16 February 2015 - Consul General Neil Frank R. Ferrer of the Philippines has officially assumed the Chairmanship of the ASEAN Consuls General in Vancouver (ACGV) Committee for 2015. The Philippines succeeded Malaysia which chaired for 2014.
On Thursday, February 12, 2015, Consul General Ferrer chaired the first monthly meeting of the ACGV held at the Philippine Consulate General. In attendance were the Consuls General plus one officer from the Consulates of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.
The Meeting agreed on the various activities and projects of the ACGV lined up for 2015 among them, the traditional events like ASEAN Golf Tournament (AGT) and ASEAN Picnic. These two events have over the years helped to bringcloser the ASEAN community in Vancouver and raised awareness of ASEAN among the Canadian mainstream. They have also successfully raised funds to support local charities and provide assistance to victims of natural disasters in Southeast Asia.
Also on the agenda were new initiatives to increase ASEAN awareness in Canada and promote economic cooperation, particularly in view of establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015.END
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Consul General Neil Frank R. Ferrer presides over the 1st Meeting of the ASEAN Consuls General in Vancouver Committee (ACGV) for 2015 held at the Board Room of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver
ASEAN Consuls General in Vancouver (ACGV) Committee 2015: Philippine Consul General Mr. Neil Frank R. Ferrer, ACGV Chairman (3rd from left); Indonesian Consul General Mrs. Sri Wiludjeng (4th from left); Thailand Consul General Ms. Sutthiluck Sa-ngarmangkang (5th from left); and Malaysian Consul General Mr. MohdAdli Bin Abdullah (3rd from right). Also in photo are Indonesian Vice Consul EsthyPutriMuryanti; Thailand Consul TayatatKanjanapipatkul, Malaysian Consul Wan Nor Haimi Bin Wan Mahmud and; Philippine Deputy Consul General Anthony Achilles L. Mandap
PH Chairmanship of ASEAN Consuls General Committee in Vancouver
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