of passport, dual citizenship, and notarization services, please book an appointment through this link: https://newyorkpcg.org/pcgny/links/ or the QR codes below.

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Save the Date: Sinehan sa Konsulado 2024, 27-29 August 2024

Save the Date: Sinehan sa Konsulado 2024, 27-29 August 2024 MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR SINEHAN SA KONSULADO 2024! Join us from August 27 to 29 for a special celebration of Philippine cinema in honor of National Heroes' Day! In partnership with Sulo: The Philippine Studies Initiative, the Philippine Consulate General in New York is bringing this year's Sinehan sa Konsulado to New York University. Enjoy an exciting array of Filipino movies and documentaries, featuring captivating stories, stunning visuals, and engaging discussions. Stay tuned for the film lineup announcement in the coming days! This event is proudly supported by GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV.

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Philippine Consulate General in New York Conducts Consular Outreach Mission in Rochester, New York

Philippine Consulate General in New York Conducts Consular Outreach Mission in Rochester, New York READY TO SERVE! Filipinos in Western New York awaiting their turn to avail of consular services at the Henrietta Recreation Center in Rochester, NY. (Photo by Ms. Evelyn Villacastin) The Philippine Consulate General in New York successfully conducted its second Consular Outreach Mission of the year in Rochester City located in the western part of upstate New York on 06 July 2024. The mission served more than 70 Filipinos residing in Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo.The outreach mission was conducted in partnership with the Filipino-American Association of Rochester, Inc. (FAAR), led by its President, Ms. Ethel Conley, and took place at the Henrietta Recreation Center from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The range of consular services offered included passport application and renewal, retention and reacquisition of Philippine citizenship under RA 9225 (Dual Citizenship), civil registration, and the legalization and notarization of documents.On behalf of the Philippine Consulate, Vice Consul Paolo Marco Mapula, the team leader of the mission, expressed deep gratitude to FAAR for their unwavering support and dedicated efforts. He emphasized that FAAR’s collaboration was instrumental in extending much-needed consular services to many kababayan who otherwise…

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PH Consulate General in New York Opens 2024 Paaralan sa Konsulado​

PH Consulate General in New York Opens 2024 Paaralan sa Konsulado PSK participants engage in dance, music, and art lessons under the guidance of their teachers from the Association of Fil-Am Teachers of America (AFTA). (Photos by Sherlyn Roxas) The Philippine Consulate General in New York, in partnership with the Association of Fil-Am Teachers in America (AFTA), officially opened the 26th Paaralan sa Konsulado (PSK) at the Philippine Center in New York on 06 July. Held annually, the PSK provides a fun and interactive environment for young Filipinos and Filipino-Americans aged four to 15 to learn about their vibrant cultural roots. Participants can reconnect with and celebrate their Filipino heritage through history and Filipino language lessons, arts and crafts, music, dance, and games. Deputy Consul General Adrian Elmer Cruz (left photo) and AFTA President Rena Pedaria (right photo) share warm welcome messages with students, parents, and volunteer teachers and assistants. (Photos by Sherlyn Roxas) In his welcome message at the opening ceremony, Deputy Consul General Adrian Elmer S. Cruz underscored the PSK’s role in providing participants with unforgettable experiences that foster growth, development, and lifelong memories. Meanwhile, AFTA President Rena O. Pedaria expressed the continued commitment and dedication of AFTA…

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New York PCG Hosts Inaugural Pistahang Bayan to Celebrate Kalayaan 2024 with the Filipino Community​

New York PCG Hosts Inaugural Pistahang Bayan to Celebrate Kalayaan 2024 with the Filipino Community Performers at Pistahang Bayan 2024 captivate the audience with traditional Filipino music and dances (Photos by Sherlyn Roxas) NEW YORK, 02 July 2024 – The Philippine Consulate General in New York brought a vibrant slice of Filipino culture and heritage to the US Northeast, with the first-ever Pistahang Bayan celebration on 30 June 2024.  Held at the Lincoln Park in Jersey City, this landmark event, co-organized with Filipino community leaders, drew over 3000 Filipinos from across the region. Jointly organized by the Philippine Consulate and leaders of various Filipino Community organizations in the Northeast United States, Pistahang Bayan 2024 kicked off with a Community Mass, setting a reflective yet joyous tone for the day’s festivities. Consul General Senen T. Mangalile, in his welcome remarks at the opening ceremony, expressed appreciation for the community's active participation and efforts to bring the gathering to fruition. He emphasized the importance of unity within the Filipino community. "The objective is simple," he stated, "to foster unity among us as people and as a community. Now more than ever, that should be the resounding call." He further highlighted that the…

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Philippine Textile Innovation ‘KatHABI’ Makes International Debut in New York City

Philippine Textile Innovation 'KatHABI' Makes International Debut in New York City The latest innovations in textiles and garments made from blended natural textile fibers such as abaca, pineapple, bamboo, Philippine silk, and natural dyes are displayed at the Philippine Center in New York. (Photo by DOST-Philippine Textile Research Institute) The Philippine Center in New York became a focal point of cultural and technological convergence as it hosted KatHABI: A Textile Innovation Exhibit from 25 to 28 June 28 and the KatHABI Fashion Innovation Event on 27 June. Organized by the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) in collaboration with the Philippine Consulate General in New York and the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in New York, the back-to-back events marked the debut of Philippine textile innovation on the international stage. KatHABI, a portmanteau of the Filipino words "Katha" (invention or composition) and "Habi" (weave), celebrates the masterful creation of textiles through the skillful composition of innovative materials, sustainable processes, and technologies. (Left to Right) Deputy Consul General Adrian Elmer S. Cruz, Consul General Senen T. Mangalile, DOST-PTRI Director Dr. Julius Leaño, Jr., and Trade Commissioner Benedict Uy open the KatHABI Exhibit. (Photo by DOST-Philippine Textile Research…

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Filipino Innovators Spotlight AI Achievements at New York PCG Forum

Filipino Innovators Spotlight AI Achievements at New York PCG Forum Filipino AI professionals and enthusiasts share their insights during the panel discussion at the ‘Advancing Filipinnovation’ forum. (Photo by Sherlyn Roxas) The Philippine Consulate General in New York hosted “Advancing Filipinnovation: A Forum on Filipinos Shaping the Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI)” on June 24 at the Philippine Center in New York. This event featured significant Filipino contributions and leadership in the rapidly evolving field of AI.   In his welcome remarks, Consul General Senen T. Mangalile emphasized the importance of innovation and the pioneering role of Filipinos. He stated, “AI represents a fundamental shift in how we interact with the world and revolutionizes industries. It is crucial that Filipinos are not just participants but pioneers in this rapidly evolving field.”   The forum's speakers shared their experiences and insights on various aspects of AI. Ms. Angela Mascarenas, Co-Founder of Vokel AI and The AI Furnace, discussed deepfake detection for AI voice fraud and misinformation. Mr. Ryan Carl Yu, Product Manager at Google Cloud AI, shared insights on the intersection of data science, business strategy, and product management. Ms. Michaela Ternasky-Holland, XR Director and Creative Strategist, explored socially and culturally…

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Consular Outreach in Rochester, New York

Consular Outreach in Rochester, New York The Philippine Consulate General in New York invites our kababayan in Rochester, New York and surrounding areas to our consular outreach mission on 06 July 2024, 9am to 3pm, at Henrietta Recreation Center, Multi-Purpose Room 1, 605 Calkins Rd., Rochester, New York 14623. Kababayan can avail themselves of the following services: Passport Application/Renewal, Retention/Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship, Notarization/Legalization and Civil Registration services. Those who wish to avail themselves of these services are required to book an appointment by going to the link: https://bit.ly/3xUNICG

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Serbisyong Konsulado sa Pistahang Bayan 2024

Serbisyong Konsulado sa Pistahang Bayan 2024 The Philippine Consulate General in New York is pleased to inform the public that it will open its doors to provide Passport, Dual Citizenship, and Notarial services at Pistahang Bayan 2024 on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at Lincoln Park, Jersey City, NJ, from 10 AM to 2 PM.

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