THE year 2014 has been a particularly good year for us Filipinos. After years of puttering along as the tiger economies in the region roared, our country has finally started to show some growl of its own.
For 2014 and 2015, our economy is expected to continue its robust expansion with growth in Philippine GDP forecasted to reach 6.2% in 2014 and 6.4% in 2015 according to an ADB report. Also in May this year, the rating agency Standard & Poor's increased our country's long-term credit rating, making us more attractive to foreign investors.
Milan PCG Conducts Consular Outreach Mission in Piemonte Region NEW!
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan conducted consular missions for Filipinos in Biella and Torino, Italy on 03 and 04 October 2015, respectively.
MILAN PCG participates in the EU-ASEAN Days NEW!
The Philippines identified opportunities for deeper cooperation with the countries of the European Union
The Philippines lands on the 47th spot in the 2015-2016 Global Competitiveness Report NEW!
Philippines significantly improved its global competitiveness standing, five notches higher compared to last year
MILAN PCG INTENSIFIES OVERSEAS VOTERS’ REGISTRATIONS NEW!
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan conducted special overseas voters’ registrations for the Filipino communities in Biella, Torino, and Chiesa Santa Maria del Carmine, Milan.
Filipino-owned companies join SUPER fair in Milan NEW!
The Philippine Consulate in Milan visited SUPER: Womenswear Accessory Collections which was held in Fiera Milano City from 26 to 28 September 2015.
MILAN PCG CONDUCTS FORUM ON KARAPATAN, BENEPISYO, TUNGKULIN 101 NEW!
The PCG in Milan, through the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) / Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, in collaboration with MCEM Centro Servizi Per Immigrati, organized the forum, Karapatan, Benepisyo, Tungkulin 101.
MILAN PCG PROMOTES BASIC SELF-DEFENSE USING FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS NEW!
A training on self-defense was held on Sunday, 27 September 2015 at the Sports Prevenzione e Salute Gymnasium in Milan, as part of the Consulate’s Gender and Development projects.
PRESIDENT AQUINO APPOINTS NEW HUDCC CHAIRMAN NEW!
President Benigno S. Aquino III appointed Atty. Chito M. Cruz as the new HUDCC Chairman on July 31, 2015.
MILAN PCG HOLDS OVERSEAS VOTERS’ REGISTRATION DRIVE NEW!
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan conducted a second special overseas voters’ registration for the Iglesia ni Cristo in Milan (INC, Chiesa di Cristo) on 27 September 2015.
MAM AWARDS: NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2015 NEW!
Nominations to the Migration Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards 2015 are now formally open.
MILAN PCG JOINS THE CELEBRATION OF THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF PEÑAFRANCIA NEW!
A colorful fluvial procession was held in honor of the Lady of Peñafrancia on 19 September 2015 at the Naviglio Grande in Milan
MILAN PCG ADVOCATES SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF FILIPINOS IN ITALY NEW!
A forum on migration and development was held at the Philippine Consulate General on 17 September 2015 conducted by Ms. Estrella Mai Dizon-Añonuevo.
PCG Milan visits fashion accessories and costume jewelry exhibit NEW!
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan, led by Consul General Marichu Mauro met with the three Filipino-owned companies participating in HOMI 2015, the international home show, formerly called MACEF.
MILAN PCG HOLDS FIRST INC OVERSEAS VOTERS’ REGISTRATION NEW!
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan were welcomed by the leaders of the Iglesiani Cristo in Milan (Chiesa di Cristo) during the mobile overseas voters’ registration in via Galeno.
MILAN PCG HOSTS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLAND NEW!
CG Marichu Mauro hosted a welcome dinner in honor of the visiting officials of the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI) during their visit in Milan.
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE CONDUCTS CONSULAR OUTREACH IN REGGIO EMILIA NEW!
The Philippine Consulate General Milan conducted its first-ever consular outreach mission in the city of Reggio Emilia to provide services for the Filipino community in the Emilia Romagna Region.
PNoy OKs law requiring schools to teach youth how to be entrepreneurs NEW!
President Benigno Aquino III has signed a law requiring schools nationwide to teach financial literacy and youth entrepreneurship to Filipino pupils and students.
DAVID MEDALLA ENRICHES THE PHILIPPINE PAVILION AT VENICE BIENNALE WITH HIS ART NEW!
World-renowned Filipino kinetic and performance artist David Medalla was the main feature of the Philippine Pavilion at the Venice Biennale held today in this famous northern Italian city.
NCCA CHAIR HOLDS SPECIAL LECTURE FOR MILAN PCG
NCCA Chairman, Dr. Felipe de Leon, Jr., held a special lecture on Philippine culture and art for the officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General in Milan.
LECTURE ON PHILIPPINE TRADITIONAL CHANTS AND LULLABIES IN MILAN
NCCA Chairman Prof. Felipe De Leon Jr. conducted a special lecture to give the visitors of the Alma Mater multimedia installation a clearer and better understanding of Filipino indigenous culture.
MILAN’S PRESTIGIOUS MULTIMEDIA INSTALLATION SPOTLIGHTS T’BOLI CHANTS
The spotlight was on the Philippines in Yuval Avital’s Alma Mater interpretation of Michelangelo Pistoletti’s Il Terzo Paradiso (The Third Paradise)
T’boli voices to be featured in artistic multimedia installation in Milan
Three generations of T’boli women will be the main protagonist of one of the dialogues with Alma Mater, Yuval Avital’s multimedia masterpiece at the La Fabbrica del Vapore on 15 and 16 August 2015.
JOLLIBEE TO OPEN IN MILAN
Officials of Filipino fast food giant Jollibee visited Milan and met with the city’s Chamber of Commerce to explore the possibility of establishing branches in this northern Italian city.
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE MEETS TOP OFFICIALS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BRESCIA
The PCG in Milan is pursuing cooperation in the field of medicine, particularly in neuroscience, oncology, biotechnology and engineering, through the research network of Brescia.
ASIA PACIFIC YOUTH CHOIR CAPTIVATES AUDIENCE IN MILAN
The Asia Pacific Youth Choir performed a choral concert on 04 August 2015 at the courtyard of the Municipal Library of Cesate, Milan.
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL FEATURES TWO FILIPINO INDIE FILMS FOR ITS 2ND FILM FESTIVAL IN MILAN
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan, Italy, in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), organized its 2nd Film Festival last 30 – 31 July 2015.
ITALIAN ENVOY VISITED THE PH PAVILION IN VENICE BIENNALE
Reaffirming Italy’s commitment to strengthen ties with the Philippines, Italian Ambassador to the PH, H.E. Massimo Roscigno visited the Philippine Pavilion in Venice on 01 August 2015.
MILAN PCG LEADS IN EDUCATING MIGRANT WORKERS ON FINANCIAL PLANNING
In line with the Consulate’s objectives to promote gender-responsive, rights-based and culture-sensitive services, it conducted its first ever Stock Market Investment Seminar at the Consulate office on 23 July 2015
PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL CALLS ON THE ITALIAN INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL STUDIES
The ISPI - Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale based in Milan, Italy expressed support for the Philippine Consulate in Milan in organizing an international seminar on the West Philippine Sea
MILAN PCG CONDUCTS FORUM ON THE ACQUISITION OF ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP AND RE-ACQUISITION OF PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan conducted a forum regarding the project “Milano Sono Anch’io” on 16 July 2015.
UP STRING ORCHESTRA BOOSTS PROMOTION OF FILIPINO CULTURE IN MILAN
The University of the Philippines String Orchestra, more popularly known as UP ARCO, performed at the Piazza Maggiore in Inzago, Milan last 16 July.
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE CONDUCTS TWO-DAY CONSULAR OUTREACH IN BOLOGNA, ITALY
Consul General Marichu Mauro headed the consular outreach mission in Bologna, Italy on 11-12 July 2015.
AGRICULTURE SECRETARY ALCALA VISITS WORLD EXPO IN MILAN
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala visited on 4 July the different Pavilions of ASEAN countries in the World Expo in the northern Italian city of Milan
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE FORGES PARTNERSHIP WITH INPS PIEMONTE
As part of the Consulate’s efforts to promote the welfare of the Filipinos in Milan and Northern Italy, Consul General Marichu Mauro and Vice Consul Helen Anne Sayo met with Mr. Gregorio Tito, Director of Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE MILAN PROMOTES OPEN DISTANCE LEARNING
Consul General Marichu Mauro welcomed teacher educators of Pinoy Guro EU in Milan on 29 June 2015. Pinoy Guro EU provides opportunities for Filipinos in Milan and Northern Italy
PHLPost Products and Services for Overseas Filipinos
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) headed by Postmaster General and CEO Ma. Josefina M. dela Cruz, in cooperation with the Philippine Consulate General in Milan, organized a forum for Filipinos in Milan to introduce PHLPost’s new products and services.
PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL PAYS COURTESY CALL ON LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
Consul General Marichu Mauro paid a courtesy call on La Biennale di Venezia to hand deliver letters of Dr. Felipe M. de Leon, Chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts
FILIPINOS CELEBRATE THE 117TH PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY
In commemoration of the 117th Philippine Independence Day, the Philippine Consulate in Milan hosted an event for the Filipino community in northern Italy on 14 June 2015
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE CONDUCTS CONSULAR OUTREACH IN TORINO
The Philippine Consulate General Milan conducted a 2-day mobile consular mission in Torino on 27-28 June 2015 at the Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista with the support of the Filipino chaplaincy of Turin headed by Father John Benna.
MILAN PCG HOSTS A NIGHT OF FILIPINO FOOD, MUSIC, AND CRAFTSMANSHIP
The best of the Philippines was celebrated during a diplomatic reception hosted by the Philippine Consulate General in Milan in honor of the 117th anniversary of Philippine independence.
MILAN PCG’S DIPLOMATIC RECEPTION ENDS ON A SWEET NOTE
Guests were treated to a sweet surprise when they were handed small packets of Philippine Brand dried mangoes coated in chocolate as they left at the end of Milan PCG’s diplomatic reception in honor of the 117th anniversary of Philippine independence at luxurious Palazzo Parigi Hotel.
Filipino among winners of Milan Expo’s Short Food Movie Contest
Alfonso Orioste Jr. of the Philippines was among the winners of the Short Food Movie Contest, a global project of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma and the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia supported by Milan Expo 2015.
MILAN PCG PROMOTES CANCER AWARENESS
In line with its advocacy of empowering women by raising awareness, the Philippine Consulate General in Milan conducted another one of its series of Cancer Awareness seminars at the Philippine Consulate Conference Hall on 28 May 2015.
117th Philippine Independence Day Celebration of Filipinos in Piemonte Region
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan participated in the celebration of the 117th Philippine Independence Day organized by the Federation of Filipino Associations in Piemonte, in collaboration with the Philippine Honorary Consulate in Turin, at Teatro San Luigi.
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE PROPOSES COOPERATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF BRESCIA
Consul General Marichu Mauro participated in the seminar on International cooperation for sustainable development: the contribution of the University of Brescia to the World Expo in Milan.
Milan PCG participates in Flores de Mayo Celebration in Milan
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan joins the Filipino Catholic Community of Milan on its celebration of the Santacruzan/Flores de Mayo in Milan.
CARDINAL LUIS ANTONIO TAGLE CELEBRATED THE PENTECOST SUNDAY IN MODENA, ITALY
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, in his homily for the celebration of the Pentecost Sunday at the Parrocchia Sant’ Agostino e San Barnaba in Modena, Italy.
UP CONCERT CHORUS PERFORMS IN NORTHERN ITALY
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan witnessed the captivating performances of the University of the Philippines Concert Chorus (UPCC) in Parocchia di San Pietro Apostolo, Cassano d’Adda.
MILAN PCG CONDUCTS MOBILE CONSULAR SERVICES IN MODENA AND PARMA
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan conducted mobile consular missions in Modena and Parma on 30 and 31 May 2015, respectively.
117th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence
117th Independence Day message of His Excellency, President Benigno S. Aquino, III.
Filipinos in Milan and Northern Italy briefed on Philippine social security benefits
Officials from the Social Security System of the Philippines (SSS) conducted a briefing in Milan for the Filipino community on the benefits of SSS membership
PHILIPPINE PAVILION OFFICIALLY OPENS IN THE VENICE ART BIENNALE NEW!
Art and politics merge as the Philippine Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia officially opened today at the Palazzo Mora in the northern Italian city of Venice.
Milan PCG participates in the Opening of EXPO Milan 2015
Italian Prime Minister and President of the European Council of Ministers, Matteo Renzi, formally opened on 1 May 2015 the Universal Exposition Milan 2015 in a glitzy ceremony and splendid setting of Milan Expo Grounds.
DESIGN PHILIPPINES DRAWS INTERNATIONAL BUYERS AT THE SALONE INTERNAZIONALE DEL MOBILE 2015
Once again the best of Philippine furniture design and craftsmanship was showcased in the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, which ran from 14-19 April 2015 at the Rho Fiera Milano in Milan, Italy.