Notice to Passport Applicants
Passport application in our Vancouver office or in any of our Consular Outreach Programs is always in person and by appointment only.
Applicants are advised to take note of the current waiting time for new passports. For more information, click Consular Services then Passports.
The Philippine Consulate in Vancouver was initially established in May 1956 with Consul Gautier F. Bisnar as Head of Post. It was upgraded to a Consulate General on 24 August 1962. Hon. Francisco O. Oira served as the first Consul General from 17 December 1962 until 03 August 1968.
Consul General Oira was succeeded by the following Consuls General:
Hon. Gautier F. Bisnar 02 December 1968 - May 1971
Hon. Jose Teodoro, Jr. 01 June 1971-04 July 1975
Hon. Vicente Romero 07 January 1976-15 August 1984
Hon. Rufino Martinez 18 July 1988-May 1990
Hon. Eufronia M. Recaido 07 May 1990-June 1992
Hon. Lourdes G. Morales 24 June 1992-02 July 1998
Hon. Zenaida T. Rabago 18 July 1999-21 August 2005
Hon. Minerva Jean A. Falcon 15 October 2005-10 March 2007
Hon. Ruth Morales Prado 24 June 2007-2010
Hon. Jose A.P. Ampeso 16 June 2011-30 September 2013
Hon. Neil Frank R. Ferrer 09 October 2013-Present
Presently, the Consulate General's officers are:
Consul General Neil Frank R. Ferrer
Consul General Ferrer is a career diplomat of the Republic of the Philippines, who has served in various capacities at the Embassy of the Philippines in Beijing, London and Ottawa, respectively.
He has extensive experience in multilateral work, having served as Alternate Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London and to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal.
Mr. Ferrer was former Chairman of the Maritime Safety Committee, the senior technical body of the IMO.
He was also the President of the 2010 IMO Diplomatic Conference of Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers.
Mr. Ferrer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines and has completed the course work of the Master of Science in Economics from De La Salle University in the Philippines.
He obtained a Master of Arts in International Boundaries, with Distinction, from the University of Durham in the United Kingdom.
Consul General Ferrer is recipient of the Gawad Mabini award with the rank of Dakilang Kamanong (Grand Cross) conferred by the President of the Republic of the Philippines in 2010.
He is married to Miriam Manaog and they have four children.
Consul Anthony Achilles L. Mandap
Consul Anthony Mandap is a writer, lawyer and a career diplomat with more than 26 years of government experience. He is currently designated Deputy Consul General at the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver, B.C.
Before his assignment in Vancouver, he had been posted as Vice Consul, then Consul, at the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco, and later as Second Secretary and Consul at the Philippine Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela.
He started his career as a sports and news writer at the Filipino newspaper Malaya, then at the now-defunct Times Journal. He then moved to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), a government agency where he rose thru the ranks while specializing in development information, public and media relations. While working at NEDA, he pursued law studies and eventually passed the Bar examinations given in 1994. In 2000, he started his career as a diplomat, after passing the highly competitive Foreign Service Examinations.
A proud product of the Philippine public school system, Consul Mandap obtained his degrees in Journalism and Law at the University of the Philippines.
He is married to Mrs. Mary Ann Reyes-Mandap, with whom he has three (3) children—Aaron Kyle, Angelica Clare, and Anthea Mae.
Consul Rogelio E. Villanueva Jr.
Consul Rogelio E. Villanueva Jr. is currently the Officer-In-Charge of the Passport Section of the Philippine Consulate General. He also handles Civil Registry, Notarials and Overseas Voting matters. Consul Villanueva assumed his post last 23 June 2014 after serving as Third Secretary and Vice Consul for 3 years at the Philippine Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal.
Before his foreign assignment, Consul Villanueva worked as Special Assistant at the Office of the Undersecretary for Special and Ocean Concerns at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila. He joined the Foreign Service in 2008 after passing the Foreign Service Officers Exams.
Prior to that, he served with the Philippine Navy and the Philippine Coast Guard for more than 17 years. A graduate of the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City, Consul Villanueva also has a Master’s Degree in Maritime Affairs from the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden.
Consul Villanueva is from Quezon City and is married to Mrs. Anna Marie Dare-Villanueva.
Vice Consul Ma. Charmaine D. Guevara
Ms. Ma. Charmaine D. Guevara is currently designated as Vice Consul at the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver, B.C. She assumed her post on 23 February 2015.
Before her foreign assignment, Ms. Guevara worked as Acting Director at the Office of United Nations and International Organizations (UNIO) at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila. She handled multilateral issues such as economic development and governance, which included Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), trade and industry, finance, agriculture and commodities, tourism, as well as environmental issues, which included climate change, disaster risk reduction and management, energy security, among others.
Ms. Guevara holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines. She has also completed the coursework for a Master in Business Administration – Regis Program from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business where she was a consistent Dean’s lister, and is a recipient of a post-graduate diploma from the Asian Institute of Management with her completion of the Business Leadership Program under the institute’s executive development arm, EXCELL.
In 2012-2013, Ms. Guevara attended the Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management in Seoul, Republic of Korea where she obtained a Master of Development Policy, magna cum laude. Her degree concentration was on development policy-making, global governance and political economy.
Prior to joining the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Guevara worked in the private sector. Her work experience includes stints with a Japanese government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment; a top global pharmaceutical research and sales corporation; and a national industry organization that serves the trade and export promotions requirements of micro-small-to-medium size Filipino export firms.
The Philippine Consulate General
The Philippine Consulate General is located at the World Trade Center Office Complex, 999 Canada Place, Suite 660 Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3E1
The Consulate is open from:
except on Philippine & Canadian holidays.
The Consulate will be closed on 30 November 2015 in observance of Bonifacio Day, a Philippine Holiday.