119th Philippine Independence celebrations 2017: Another Successful Year for Fil-Ams in Philadelphia area

The Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia, Member Associations and the FIlipino-American community of the Greater Philadelphia area celebrated the 119th Philippine Independence at the Cooper River Park. Or click here.

2017 Flyer

Flag Raising & Proclamations Saturday
June 3 –  10:00 AM on board the USS Olympia Penn’s Landing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philippine Independence FIESTA
Saturday, June 10 –  10:00 AM
Rizal Monument & Bataan Memorial, Cooper River Park Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Fiesta Updated Program Sen

Philippine Independence Gala
Coronation of Bb. Pilipinas 2017 Ms. Camille Cueto
Saturday, June 16, – 7:00 PM
Radisson Hotel, Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose, PA


Philippine Independence Mass
Sunday, June 11 –  11:00 AM
St. Augustine Church
243 N. Lawrence St. Philadelphia, PA

For more information:

Nida Imperial 267-987-9611
Ruth Luyun 215-740-3499
Hermie Aczon 856-877-4103
Senn Fontanilla 609-509-6800
Ruben David 267-312-1721


Meet the New Leaders of FECGP

The new leaders that will lead FECGP was officially certified and declared winners by the FECGP COMELEC July 17 in simple ceremonies following the elections at the Philippine Comunity Center in Stratford, NJ.  Comelec Chairman Ruben David congratulated the candidates and Dr. Elsie Almario, past president inducted them into office.

VP Pineda

Gloria Pineda Vice President

VP Lorelie

Lorelie Laurencio 2nd Vice President

VP Fred Boco

Fred Boco 3rd Vice President


Nida Imperial along with the 3 Vice Presidents declared their solemn promise to continue the progressive programs already started by the past administrations.  President Nida Imperial will soon be discussing with our leaders on the programs that she has laid out for her terms.

Nida Imperial served as president of FAABCI and the PNA-PA at the same time she also served as VP during the term of President Hermie Aczon and President Ruth Luyun. Fred Boco (3rd VP) is actively involved with FAAMCI, while PNASNJP’s Lorelie Laurencio and Gloria Pineda will be serving as 2nd VP and 1st VP, respectively.

The most immediate business matter for the new administration will be its election of a new Board of Directors that will be working and assisting the new president.

Outgoing President Ruth Bayle Luyun likewise congratulated them and encouraged them to make a much deeper commitment to serve our people; reminding them likewise not to forget our involvement with the many opportunities to serve our countrymen in the Philippines. Click here for details of the President’s Report 2014-2016.





Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

FECGP President Ruth Luyun

With the election of our new president Rodrigo Duterte and the promise of change and changes that are happening now in our home country, President Ruth Luyun is mindful that the inroads and the progress made by the FECGP will further gain momentum with the incoming administration. These advances and recommendations are detailed in the President’s Report (see link above).



Notice of returned-to-sender ballots

OAV-11-2016 >  The Philippine Consulate General wishes to inform the Filipino overseas voters that the Philippine Consulate General has the list of returned ballot packets which are available for pick up at the Consulate from 9:00 a m to 5:00 p.m. everyday Saturdays and Sundays and holidays included.

To view Consulate link, click here.



Advisory: Schedule of Philippine Elections

OAV -04-2016   > The Philippine Consulate General in New York wishes to remind the public that the 2016 Philippine National Elections opened on 09 April 2016 (local time), and will end at 5:00 p.m. on 09 May 2016 (Philippine time). Voters registered under the jurisdiction of the Philippine Consulate General in New York can expect to receive their ballots in the mail. Voters who have changed addresses are once again encouraged to inform the Consulate General at votersid2016@gmail.com or by fax at 212-764-6010 about any changes in mailing address since the last elections.

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The Consulate General will be open every day to receive ballots from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, until the end of the voting period. The public is also informed that the schedule of batch feeds for ballots is every Monday and Thursday, starting at 9:00 a.m.

Ballots may be dropped off at the following locations:
Saturday, April 23 2016
9AM-5PM SAF Travelword Inc. Office
405 N. Kings Highway, Cherry Hill NJ 08034
Contact: Senn Fontanillam856-216-2900
Sunday, April 24, 2016 9AM-5PM
St. Augustine Church Carr Hall
4th and Vine St. Philadelphia PA 19106
Contact: Ruth Luyun, President FECGP

The Philippine presidential and vice presidential elections of 2016 is the next presidential election in the Philippines, scheduled on Monday, May 9, 2016. Incumbent President Benigno Aquino III is barred from seeking re-election, pursuant to the 1987 Philippine Constitution. Therefore, this election will determine the 16th President of the Philippines. The position of president and vice president are elected separately, and the winning candidates may come from different political parties.

This will be the 16th presidential election in the Philippines since 1935, and the sixth sextennial presidential election since 1986. This will be a part of the 2016 general election where elections to the Senate, House of Representatives and local government above the barangay level, including the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao shall be held.

FECGP Independence Week Celebrations

Here is our invitational flyer for our Independence Day events this coming June 6, 7, 13, and 20. Join us! Invite friends. Bring your families and get to meet other Pinoys in the biggest picnic of the year. FECGP Flyer 2015 to website_

June 6 | Flag Raising with Guest: Major  Gen. Antonio Taguba 

10 AM on board the USS Olympia, Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia


June 7 – FECGP Independence Mass, OSAC 

June 13 – FECGP Picnic and Fiesta

Cooper River Park, Camden, NJ

June 20 – FECGP Grand Independence Ball

Hilton City Line Hotel, City Line Avenue, Philadelphia


Philadelphia Consular Outreach: An Example of Premier Public Service

The recently concluded Consular Outreach in Philadelphia proved to be a boon to our Kababayans in our area. For one, they did not have to travel to New York City and also saved time and money of their part. The event held last April 18, was conducted at St. Thomas Aquinas Church Social Hall in 17th and Morris Streets, Philadelphia, PA.

The services started at 10 to 3 in the afternoon. Consul Kerwin Tate from the Consulate General New York, led his team who came early, along with Consulate Area Warden Hermie Aczon and President Ruth Luyun of FECGP. Volunteers from the ICAGP, PNASNJP, FAAMCI and IBC came to lend an extra hand. The services were very orderly and many of our people were served expeditiously and on time. Also the big parking space inside the church compound accommodated all those who came.

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Consular Area Warden Hermie Samaniego Aczon

In an effort to bring its services closer to its constituents, the Philippine Consulate General periodically conducts Consular Outreach Services. This year’s outreach was coordinated by Mrs. Hermie Aczon.

Organized in partnership with Filipino Executive Council in Philadelphia and the PCSNJ in South Jersey, the Outreach Services accepted applications for Philippine passport issuance (new, renewal and amendment of entries), legalization of documents, civil registry documents (birth, marriage and death) and reacquisition/retention of Philippine citizenship.
The Outreach Services also accepted applications for Registration as Overseas Voters. In addition, some Outreach Services also offered information dissemination on some projects and programs that might be of interest to the Filipino community. To ensure order during the activity, an appointment system is applied for those who wish to avail themselves of the services of the Consular Outreach. The appointment system required that applicants for passports, civil registry and reacquisition/retention of Philippine citizenship submit a Request for Appointment to the Consulate General at least 7 days before the scheduled outreach activity for pre-processing. This helped a lot in processing.

– See more at: http://newyorkpcg.org/the-consulate/our-services/consular-outreach#sthash.OehNAaho.dpuf