PH Consulate General Joins FilCom in Queens to Celebrate the 126th Anniversary of PH Independence at Queens Borough Hall, New York​

PH Consulate general joins FilCom in Queens to Celebrate the 126th Anniversary of PH Independence at Queens Borough Hall, New York Vibrant cultural performances highlight a rich tapestry of diverse talents. (Photos by Adrian Cruz and Florentino Granada) The Philippine Consulate General in New York took part in the celebration of the 126th Anniversary of Philippine Independence hosted by the Borough of Queens on June 20, 2024. The celebration - held at Queens Borough Hall - was co-sponsored by the Foundation for Filipino Artists Inc., Counsellor Lara Gregory, Kinding Sindaw, and Batangas Varsitarian - East Coast.  Queens Borough President Donovan Richards (center) presented awards to deserving Filipino-American residents from Queens. (Photos by Adrian Cruz and Florentino Granada) The Philippine spirit of bayanihan and pagkakaisa in New York was highlighted as Queens Borough President Donovan Richards presented awards to deserving Filipino-American residents from Queens. The evening celebration was capped with Filipino food, inspirational messages, stirring music and colorful cultural performances. (Left) Consul General Senen T. Mangalile and (Right) Queens Borough President Donovan Richards deliver their remarks to the FilCom of Queens, NY. (Photos by Adrian Cruz and Florentino Granada)

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PH Consul General in NY Receives Fil-Am Baker, Author, and James Beard Award Winner Abi Balingit

PH Consul General in NY Receives Fil-Am Baker, Author, and James Beard Award Winner Abi Balingit Consul General Senen T. Mangalile poses with Abi Balingit and her book, "Mayumu: Filipino American Desserts Remixed." (Photo by VC Cathe Aguilar) On 19 June, Consul General Senen T. Mangalile received Filipino-American baker, author, and James Beard Award winner Abi Balingit for a courtesy call at the Philippine Center in New York.  Earlier this month, Ms. Balingit was honored with the prestigious 2024 James Beard Media Award - Emerging Voice Award for her cookbook, “Mayumu: Filipino American Desserts Remixed.” She was nominated alongside Ms. Abi Marquez, known as the “Lumpia Queen,” for the Broadcast Media Award under Social Media Account, and Filipino media company FEATR for the Broadcast Media Award categories under Visual Media-Long Form and Docuseries Visual Media.  During the courtesy call, Ms. Balingit presented a copy of her book to Consul General Mangalile. “Mayumu”—the Kapampangan word for sweet—reflects Abi’s creativity, innovation, and her heritage as a child of Kapampangan parents. The book is a collection of fusion desserts, featuring classic Filipino recipes “remixed” with American influences. Some of the recipes include adobo chocolate chip cookies, strawberry shortcake sapin-sapin (layered rice cake), and ube cheesecake bars with a sesame cracker crust. Ms. Balingit shared that when…

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KatHABI: Philippine Textile Innovation Event in New York

KatHABI: Philippine Textile Innovation Event in New York For the first time ever, the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI)'s KatHABI will shine on the international stage in the heart of one of the world's fashion capitals—New York!Organized by the DOST-PTRI in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General and Philippine Trade and Investment Center in New York, this event will showcase unique and sustainable textiles, blending traditional weaving techniques with contemporary fashion and innovation.The KatHABI Philippine Textile Innovation Event in New York celebrates the Philippines' rich textile heritage and game-changing innovations. Promoting Filipino craftsmanship and creativity, the event highlights the potential of Philippine textiles on the global stage.Experience the Textile Innovation Exhibition from 25 to 28 June (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM) at the Lobby Gallery of Philippine Center in New York, featuring natural fibers such as abaca, pineapple, bamboo, Philippine silk, and natural dyes. Discover the beauty and sustainability of Philippine Tropical Fabrics!

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New York PCG Commemorates 126th PH Independence Day with Filipino Community at Flag Raising in Bowling Green

New York PCG Commemorates 126th PH Independence Day with Filipino Community at Flag Raising in Bowling Green The Philippine flag is raised alongside the American flag at Bowling Green, symbolizing the enduring friendship between the Philippines and the United States. (Photo by Nikka Arenal) The Philippine Consulate General in New York commemorated the 126th Anniversary of Philippine Independence with a flag raising ceremony at Bowling Green on 17 June. Organized in partnership with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the event drew close to 100 members of the Filipino community. (Left photo) Consul General Senen T. Mangalile addresses the audience, highlighting the accomplishments of the Filipino community in New York City. (Right photo) New York City Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer delivers remarks at the 126th Philippine Independence Day flag raising ceremony at Bowling Green. (Photos by Nikka Arenal and Maria Annette Aquino-Herrera) Consul General Senen T. Mangalile remarked, “New York City, with its vibrant economy and rich cultural landscape, has provided countless opportunities for Filipinos to live the American Dream. Your successes are not just personal triumphs but also victories for our community and our nation.” He also highlighted the economic accomplishments of the Filipino community in…

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Pistahang Bayan 2024 at Lincoln Park, Jersey City, NJ, 30 June 2024

Pistahang Bayan 2024 at Lincoln Park, Jersey City, NJ, 30 June 2024 Join the Philippine Consulate General in New York, in partnership with the Filipino Community of the US Northeast, for the Pistahang Bayan 2024 on Sunday, June 30, at Lincoln Park, Jersey City, NJ.Come and enjoy a taste of home with a fiesta just like the ones back in the Philippines. With a variety of activities, delicious food, and cultural performances, Pistahang Bayan 2024 will bring the spirit of a traditional Filipino celebration to life.This is a free event. See you there!

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New York and Philadelphia Light Up with PH Flag Colors to Celebrate 126th Anniversary of PH Independence

New York and Philadelphia Light Up with PH Flag Colors to Celebrate 126th Anniversary of PH Independence The One World Trade Center (left) and Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (right) in New York proudly display the colors of the Philippine flag. (Photos through/by Earthcam and Boyet Loverita) At least 17 iconic landmarks across New York and Philadelphia were illuminated with the vibrant colors of the Philippine flag on 12 June to commemorate the 126th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence. This historic occasion marked the first time such a significant number of buildings participated in the illumination.  Niagara Falls glows with the colors of the Philippine flag. (Photos taken through Earthcam) In New York, the following landmarks displayed a dazzling array of red, blue, white, and/or yellow lights,creating a sight against the night sky:One World Trade CenterGovernor Mario M. Cuomo BridgeKosciuszko BridgeThe H. Carl McCall SUNY BuildingState Education BuildingAlfred E. Smith State Office BuildingEmpire State PlazaState Fairgrounds – Main Gate & Expo CenterNiagara FallsAlbany International Airport GatewayMTA LIRR - East End Gateway at Penn StationFairport Lift Bridge over the Erie CanalMoynihan Train HallWalkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park The Moynihan Train Hall (left photo) and MTA LIRR -…

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Philadelphia City Hall Hosts Flag Raising Ceremony on PH Independence Day

Philadelphia City Hall Hosts Flag Raising Ceremony on PH Independence Day Consul General Senen T. Mangalile and Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia (FECGP) President Roman Ventura raise the Philippine flag at Philadelphia City Hall in commemoration of the 126th Anniversary of Philippine Independence Day The Philippine Consulate General in New York, led by Consul General Senen T. Mangalile, and the Filipino community of Philadelphia gathered at Philadelphia City Hall on 12 June for a flag-raising ceremony to commemorate the 126th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence. The Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia (FECGP) organized the event in collaboration with the Office of Mayor Cherelle L. Parker. It forms part of Philadelphia's Immigrant Heritage Month celebrations, which highlight the city's commitment to honoring the diverse communities contributing to its vibrant cultural landscape.  (Left photo) Philadelphia City Councilmember Nina Ahmad, on behalf of the members of the Philadelphia City Council, presents a proclamation to the Filipino community in Philadelphia, represented by FECGP President Roman Ventura. (Right photo) Mr. Ventura receives a signed proclamation from the Office of Mayor Cherelle L. Parker, represented by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs’ Director of Multicultural Affairs Ngan Tran Councilmember Nina Ahmad, on behalf…

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Philippine Center in New York Celebrates 126th Independence Day with Flag Raising Ceremony

Philippine Center in New York Celebrates 126th Independence Day with Flag Raising Ceremony Officers and staff of the Philippine Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the Philippine Consulate General in New York gather at the Philippine Center in New York for the flag ceremony to commemorate the 126th Declaration of Philippine Independence. (Photos by Joey Jose R. Magaso)On 12 June, a special flag raising ceremony was held at the Philippine Center in New York to commemorate the 126th Anniversary of Philippine Independence under this year’s theme, “Kalayaan, Kinabukasan, Kasaysayan.” The ceremony was participated in by the officers and staff of the Philippine Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the Philippine Consulate General in New York. Independence Day messages of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and Secretary for Foreign Affairs Enrique A. Manalo were played. In his message, Philippine Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez called on the Filipino Community in the United States of America and the Caribbean to unite and honor the sacrifices of our ancestors who secured our nation’s sovereignty and safeguarded our national identity.  The Philippine Permanent Mission to the United Nations and the Philippine Consulate General in New York pose for a photo after the flag ceremony.

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New York and Philadelphia Landmarks Illuminated with Philippine Flag Colors, 12 June 2024

New York and Philadelphia Landmarks Illuminated with Philippine Flag Colors, 12 June 2024 The following landmarks in New York and Philadelphia will be illuminated in Philippine flag colors this evening to celebrate Philippine Independence Day on Wednesday, 12 June 2024: NEW YORK One World Trade Center Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Kosciuszko Bridge The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building State Education Building Alfred E. Smith State Office Building Empire State Plaza State Fairgrounds – Main Gate & Expo Center Niagara Falls Albany International Airport Gateway MTA LIRR - East End Gateway at Penn Station Fairport Lift Bridge over the Erie Canal Moynihan Train Hall Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park PHILADELPHIA One Liberty Place Two Liberty Place PECO Building  Capture the moment! Take photos of these illuminated landmarks and share your pride. Tag the Philippine Consulate General on social media and use the hashtags #PHinNY and #PH126 to be featured!

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