News & Announcements

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Notice to Passport Applicants

Passport application in our Vancouver office or in any of our Consular Outreach Programs is always in person & by appointment only.


PCG Vancouver moving to a new office on 1 August 2014

18 July 2014 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver is moving to its new office at Suite 660, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3E1 on 1 August 2014.

"We would like to inform the public that from August 1st, all consular transactions will take place at this new office address, which is adjacent to the temporary office space we have occupied at Canada Place for the last three months," Consul General Ferrer said.

"This move is part of the Consulate's commitment to better serve its growing clientele and effectively deliver its expanding range of services as well as enhance Philippine official representation in Western Canada," Consul General Ferrer added.


Online Appointment Booking for Medicine Hat, AB Outreach is Now Available

20 July 2014/3:45pm – This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Medicine Hat, AB on 14-16 August 2014 is now available.

You can book your appointment through this link: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6kpgv4zc/.

Please note that the Consulate’s online appointment system is administered by Appointment-Plus (http://www.appointment-plus.com/).

Online Appointment Booking for Brooks, AB Outreach is Now Available

13 July 2014/4:40pm – This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Brooks, AB on 10-12 August 2014 is now available.

You can book your appointment through this link: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6kpgv4zc/.

Please note that the Consulate’s online appointment system is administered by Appointment-Plus (http://www.appointment-plus.com/).


Notice of Resetting of RERB Hearing

4 July 2014

We wish to inform the public that the Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) of the Consulate will reset the Hearing for the approval/disapproval of 236 applications received for the period of 1 to 30 June 2014 for registration/certification as Overseas Voters from 21 July 2014 to 18 August 2014 purusant to Section 4, paragraph b of COMELEC Resolution No. 9862 dated 1 April 2014.


Edmonton, AB Consular Outreach Appointment List is Now Fully Booked

22 June 2014/5:30pm – The maximum passport appointment booking for the Edmonton, AB consular outreach has been reached.

The Consulate will post the list of passport applicants with confirmed appointments for the Edmonton, AB consular outreach as soon as it becomes available.


Online Appointment Booking for Edmonton, AB Outreach is Now Available

22 June 2014/4:00pm – This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Edmonton, AB on 19-21 July 2014 is now available.

You can book your appointment through this link: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6kpgv4zc/.

Please note that the Consulate’s online appointment system is administered by Appointment-Plus (http://www.appointment-plus.com/).


Calgary, AB Consular Outreach Appointment List is Now Fully Booked

15 June 2014/9:00pm – The maximum passport appointment booking for the Calgary, AB consular outreach has been reached.

The Consulate will post the list of passport applicants with confirmed appointments for the Calgary, AB consular outreach as soon as it becomes available.


Online Appointment Booking for Calgary, AB Outreach is Now Available

15 June 2014/4:45pm – This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Calgary, AB on 15-17 July 2014 is now available.

You can book your appointment through this link: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6kpgv4zc/.

Please note that the Consulate’s online appointment system is administered by Appointment-Plus (http://www.appointment-plus.com/).


Messages from BC Premier Christy Clark on the Celebration of Philippine National Day

13 June 2014

The Philippine Consulate General wishes to share with everyone the messages from BC Premier Christy Clark to the Consul General and to the Canadian-Filipino community on the celebration of Philippine National Day.  Read messages...


Online Appointment Booking for Kelowna, BC Outreach is Now Available

09 June 2014/9:00am – This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Kelowna, BC on 9-10 July 2014 is now available.

You can book your appointment through this link: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6kpgv4zc/.

Please note that the Consulate’s online appointment system is administered by Appointment-Plus (http://www.appointment-plus.com/).


Vote for Vigan to be one of the New Seven Wonder Cities of the World

PRESS RELEASE
4 June 2014


The Philippine Consulate General would like to inform the public that the heritage city of Vigan is the lone candidate from the Philippines vying for the spot in the New Seven Wonder Cities of the World List.  There are a total of 28 cities contending for the seven slots.  Information regarding the mechanics for the online voting, as well as the brief profile of the countries nominated, panelist and the organization can be accessed through this link: www.new7wonders.com/en/cities...Read More


List of Applicants for Registration/Certification as Overseas Voter for Consideration by the RERB on 16 June 2014

2 June 2014

We wish to inform the public that the Resident Election Registration Board (RERB) of the Consulate will conduct a Hearing for the approval/disapproval of applications received for the period of 6 to 30 May 2014 for registration/certification as Overseas Voters on Monday 16 June 2014 at 10:00am at the Conference Room of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver.

The deadline for the filing of an opposition to applications for registration/certification is on 9 June 2014.

Click here to view the list.

Bring Passports and Sign up for 2016 Polls PH Consulate Asks Filipino Nationals

PRESS RELEASE
30 May 2014

The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver is advising all qualified Filipino nationals to bring copies of their passports when they attend the major Independence Day festivities in Metro Vancouver so they can register as overseas voters for the 2016 Philippine national elections...Read More


Online Appointment Booking for Whitehorse, YT Outreach is Now Available

26 May 2014/4:00pm – This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Whitehorse, YT on 26-27 June 2014 is now available.

You can book your appointment through this link: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6kpgv4zc/.

Please note that the Consulate’s online appointment system is administered by Appointment-Plus (http://www.appointment-plus.com/).


Consulate Invites Community to June 2014 Metro Vancouver Freedom Day Rites and Celebration of Philippines-Canada Friendship

PRESS RELEASE
16 May 2014

The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver announced that 12 major community events have been lined up for the month of June 2014 to commemorate the 116th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence...Read More


Online Appointment Booking for Yellowknife, NT Outreach is Now Available

4 May 2014/4:00pm – This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Yellowknife, NT on 26-27 May 2014 is now available.

You can book your appointment through this link: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6kpgv4zc/.

Please note that the Consulate’s online appointment system is administered by Appointment-Plus (http://www.appointment-plus.com/).


PH Consulate Moves to Canada Place April 24

PRESS RELEASE
16 April 2014

The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver has announced that it is moving its office on April 24, 2014 to a temporary location at Suite 629, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3E1.  Read More...

Grande Prairie, AB Consular Outreach Appointment List is Now Fully Booked

7 April 20145pm – The maximum passport appointment booking for the Grande Prairie, AB consular outreach has been reached.

The Consulate will post the list of passport applicants with confirmed appointments for the Grande Prairie, AB consular outreach as soon as it becomes available.


Online Appointment Booking for Grande Prairie, AB Outreach is Now Available

6 April 2014/5:00pm – This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Grande Prairie, Alberta on 6-8 May 2014 is now available.

You can book your appointment through this link: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6kpgv4zc/.

Please note that the Consulate’s online appointment system is administered by Appointment-Plus (http://www.appointment-plus.com/).


Song of Thanks to all Donors for Typhoon Haiyan Victims

Our simple way of saying "Thank you" to all our Filipino and Canadian friends who extended a helping hand during our time of great need.  Maraming salamat po!  ...Watch the video


Lethbridge, AB Consular Outreach Appointment List is Now Fully Booked

23 March 2014/6:45pm – The maximum passport appointment booking for the Lethbridge, AB consular outreach has been reached.

The Consulate will post the list of passport applicants with confirmed appointments for the Lethbridge, AB consular outreach as soon as it becomes available.


Online Appointment Booking for Lethbridge, AB Outreach is Now Available

23 March 2014/4:00pm – This is to announce that the online appointment system for the consular outreach in Lethbridge, Alberta on 23-25 April 2014 is now available.

You can book your appointment through this link: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6kpgv4zc/.

Please note that the Consulate’s online appointment system is administered by Appointment-Plus (http://www.appointment-plus.com/).


Invitation to Bid for the Restoration of the Office Premises of the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver

4 March 2014 – The Consulate General of the Philippines in Vancouver, B.C. wishes to invite bidders for the restoration of its office premises.  Read More...


Philippine Consul General joins the University of British Columbia Southeast Asia Roundtable

27 February 2014 – The Philippine Consulate General participated  in the University of British Columbia (UBC) Southeast Asia Roundtable  entitled “The Young and the Restless, Challenges to Today’s Southeast Asia” on 27 February 2014 at the UBC Institute of Asian Research.   Read More...


1st Young Filipino-Canadian Leaders Summit

13 February 2014 - The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver wishes to inform the public of the 1st Young Filipino Canadian Leaders Summit will be held on 8-9 March 2014 at the Fairview Mall Library & Theatre (Toronto). Read More...


2014 Asian Studies Day

The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver successfully participated in the 2014 Asian Studies Day held at the Langara College in Vancouver on 4 February 2014. Read More...


Consul General Neil Ferrer said the Consulate is honored to have been invited to lead the festivities, organized by the various Filipino-Canadian community organizations in Metro Vancouver.


"I thank the various community groups for reaching out, working closely with the Consulate, and sharing information about their events. We owe it to them to show our solidarity with the Filipino nation and friendship with Canada by attending and actively participating," Consul General Ferrer said.


The events this year include the Pista ng Bayan Community Picnic at Slocan Park on June 7; the Annual Philippine Independence Day Celebration in Surrey on June 8; the Independence Day parade and celebrations in New Westminster also on June 8; the Philippine Days Festival at the Waterfront Park in North Vancouver on June 14 and 15; and the Pagdiriwang 2014, the annual Independence Day program in Richmond on June 21.


​There will also be the customary flag-raising ceremonies: at the Filipino Plaza in Vanness Avenue on June 1; at the New Westminster City Hall on June 8; at the Vancouver City Hall on June 12; and at the Waterfront in North Vancouver on June 15.


​As in the previous years, the mayors and local officials of Vancouver, New Westminster and North Vancouver will be in attendance to preside over the hoisting of the Philippine flag and the singing of the Philippine national anthem in their respective cities.


Two major dinner-dance events have also been organized: the Philippine National Day Gala Dinner and Dance at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel on June 13; and the Philippines-Canada Friendship Ball at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown on June 28.​


Consul General Ferrer said that June 2014 is definitely going to be a busy month for the Consulate and the community with so many activities lined up, but added that the eagerness and enthusiasm of Filipino-Canadians to celebrate Philippine independence and the friendship between the Philippines and Canada in so many different ways energizes the community.


"Filipinos love fiestas and celebrations. That is our nature as a friendly, freedom-loving and fun-loving people. That is why despite the hectic schedule, we are in full support of the activities, which showcase our unity despite belonging to many different groups and affiliations" Congen Ferrer said.


​​"Again, I invite everyone – Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike, to celebrate with us," he added.  END

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important announcement:

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE new OFFICE location of the Philippine consulate general IS AT

999 Canada Place, Suite 629, Vancouver, B.C., V6C 3E1