New York -- One hundred sixty two (162) Filipino-American organizations, most of which sent representatives to the 5th Filipino-American General Assembly held earlier this year, are listed in the 3rd edition of the Filipino-American Community Directory which was launched and released by the Philippine Consulate General in New York on 31 July 2019.
The Directory serves as a tool for community leaders and members, civic volunteers, and organizations to build a database to develop linkages, synergy and collaboration. It is one of the outcome projects of the 2nd General Assembly in 2016, and started with only 50 organizations registered with the Cultural and Community Relations Section of the Philippine Consulate General in New York.
This year, the Philippine Consulate encouraged Filipino American organizations to accomplish the Organizational Profile Update Form and update their information on record with the Consulate. The form is downloadable at the Consulate’s website. Filipino American organizations who wish to be included in the Consulate’s database are requested to accomplish the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In his remarks during the launch, Consul General Claro S. Cristobal underscored the importance of the Directory as a valuable resource for our kababayans to get connected with one another. He also encouraged the Filipino American community organizations to make their presence known to the Consulate and promised that those on the list will be given priority for information, announcements, notices, invitations and Consulate support to their events.
Copies of the directory were distributed during the event. Organizations which have not received copies are requested to pick up their copies or send a flat-rate self-addressed and stamped envelope in order for the Consulate to send them their copies. The directory was printed in partnership with Synergy Production & Marketing, Inc with the support of GMA Pinoy TV, Philippine Airlines-New York, and Fiesta in America.