PHLPresident

SFA

 House-of-Representatives-Committee-on-Foreign-Affairs-on-the-Bajo-de-Masinloc-Crisis
DocWPS2016
DFA-Citizens-Charter-Banner 1
Board-of-Foreign-Service-Examinations-Banner
You-are-Invited-to-Bid-banner
GAD
captDFA
NDRRMC
qp

Demonetization

DFA Releases

09 February 2016 - The Philippines and the Islamic Republic of Iran successfully concluded the Sixth Joint Consular Consultation Meeting (6th PH-Iran JCCM) in Tehran, Iran on January 31. The...
More inDFA Releases  

News from PHL Embassies, Consulates & Missions

09 February 2016 - The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh successfully held its consular outreach services or “Embassy on Wheels” (EOW) for male applicants at the Daawah Islamic Center in Riyadh 2nd...


honolulu106 May 2014- With smiles on their faces, high spirits and a renewed resolve to further the causes and advocacies of the Filipino-American youth across the United States, nearly 200 participants comprising of young leaders, speakers, panelists, reactors and sponsors, who attended the inaugural Fil-Am Young Leaders Summit, now have more reasons to be engaged in their respective communities and to become partners in advancing the interests of Filipino-Americans.

 

The whole day Summit, held at the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu, Hawaii on May 3,  was co-organized by the first and second batches of the Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPRO), the brainchild program of Philippine Ambassador to the United States of America Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., US Gawad Kalinga, the Filipino Community Center and the Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

“I would like to commend all of you, who are present here, for taking the time to be with us and discuss issues that are important to the diaspora. I believe the common thread that has gathered you together today is that you are all proud Filipinos.  This activity will not just be an opportunity for myself and our Consulate officials to touch base with you but more importantly, for you to meet each other and hopefully establish linkages,” Ambassador Cuisia said, in his opening remarks during the Summit.

 

The Ambassador also shared with the participants the accomplishments and highlights of the ever-growing and strengthening alliance between the Philippines and the US, capped by the official visits of President Benigno S. Aquino III to Washington, DC  in June of 2012 and President Barack Obama to Manila last April 28 to 29, 2014.

 

Addressing the Filipino-American youth once more, Ambassador Cuisia remarked, “You represent the best of both worlds: roots in our rich Philippine culture, and wings provided by the opportunities you are exposed to in this country. What I strongly encourage you to find, is your voice: a voice in policy discussions and the political process, and in the economic life of both countries. We need a stronger voice for the Filipino American community in U.S. Government, including Congress, where decision making can be influenced and shaped.”

 

Other guest speakers during the summit include Mr. Tony Olaes, Chairman of the US Gawad Kalinga, Brigadier General Lysander Suerte, Deputy Chief of Staff for Civil Military Operations, J7, and Ms. Rovaira Dasig, President of The PULSE Group, a Manila-based creative firm which helps the youth create passion-driven careers in the Philippines.

 

During the Summit, four (4) break-out sessions were held to enable the participants to select the topics of their interest and choice. Panelists of these sessions include the FYLPRO delegates and reactors coming from Hawaii’s business, education, government sectors.

 

These sessions had the following themes:

 

1.         Filipino Community and Civic Engagement;

2.         Philippine Arts and Culture take center stage;

3.         Filipino talent drives tourism, business, economy; and

4.         Education as the key to uniting the Filipino diaspora.

 

 

Overall, the 1st Fil-Am Young Leaders Summit was a resounding success, gauging from the high turnout of participants from across the US, as well as their appreciation for the invaluable inputs and advice given by the speakers. The Summit, which had the sub-theme “Your Move” generated a keen interest among the participants to continue to embark on different advocacies to help promote further progress in the Philippines and engagement with the multi-faceted Filipino-American community. END

honolulu2

Contact DFA at:

834 3000

834 4000

DFA fbPage DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
@dfaspokesperson DFA SPOKESPERSON

For Passport & Consular related inquiries
      Contact :

556 0000
MONDAY  -  FRIDAY
8:00AM TO 5:00PM

email DFA passportconcerns@dfa.gov.ph
passport fbPage PHILIPPINE PASSPORT

SFOBanner
AVS-banner

Job-Vacancies-banner

Advisories

article thumbnailPANGALAN:                                                 GILDA HELEN CUNANAN ESPELETA            ARAW NG KAPANGANAKAN:                     30 DECEMBER 1954 (61 Y/O)            ASAWA                                                         EDUARDO ORETA                       HULING ADDRESS SA PILIPINAS:            CATTLEYA ST., GREEN PARK                                                                                 SUBDIVISON KM 18 ALABANG                                                                                 MUNTINLUPA...
More inPublic Advisory  

APEC-Banner

ASEAN-Eco-Com

 

Back to Top