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ABOUT THE CONSULATE GENERAL
 
Consul General  
Contact Details, Office Hours & Holidays
Brief history of the Consulate
Mission
Services
Functions
Jurisdiction
Organization
Address and Directions to the Consulate
 

 
CONTACT DETAILS, OFFICE HOURS & HOLIDAYS
 

Office Address

3600 Wilshire Bl., Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90010, U.S.A.

E-mail Address

losangelespcg@earthlink.net | losangelespc@aol.com

Web Address

http://philippineconsulatela.org

Areas of Jurisdiction

Southern California, Southern Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas

Trunkline No.

1(213) 639-0980 to 85

Emergency Hotline No.

1(213) 268-9990 (after office hours)

Facsimile No.

1(213) 639-0990

Consular Service Hours

9:00 a.m.  5:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

Non-Working Holidays observed by Post (Philippine & US holidays for year 2014)

Philippine Holidays pursuant to Proclamation 655 s. 2013

01 January (Tuesday)

New Year’s Day

25 August (Monday)

National Heroes Day

20 January (Monday)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

01 September (Monday)

US Labor Day

31 January (Friday) Chinese New Year

13 October (Monday)

Columbus Day

17 February (Monday)

President's Day (George Washington's Birthday)

01 November (Saturday)

All Saints Day

 

 

02 November (Sunday)

All Soul's Day

09 April (Wednesday)

Araw ng Kagitingan

27 November (Thursday)

Thanksgiving Day

09 April (Wednesday)

Araw ng Kagitingan

28 November (Friday)

Black Friday

17 April (Thursday)

Maundy Thursday 

30 November (Saturday)

Andres Bonifacio Day

18 April (Friday)

Good Friday

24 December (Wednesday)

Additional Special Non-Working Day

01 May (Thursday)

Philippine Labor Day

25 December
(Thursday)
Christmas Day

26 May (Monday)

Memorial Day

26 December (Friday)

Additional Special Non-Working Day

12 June (Thursday)

Philippine Independence Day

30 December (Tuesday) 

Jose Rizal Day

04 July (Friday)

US Independence Day

31 December (Monday) 

Additional Special Non-Working Day

21 August (Thursday)

Ninoy Aquino Day


Note: PH Holidays based on Proclamation 655 declaring the regular holidays, special (non-working) days, and special holiday (for all schools) for the year 2014.  Proclamation 655 also has provisions for the observance of Eid'l Fitr (Muslim's Feast of Ramadhan) and Eid'l Adha (Muslim's Feast of Sacrifice) as national holidays, the exact dates are still to be determined in accordance with the Islamic calendar.  The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos will issue the dates
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MISSION

The Consulate General of the Philippines in Los Angeles was established in 1947. 

It serves the consular needs of the largest Filipino community outside the Philippines numbering more than one (1) million. Generally, by law, regulation and treaty, the Consulate serves as an adjunct of the Philippine Government in the overall task of promoting and protecting the national interests of the Philippines and its citizens in the areas/localities under the Consulate’s jurisdiction. In short, it implements Philippine foreign policy within its jurisdiction.

 
 

 
SERVICES
 

In contrast to the Embassy or diplomatic post, which focuses on higher level political representation in the host government’s capital, a Consulate or consular post focuses on assistance to nationals, economic diplomacy, issuance of passports and visas, civil registration, notarials and other legal services, promotion of Philippine culture, and fostering closer relations with the ever-growing Filipino-American community.

 
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FUNCTIONS
 

Specifically, the Consulate General has the following functions:

  • Southern California covering the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern, and San Luis Obispo
  • To report on commercial, financial and other economic developments in its jurisdiction;
  • To administer in appropriate cases the implementation of Philippine laws and regulations abroad concerning citizenship, immigration, trade, navigation and commerce;
  • To perform passport and visa services;
  • To assist and protect Filipino nationals, including seamen and other migrant workers;
  • To perform registration services including those for births and deaths, solemnize marriages, and conserve estates of deceased nationals;
  • To perform notarial and, in proper cases, other legal services;
  • To examine and certify invoices and documents covering exports to the Philippines;
  • To perform, in appropriate cases, the functions of a diplomatic mission (Embassy).
 
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JURISDICTION
 

The Consulate exercises consular jurisdiction over the following territories:

  • Southern California covering the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern, and San Luis Obispo
  • Southern Nevada covering the counties of Clark, Lincoln and Nye
  • State of Arizona (covering all counties)
  • State of New Mexico (covering all counties)
  • State of Texas (covering all counties)

For information on the jurisdiction of other Philippine Posts in the United States, click here.

 
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ORGANIZATION
 

To perform its tasks within its jurisdiction, the Consulate is organized into the following sections:

1) Office of the Consul General (OCG) - As office of the Head of Post, this section shall provide leadership and management for the Philippine Team in the US Southwest, in the performance of which task the Section Heads shall also assist. Integrated into this office are the administrative, fiscal and frontline personnel to provide staff support and handle all matters having to do with administration, protocol, finance, records, property and the provision of frontline services to walk-in clients--particularly, but not limited to--those needing passports and notarials.

2) Cultural Promotions and Community Relations (CPCR) Section – To manage the library as a cultural resource, promote cultural relations between the Philippines and the state/local governments within the Consulate's area of jurisdiction, and to coordinate activities and relations with the Filipino-American community.

3) Economic Diplomacy & Visas (EDV) Section – To undertake the promotion of trade and investments (in coordination with the Trade Representative in San Francisco) as well as the promotion of tourism (in coordination with the Tourism Representative in Los Angeles); to gather pertinent and needed information on threats and opportunities affecting Philippine trade, investments and tourism; and to facilitate (while implementing visa rules) the travel to the Philippines of tourists, business people, transients, seamen, foreign government officials, students, treaty traders, pre-arranged employees, special non-immigrants, and immigrants, whether non-quota or quota.

4) Information, Communications & Press Relations (ICPR) Section – To maintain and continually update the Consulate's website; to ensure the public responsiveness of the telephone and mailing systems; to handle communications with the home government--particularly those of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Philippine Foreign Service Posts--as well as communications with the host government, in particular the state/local governments of the Consulate's jurisdiction; and to prepare press releases, manage press conferences and otherwise take care of the Consulate's relations with mass media, both mainstream and Filipino-American.

5) Legal and Assistance to Nationals (LATN) Section – To handle all legal matters, whether by instructions from Manila or occasioned by queries from citizens, be they natural or juridical persons; and to handle all cases of assistance to nationals in distress or other cases of assistance or facilitation for the interests of Filipino citizens--which assistance/facilitation cases are not by nature covered under economic diplomacy or under categories integral to the work of other sections.

6) Notarials and Registration of Nationals (NRON) Section – To issue authentications, notarials, certifications and related papers; perform the duties of the local civil registrar relating to births, marriages, deaths and other matters affecting the status of Filipinos; and register nationals in accordance with foreign service regulations and other laws, and issue identification or registration cards as might be needed as a consequence of such registration.

7) Passports and Travel Documents (PTD) Section – To issue passports and travel documents in implementation of citizenship, passports and related laws.

Represented in an organizational chart, the Office would appear as follows:

 
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ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS TO THE CONSULATE
 

Our address is 3600 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90010, with telephone number (213) 639-0980 to 85 / fax number (213) 639-0990/e-mail: losangelespcg@earthlink.net. Consular service hours is from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Please click here: Getting to the Consulate to secure directions and maps on how to get to the Office.

 
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