Results of the Consular Outreach in Phoenix, Az
Los Angeles, 10 April 2012 – Consul General Mary Jo Bernardo Aragon led a team from the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles and conducted a consular outreach program in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. on 31 March – 1 April 2012.
The consular outreach program is being undertaken in cooperation with the sponsor organizations: Filipino American Business Chamber of Commerce of Arizona (FABCCA) and the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA Arizona Chapter), Halo-Halo Kitchen, Kababayan Travel, Venus Travel and FABCCA’s media partners, Arizona Filipino Forum and Chikka Magazine.
A total of 626 consular services were rendered during the two-day consular outreach program, breakdown of which are as follows:
Consul General Aragon was accompanied by Vice Consul Mary Joy B. Ramirez, Misses Melchora Tagle & Merle Ordillano, and Messrs. Dino Concepcion, Eric Sierra, Hilario Villamin & Edmund Gidaya.
The Consular Outreach Program is a regular activity of the Consulate to bring its various services closer to its constituents residing in areas within its jurisdiction.
Photo shows Consul General Mary Jo Aragon during her meeting with Mr. Rick Stilgenbauer, Outreach Coordinator, Office of Senator John McCain, to seek support for the approval of the Save Our Industries Act or SAVE Act. While in Phoenix, Consul General Aragon also met with district officials of Congressman Trent Franks and Congressman Ed Pastor. Also in photo is Ms. Marie Cunning, President, Filipino American Business Chamber of Commerce of Arizona (FABCCA). (Photo courtesy of Ms. Fleur Magbanua)
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