Message from the Consul General
It is such happy circumstance that I assume my post as new Consul General here in the Philippine Consulate in Milan right at the start of Spring, the season of new beginnings! Fresh buds bloom and animals awaken and the earth seems to come to life again. Farmers and gardeners plant their seeds, and temperatures slowly rise. Spring is seen as a time of growth and renewal, and it is a term generally used as a metaphor for the start of better times and better times it shall be!
Promoting and protecting the welfare of the Filipino Community here in Milan and the surrounding cities remains our top priority. I also wish to bring all of us Filipinos closer together. And most importantly, I wish to forge a stronger partnership between the Consulate and the Community.
As the new Consul General it is also my goal to promote Philippine interests here in Milan. As the center of commerce and industry here in Italy and the whole of Europe, we should not take for granted the many opportunities this great Italian city can offer. I intend to take the Consulate to a new direction that will actively advance not only the interests of our government and people but elevate our relations with the city of Milan and Northern Italy.
New ideas will be planted especially with regards to how we could improve in delivering our services to our kababayans. New bonds will be forged. Welcome to the Spring of the Philippine Consulate in Milan!
Mabuhay tayong lahat!
CONSUL GENERAL MARICHU MAURO
News and Press Releases
Milan PCG Conducts Consular Outreach and meets Community Leaders in Emilia Romagna NEW!
The Philippine Consulate in Milan, led by the new Consul General Marichu Mauro, held successive one-day mobile consular services in Rimini and Bologna
Philippine Consulate General in Milan Conducts an Open Forum on Problems of Filipino Migrants in Milan with Filcom Leaders NEW!
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan, led by Consul General Marichu Mauro and with special guest, Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Jesus I. Yabes conducted an open forum with Filipino community leaders on the problems of Filipinos in Italy.
Milan PCG hosts debriefing of PH participants to International Furniture Fair NEW!
MILAN, ITALY, 10 April 2014 – The Philippine Consulate General in Milan led by newly appointed Consul General Marichu Mauro, hosted a dinner reception for the Philippine participants at the SaloneInternazionale del Mobile
Design Philippines participates in World’s Largest Furniture Fair in Milan NEW!
The best of Philippine furniture design is on showcase in the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the world’s largest furniture trade fair which opened today, 8 April 2014 at the Fiera Milano in Milan, Italy.
CARDINAL TAGLE OVERWHELMED BY HUGE WARM WELCOME IN MILAN NEW!
Filipinos in Milan and Northern Italy woke up to a bright sunny day on Sunday, 23 February 2014, after several days of clouds and rains.
28th Anniversary of People Power observed in Milan NEW!
The Philippine Consulate in Milan led a simple commemoration of the 28th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution on 25 February 2014 at the office premises.
Introducing Filipino Cooking in Milan NEW!
The Philippine Consulate in Milan held a Philippine food demonstration at the Consulate official residence on Thursday, 20 February 2014.
Extensions of Validity of Passports No Longer Allowed Beyond October 2015
Per the regulations of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), all non-machine readable passports may no longer be extended beyond October 31, 2015 and must be completely phased out by November 24, 2015.
Philippines participates in HOMI, Milan's International Home Show
Three Philippine companies participated in HOMI, the international home show for buyers at the Fiera Milano which was held from 19 – 22 January 2014.
Filipinos celebrate Feast of Sto. Niño in Milan
Various celebrations by Filipinos marked the feast of Sto. Niño in Milan.
Illegal Solicitation for Victims of typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan
The Filipino Communities in Milan and Northern Italy are advised to be wary of scammers who might take advantage of soliciting funds for the victims of typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan.
Philippines participates in L’Artigiano Crafts Fair in Milan
The annual L’Artigiano Crafts Fair was held in Milan from 1 to 8 December 2013 at the huge Fiera Milano exhibition halls.
Philippine Consulate in Milan hosts Dinner Meeting for the Asian Consular Group
The Asian Consular Group (ACG) of Milan yearend Dinner Meeting was held on 5 December 2013 at the residence of Consul General Lourdes S. Tabamo.
Milan PCG welcomes Philippine Navy Contingent
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan reported to the DFA that a group of Philippine Navy Officials, led by Rear Admiral Jaime S. Bernardino, Vice Commander of the Philippine Navy, paid a courtesy call on Consul General Lourdes S. Tabamo on 3 December 2013.
FILIPINO FAITHFUL IN MILAN SHOWS SOLIDARITY FOR TYPHOON YOLANDA VICTIMS
On 16 November 2013, the Filipino Catholic community in Milan gathered at the San Lorenzo Maggiore Church and offered solemn prayers.
STATEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM ON THE AFTERMATH OF SUPER TYPHOON YOLANDA (INTERNATIONAL CODE NAME : HAIYAN)
The Department of Tourism (DOT) is one with the whole nation in expressing its deepest sympathies to the families and victims of the Super Typhoon Yolanda
Donations for victims of Typhoon "Haiyan" Yolanda
Let us help our kababayans affected by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) by sending donations
Agribusiness Forum in Milan and Modena
The Agribusiness Investment and Reintegration Forum was successfully held in Milan and Modena on 26 and 27 October 2013.
FIL-AM DESIGNER EYES MILAN AS MARKET FOR FILIPINO ECO-FABRICS
US-based Filipino-American fashion designer and textile technologist, Anthony Cruz Legarda was recently in Milan for the first time for a look-see visit as part of his plans to venture into the Milan fashion trade.
CONGRATULATIONS to Milan winners of Pag-IBIG 2nd Preliminary Raffle Draw
OFW Member Dagdag Ipon Raffle Promo