Philippine Consulate General in Chicago

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Philippine Flora: An Online Botanical Art Exhibition. 29 May to 29 June 2021.
05/28/2021

Philippine Flora: An Online Botanical Art Exhibition.
29 May to 29 June 2021.

See the beauty of Philippine flora at the online exhibit entitled, "Philippine Flora: An Online Botanical Art Exhibition" which will run from 29 May 2021 until 29 June 2021 at https://philippineflora.cargo.site/.

The exhibit is a collaboration between the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine Botanical Art Society. The virtual exhibit opening is on May 29, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. (PH time) via Zoom and will be broadcast on the DFA's official YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/XxBtsvvXJN4. ) and page. Kindly click this link (https://tinyurl.com/PhilBASFlora2021Registration) to register for the virtual exhibit opening.

The online art exhibition, after "Flora de Filipinas", an iconic and comprehensive book about the flora of the Philippines by Father Manuel Blanco, features botanical artworks of Philippine endemic and indigenous flora by Filipino artists.

"Philippine Flora: An Online Botanical Art Exhibition" aims to create awareness about the rich biodiversity of the Philippines, specifically endemic and indigenous flora species. Being one of the megadiverse countries in the whole world, the Philippines takes pride in its more than 10,000 native flora species; fifty percent of these species are endemic, meaning these can only be found in the Philippines.

Apart from reviving the botanical art form in our country, it is the advocacy of the Philippine Botanical Art Society to educate and connect our fellow Filipinos to our native flora by rendering these beautiful species through botanical artworks. In parallel, it aims to raise awareness about these species’ conservation status since most of these are endangered.

"Philippine Flora: An Online Botanical Art Exhibition" is a side event to the Department of Foreign Affairs' event "Fiesta Filipinas: An Online Celebration of Philippine Festivals" which will feature the Flores de Mayo on 29 May 2021, 10:00 a.m. via the DFA's official YouTube channel and page.

READ: We join the Filipino nation in observing the National Flag Days from May 28 to June 12 every year pursuant to Repu...
05/28/2021

READ: We join the Filipino nation in observing the National Flag Days from May 28 to June 12 every year pursuant to Republic Act 8491.

After two weeks, the country will celebrate the 123rd Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence on 12 June 2021.

Mabuhay! 🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭

Beginning today until June 12, the Filipino people observe the National Flag Days pursuant to Republic Act No. 8491. During this period, the Philippine flag is prominently displayed in all government establishments, schools, offices, spaces, land and sea transports, and main thoroughfares. The government also enjoins private establishments and every Filipino family to do the same in their home and vehicle.

The reckoning date of the National Flag Day (May 28) is the first public display of our very own colors by President Emilio Aguinaldo in Cavite on this day, 123 years ago. On 12 June 1898, on the day the Philippine independence was proclaimed, the same flag was waved with our present national anthem as background--shortly after the memory of Lapulapu and the Victory at Mactan was evoked in the momentous occasion.

📷 Philippine Flag proudly hoisted at the flag pole of the Liberty Shrine during the Kadaugan sa Mactan in 2019, from https://bit.ly/3bxqNzl.

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Seeing this post? Curious what this is about? 2021 is the Year of Filipino Pre-Colonial Ancestors by virtue of Proclamation No. 1128, s. 2021. Also in this year, we commemorate the Philippine part in the achievement of science and humankind in circumnavigating the planet for the first time. Central in this commemoration is the 500th anniversary of the Victory at Mactan on 27 April 2021. These and more are collectively known as the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines by virtue of Executive Order No. 103 (2020). Know more about the event here: 👇

🖱 About us 👉[https://nqc.gov.ph/en/about]
🎞 Watch our promotional video 👍 [https://youtu.be/ptgU1ZUgFZc]
🎧 Listen to Quincentennial Soundtrack 🤟[https://spoti.fi/3cAUIrl]
📺 Watch our lectures [https://portal.nqc.gov.ph/]☝️
🕵️‍♀️ Quincentennial activities and materials here [https://bit.ly/3dHrnKF]

#VictoryAndHumanity
#Ph500

05/28/2021

WATCH: Fiesta Filipinas featuring Flores de Mayo! This will be shown live today, 28 May 2021, at 9:00PM Chicago time, through the DFA’s official page and YouTube channel.

READ: Pls be informed that there will be a Webinar on Pag-IBIG Fund Benefits for Filipinos in North America (US and Cana...
05/27/2021

READ: Pls be informed that there will be a Webinar on Pag-IBIG Fund Benefits for Filipinos in North America (US and Canada). This will be held on Sunday, 30 May 2021, at 6:00PM Chicago time.

Mr. Acmad Rizaldy P. Moti, Pag-IBIG Fund Chief Executive Officer, will be the resource speaker.

For those interested to join the webinar, you may register through this link: http://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iBt44qdmQvySHWOcKYkuDg

This year, the Pag-IBIG Fund is moving full speed to make our services more accessible to our members through the Virtual Pag-IBIG. The Virtual Pag-IBIG, launched in December 2019, is an online platform that enables our members to transact with us anytime, anywhere, and without need of visiting our offices. This is also the Fund’s response to the directive of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to make online government services available, especially in light of restricted face-to-face transactions in public offices.

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iBt44qdmQvySHWocKYkuDg

Through the Virtual Pag-IBIG, members can make the following frontline transactions at the comfort of their homes:

- Membership registration (Regular Pag-IBIG 1 Savings)
- Modified Pag-IBIG 2 (MP2) registration
- Payment of Pag-IBIG 1 and MP2 savings
- Payment of loans
- Viewing of savings and loan records
- Chat with a client support representative

The webinar will be exclusive to Filipinos in the U.S.A. and Canada, with no other than the Pag-IBIG Fund Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Acmad Rizaldy P. Moti as the speaker.

Pag-Ibig Fund
Pag-IBIG Fund (HDMF)

READ: Webinar on H2 Visa Program to be held tomorrow, 28 May 2021, at 7:00AM Chicago time.
05/27/2021

READ: Webinar on H2 Visa Program to be held tomorrow, 28 May 2021, at 7:00AM Chicago time.

To ALL H2B and H2A Employers and Employees , please click the link below to register in advance for the webinar:
When: May 28, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Webinar on H2 Programs
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-XkA5A6OQWOFPlGqZAsfyA

WATCH: This webinar will be shown live through our page today, 24 May 2021, at 10:00AM Chicago time. Pls join u...
05/24/2021

WATCH: This webinar will be shown live through our page today, 24 May 2021, at 10:00AM Chicago time. Pls join us later!

READ: Webinar on Anti-Asian Hate Crimes to be held next Monday, 24 May 2021, at 10AM Chicago time, and this will be shown via Facebook Live through our page. This is timely and relevant since we also celebrate the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month every May.

Speakers include:
1. Mr. Norman White - Hate Crime Victim Advocate, Chicago Commission on Human Relations
2. Ms. Sonia French - Detective, Chicago Police Department
3. Atty. Mark Calaguas - Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago

Photos from Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines's post
05/17/2021

Photos from Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines's post

READ: Webinar on Anti-Asian Hate Crimes to be held next Monday, 24 May 2021, at 10AM Chicago time, and this will be show...
05/17/2021

READ: Webinar on Anti-Asian Hate Crimes to be held next Monday, 24 May 2021, at 10AM Chicago time, and this will be shown via Facebook Live through our page. This is timely and relevant since we also celebrate the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month every May.

Speakers include:
1. Mr. Norman White - Hate Crime Victim Advocate, Chicago Commission on Human Relations
2. Ms. Sonia French - Detective, Chicago Police Department
3. Atty. Mark Calaguas - Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago

READ: Webinar on Anti-Asian Hate Crimes to be held next Monday, 24 May 2021, at 10AM Chicago time, and this will be shown via Facebook Live through our page. This is timely and relevant since we also celebrate the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month every May.

Speakers include:
1. Mr. Norman White - Hate Crime Victim Advocate, Chicago Commission on Human Relations
2. Ms. Sonia French - Detective, Chicago Police Department
3. Atty. Mark Calaguas - Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago

The Philippine Consulate General in Chicago will conduct a Consular Outreach Mission in Booneville, Missouri on 19 June ...
05/16/2021

The Philippine Consulate General in Chicago will conduct a Consular Outreach Mission in Booneville, Missouri on 19 June 2021, Saturday.

Please visit this link for more information:
http://chicagopcg.com/outreach%20missouri%202021.pdf

The Philippine Consulate General in Chicago will conduct a Consular Outreach Mission in Booneville, Missouri on 19 June 2021, Saturday.

Please visit this link for more information:
http://chicagopcg.com/outreach%20missouri%202021.pdf

05/14/2021

On this day, 118 years ago, Apolinario Mabini died of cholera pandemic. Manila had just lifted its 11-month quarantine period since the pandemic broke out on 20 March 1902. He actually escaped the Manila cholera outbreak in 1888 and the pandemic in Guam while in exile from 1902 to 1903.

The US Insular Government of the Philippine Islands declared the country cholera-free on 8 March 1904, with 109,461 deaths in the Philippines alone (166,252 were recorded cases). In August 1905, the pandemic re-emerged due to disregard of the public "to the necessity for quarantine measures and other precautions." From 1905 to 1908, the cholera death toll was 22,758. The pandemic lasted until 1923. The 1913 Philippine Report to the US Secretary of War states that the continuous spread of cholera was due to misinformation among the people, which "even physicians" themselves "insisted that there was no cholera in the islands."

Mabini was often trivialized as the "brain of the revolution," sourced from various American newspaper headlines which announced his death. But more than this, Mabini was ahead of his time: he designed the democratic government of the Philippines in his capacity as the adviser of President Emilio Aguinaldo; he championed women's suffrage, gender equality, and universal co-education in his proposed republican constitution; and espoused the idea that the true mission of the Philippine Revolution--the first anti-colonial armed movement in whole of Asia--was to bring the light of freedom in the Malay world.

The National Quincentennial Committee is inspired by Mabini in reconnecting our pre-colonial past with the rest of the Malay.

More about Mabini here: https://youtu.be/CQ9LVYFsqsk

📷 Image of Mabini from the Domingo Abella Collection of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines; designed by Project Saysay as part of its commitment to the 2021 Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines

#VictoryAndHumanity
#PH500

05/14/2021

The Department of Foreign Affairs wishes all of our brothers and sisters of the Muslim faith a joyous Eid'l Fitr. Eid Mubarak! Selamat Hari Raya!

#Eidlfitr
#EidAlFitr
#DFAForgingAhead

05/11/2021

PAFIOO NOMINATION EXTENDED UNTIL 31 MAY 2021

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) extends the deadline of submission of nominations for the Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organization Overseas (PAFIOO) from 31 December 2020 to 31 May 2021.

This is in consideration of the on-going COVID-19 global pandemic, which has afflicted countries across the globe and restricted mobility of people, as well as the requests of some Filipino communities overseas and diaspora organizations. The CFO is fully aware that the priorities of the countries right now, including the Philippine diplomatic posts, is in protecting the health and welfare of the people, and providing assistance to those afflicted with and affected by the disease. These valid concerns prompted the CFO-Awards Secretariat headed by Justice Francisco P. Acosta, to extend the nomination period to give a chance to qualified overseas Filipinos to participate, especially those OF health workers and other front liners who sacrificed a lot in helping fight this pandemic.

The PAFIOO is a biennial search to honor and recognize overseas Filipinos and other individuals or organizations who contribute to Philippine development initiatives, or promote the interests of overseas Filipino communities. The awards are also given to overseas Filipinos who have exceptionally distinguished themselves in their work or profession, and have thereby brought pride to the Filipino nation. A distinct category in the awards is also reserved for foreign individuals or organizations, for their exceptional contributions to the Philippines and for advancing the cause of overseas Filipino communities.

Since its inception in 1991, the awards have already been bestowed upon 485 individuals and organizations overseas based in 52 countries and territories.

Interested overseas Filipinos and the public must first submit their nomination documents to the Philippine Embassy or Consulate General that has jurisdiction over the place of residence/operation of the nominee, as the CFO-Awards Secretariat may only receive nominations endorsed by their respective Philippine diplomatic posts.

Endorsed nomination documents must be received by the CFO – Presidential Awards Secretariat on or before, or postmarked no later than 31 May 2021 to qualify for the screening by the Awards Committees. The Awarding Ceremony is tentatively scheduled in December 2021.

For more information and updates regarding the PAFIOO visit www.presidentialawards.cfo.gov.ph and Like and/or Subscribe to the Gawad ng Pangulo page https://www.facebook.com/gawadpangulo/. The Awards Secretariat may be also reached through e-mail: [email protected] for any inquiries and clarifications related to to the Awards.

#2021PresidentialAwards #PresidentialAwards #PAFIOO #GawadNgPangulo #CFOLegacyAt40

Photos from Philippine Embassy in Washington DC, USA's post
05/11/2021

Photos from Philippine Embassy in Washington DC, USA's post

READ: Announcement on the 2021 Philippine Foreign Service Officer Exam.Pls visit the DFA website at www.dfa.gov.ph/fsoex...
05/11/2021

READ: Announcement on the 2021 Philippine Foreign Service Officer Exam.

Pls visit the DFA website at www.dfa.gov.ph/fsoexams for more information.

The application deadline has been extended to 10 June 2021.

For questions or inquiries, you may email the DFA’s Board of Foreign Service Examinations (BFSE) Secretariat at [email protected]

Good luck!

READ: Announcement on the 2021 Philippine Foreign Service Officer Exam.

Pls visit the DFA website at www.dfa.gov.ph/fsoexams for more information.

The application deadline has been extended to 10 June 2021.

For questions or inquiries, you may email the DFA’s Board of Foreign Service Examinations (BFSE) Secretariat at [email protected]

Good luck!

PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 19-2021LATEST ENTRY RESTRICTIONS PURSUANT TO IATF-MEID RESOLUTIONS
05/10/2021

PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 19-2021

LATEST ENTRY RESTRICTIONS PURSUANT TO IATF-MEID RESOLUTIONS

PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 19-2021

LATEST ENTRY RESTRICTIONS PURSUANT TO IATF-MEID RESOLUTIONS

PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 18-2021NEW TESTING AND QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS FOR ALL ARRIVING INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS IN THE PHILIPP...
05/07/2021

PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 18-2021
NEW TESTING AND QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS FOR ALL ARRIVING INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 18-2021
NEW TESTING AND QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS FOR ALL ARRIVING INTERNATIONAL PASSENGERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 17-2021ENTRY RESTRICTIONS TO TRAVELERS FROM INDIA FROM 29 APRIL TO 14 MAY  2021
04/28/2021

PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 17-2021
ENTRY RESTRICTIONS TO TRAVELERS FROM INDIA FROM 29 APRIL TO 14 MAY 2021

PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 17-2021
ENTRY RESTRICTIONS TO TRAVELERS FROM INDIA FROM 29 APRIL TO 14 MAY 2021

NOTICE OF HOLIDAY
04/26/2021

NOTICE OF HOLIDAY

NOTICE OF HOLIDAY

The Philippine Consulate General in Chicago invites the public to a conference series in celebration of National Literat...
04/23/2021

The Philippine Consulate General in Chicago invites the public to a conference series in celebration of National Literature Month and the Quincentennial of the Circumnavigation of the World. Pagguho: Decline/Emergence will feature forums, literary readings and indigenous performances. The event will be broadcast on the DFA FB page from 26-31 April. Program starts at 2:30 pm.

#DFAForgingAhead

The Philippine Consulate General in Chicago invites the public to a conference series in celebration of National Literature Month and the Quincentennial of the Circumnavigation of the World. Pagguho: Decline/Emergence will feature forums, literary readings and indigenous performances. The event will be broadcast on the DFA FB page from 26-31 April. Program starts at 2:30 pm.

#DFAForgingAhead

PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 16-2021TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF ENTRY OF FOREIGN NATIONALSUNTIL 30 APRIL 2021
04/20/2021

PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 16-2021

TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF ENTRY OF FOREIGN NATIONALS
UNTIL 30 APRIL 2021

PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 16-2021

TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF ENTRY OF FOREIGN NATIONALS
UNTIL 30 APRIL 2021

Please join us later at 6:00pm CST
04/14/2021

Please join us later at 6:00pm CST

[INVITATION] PH-US at 75: Strengthening Ties through Sustainable Recovery | A Virtual Economic Briefing

14 April 2021 (Wednesday), 6:00-8:00 PM CST

The Philippine Embassy in the United States, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, US-ASEAN Business Council and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, invites you to a virtual event that marks the 75th anniversary of Philippine-U.S. diplomatic relations and celebrates the critical role of economic ties to the partnership. Philippine and U.S. government officials and senior company executives will come together to discuss prospects for enhancing two-way trade and investments in the context of both countries’ pandemic response and economic recovery plans, and the United States' evolving engagement in the region.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3uhePRi

Please direct any questions to [email protected].

#PHUSThrivingAt75

Address

122 S Michigan Ave Suite 1600
Chicago, IL
60603

Near Adams Station of CTA Brown Line

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The Philippine Consulate General in Chicago has consular jurisdiction on Filipinos living on the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. From January 2019, the following states have been transferred to the consular jurisdiction of the Philippine Consulate General in Houston, Texas: Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas

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Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00

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Mabuhay! Welcome to the page of the Philippine Consulate General, Chicago. Through this page, we hope to bring the Consulate General closer to the public and enhance our engagement with our Kababayans in the Midwest We would appreciate hearing from you so feel free to email us at [email protected] or visit us at 122 South Michigan Ave. Suite 1600, Chicago, IL, 60603.

GINA A. JAMORALIN, Consul General

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