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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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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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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Philippine Consulate General Conducts Consular Outreach in Needham, Massachusetts

Press Release EGC-023-2022 2 August 2022 PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL CONDUCTS CONSULAR OUTREACH IN NEEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS NEW YORK – Close to 400 Filipinos in Massachusetts were served during the Konsulado On The Go conducted by the Philippine Consulate General in New York on 30-31 July 2022. The outreach team led by Deputy Consul General Arman R. Talbo rendered a total of 369 services during the two-day outreach which includes 205 passport applications, 67 legal documents, 12 civil registrations, and 85 applications for dual citizenship.  The outreach mission was held in partnership with community leader Mr. Rudy Hermosa with the support of the Philippine Nurses Association – New England and other Filipino-American groups and associations in the area. The Consulate conferred a plaque of appreciation to Mr. Hermosa for his outstanding service and contribution to the Filipino Community by organizing the Consular Outreach in Needham, Massachusetts for 30 years since 1992. Members of the Filipino Community expressed their sincere appreciation for the outreach program of the Consulate which brings the consular services closer to them without the need to travel 5-6 hours to New York to avail themselves consular services such as passports and other necessary documents. END

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Philcongen NY Showcases Cultural Diversity to Commemorate the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Press Release EGC-022-20222 June 2022 PHILCONGEN NY SHOWCASES CULTURAL DIVERSITY TO COMMEMORATETHE ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH NEW YORK 02 June 2022 – The Consulate General of the Philippines in New York held a cultural show to commemorate the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month  on 24 May 2022 at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center in New York.Traditional dance and music from the Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Pacific Islander and Philippine communities were featured during the cultural show as a means of bridging the cross-cultural communities of New York City, and fostering greater cultural understanding.In his welcome remarks during the event, Consul General Elmer G. Cato said that “In the midst of increased incidents of racism, discrimination, and violence against the AAPI community, our weapon is the soft power of art and culture.”For more information, visit https://www.newyorkpcg.dfa.gov.ph,  https://www.newyorkpcg.org,  https://www.facebook.com/PHLinNY/  or https://www.instagram.com/phinnewyork/.  END Left to right:  Consul General Elmer G. Cato  delivers his welcome remarks during the Asian Amrican Pacific Islander Heritage Month Cultural Show held on 24 May 2022 at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center in New York; Bottom right: Jameelah Lenises, Frank Ortega of Kinding Sindaw perform dance excerpts from epics and…

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Consular Outreach in Rochester, New York

Photo Release EGC-102-202223 May 2022 CONSULAR OUTREACH IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK The Consulate General of the Philippines successfully conducted its first consular outreach activity for the year at the Henrietta Recreation Center in Rochester, New York on 21 May 2022. Here, former Philippine citizens are having their petition for reacquisition for Philippine citizenship under Republic Act 9225 evaluated by the Consular Team. (Philippine Consulate General Photo by Ricarte Abejuela III) Photo Release EGC-103-202223 May 2022 CONSULAR OUTREACH IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK The Consulate General of the Philippines successfully conducted its first consular outreach activity for the year at the Henrietta Recreation Center in Rochester, New York on 21 May 2022. Here, kababayan are able to apply for or renew their Philippine passports without needing to travel to New York. (Philippine Consulate General Photo by Ricarte Abejuela III) Photo Release EGC-104-202223 May 2022 CONSULAR OUTREACH IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK The Consulate General of the Philippines successfully conducted its first consular outreach activity for the year at the Henrietta Recreation Center in Rochester, New York on 21 May 2022.  The Filipino-American Association of Rochester thanked the Consulate for coming to Rochester and serving the Filipino population there. (Philippine Consulate General Photo by…

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New York PCG Conducts Consular Outreach Activity in Rochester, New York

Press Release EGC-021-202223 May 2022 NEW YORK PCG CONDUCTS CONSULAR OUTREACH ACTIVITY IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK The Consulate General of the Philippines began its Consular Outreach season for 2022 by travelling to Rochester, New York for its “Konsulado on the Go” service which benefitted nearly 150 kababayan.The consular outreach mission was a co-sponsored by the Filipino American Association of Rochester, the Fil-Am Community of Upstate New York, Inc. (based in Syracuse, New York), and the Filipino American Association of Western New York (based in Buffalo, New York). The consular mission provided passport renewal, dual citizenship, and notarial services for members of the Filipino community in the Northwest of New York State.A total of 127 services were extended during the mission in Rochester.Ms. Tet Carreon-Varrera of the Filipino American Association of Rochester commended the Consulate Team for a job well done.“It was a very successful event. On behalf of the Filipino community, maraming maraming salamat po sa pagdala ng serbisyo ng Konsulado on the Go sa Rochester NY. Malaking tulong po ito sa ating mga kababayan. Mabuhay po kayong lahat!” Miss Varreon-Varrera said. The community and the organizers all look forward to a repeat visit next year.Also during the visit to…

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