• 1 of 10 This year, the Philippines chairs ASEAN

    The Philippines chairs ASEAN on its 50th year with the theme "Partnering for Change, Engaging the World."

  • 2 of 10 ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons Enters into Force with Philippines' deposit of Instrument of Ratification

    The Philippines is the sixth ASEAN Member State to ratify the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons (ACTIP) after Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam, and Myanmar.

  • 3 of 10 AICHR PH Pushes for 2 Major Projects in 2017

    The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Philippines pushes for two major projects during the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship this year during the 23rd Meeting of AICHR in Boracay on February 13-15.

  • 4 of 10 Secretary Yasay Chairs the ASEAN Ministers Meeting Retreat

    Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr. will host and chair the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting Retreat (AMM Retreat) in Boracay on February 21.

  • 5 of 10 ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat in Boracay, Aklan, Philippines

    Partnering for Change, Engaging the World: ASEAN Foreign Ministers link arms as a show of solidarity during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat in Boracay, Aklan, Philippines on February 21.

  • 6 of 10 PH Foreign Affairs Secretary Yasay and Vietnam Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh Discuss Matters of Common Concern
    Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr. twinning with Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh during their bilateral meeting in Boracay on February 20

  • 7 of 10 Philippines, Turkey ink MOU on tourism cooperation

    Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Tulfo-Teo and Turkish Minister for Culture and Tourism Nabi Avci signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tourism Cooperation aimed at encouraging more people from the PHilippines and Turkey to visit each others' countries.  Photo courtesy: Yasin Aras, Anadolu Agency

  • 8 of 10 Let's Celebrate Our Deep Sense of Kinship!

    Celebrating One ASEAN: Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr. invites the guests of the AMM Retreat Welcome Dinner to celebrate their common ASEAN heritage.

  • 9 of 10 Filipino Teacher Honored in China

    Filipina teacher Lilian Albarico receives the Tengwengge Friendship Award, the highest honorary award given to foreign expatriate in Nanchang City, for her excellence in teaching.

  • 10 of 10 PH elected Chair of ASEAN-Korea Centre Council for 2017

    Philippine Ambassador to South Korea Raul Hernandez was recently elected chair of the ASEAN-Korea Centre Council for 2017.


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Remarks of HON. PERFECTO R. YASAY, JR. Welcome Dinner of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting Retreat (AMM Retreat) Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines       Excellencies, Colleagues in Government, Dear...
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30 April 2015 - The Philippine Consulate General in New York, in cooperation with the Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia (FECGP) and the Filipino-American Community Development Center of Ocean County (FCDC), New Jersey, delivered consular services to Filipinos in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey. The consular outreach event was held on two successive days, April 18 for Philadelphia and April 19 for Tom’s River, New Jersey. The eight-person consular team was headed by Consul Kerwin Tate. The team served the needs of the large Filipino communities in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey that had been looking forward to the outreach event.

The Philadelphia consular outreach was held at the activity center of the St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Community leaders and volunteers from the (FECGP) were at the site early, setting up the center to accommodate the expected volume of Filipino applicants. The team was not disappointed, as dozens of applicants arrived to avail of various services like passport renewals, dual citizenship, legalization of documents and civil registry reports. The Consulate General also registered a large number of Filipinos for Overseas Absentee Voting. As part of the Consulate’s outreach services, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration was on hand to deliver educational materials to the community.

The next day, the consular team travelled to Tom’s River, New Jersey, to render its services to the Filipinos living there. This time, it was the FCDC’s turn to host the team. With clients lined up early to benefit from the team’s presence, the team members immediately set to work, and processed the service requests of their clients, who expressed their appreciation for the team’s presence and fast work. In total, the team processed 213 applications for the two locations. END