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
PHILIPPINE PARTICIPATION IN THE 56TH VENICE BIENNALE NEW!
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in partnership with the Office of Senator Loren Legarda...
DFA CELEBRATES 47TH ASEAN DAY NEW!
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario will lead the celebration of the 47th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in a commemorative Reception on August 15.
MILAN PCG REGISTERS IDENTICAL TWIN SISTERS AS FIRST TIME VOTERS NEW!
Milan PCG registered today as first time voters identical twins Cindy Claire and Wendy Graile Galaus who were accompanied by their mother, Gloria Galaus.
MILAN PCG WORKS TOWARDS BUILDING A BETTER TEAM NEW!
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan conducted its teambuilding activity on 2 August 2014 in Varese.
MILAN PCG LAUNCHES FILIPINO FILM FESTIVAL NEW!
For this summer season, the Philippine Consulate General in Milan, in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, organized a Filipino Film Festival for the Filipino Community in Milan.
PH CONSUL GENERAL IN MILAN CONDUCTS OPEN FORUM WITH FILIPINO LEADERS IN GENOA NEW!
Philippine Consul General Marichu Mauro met with the Filipino association leaders in Genoa (or Genova in Italian).
MILAN PCG REGISTERS 184 NEW VOTERS IN BACK-TO-BACK MOBILES IN TREVISO AND VENICE NEW!
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan conducted two consecutive consular mobile services in the Veneto region: Treviso on 19 July 2014 and Venice on 20 July 2014.
International Chess Tournament in Bergamo NEW!
The Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) Golden Classic 2014 is being held in the Auditorium di Piazza della Libertà in Bergamo, Italy on 12 – 20 July 2014.
MILAN PCG CONDUCTS CONSULAR MISSION IN VENICE NEW!
Consul General Marichu Mauro headed the consular team that travelled to Venice, Italy on 20 July 2014, to provide consular services at the Campo della Fava church.
MILAN PCG CONDUCTS CONSULAR OUTREACH MISSION IN TREVISO NEW!
The Philippine Consulate General Milan successfully conducted a consular outreach mission in Treviso, Italy on 19 July 2014.
MILAN PCG CONDUCTS SECOND MOBILE CONSULAR SERVICE IN BOLOGNA FOR 2014 NEW!
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan conducted a successful mobile consular outreach in Bologna on 5 July 2014 at the Centro Interculturale Zonarelli.
PCG MILAN ESTABLISHES WORKING PARTNERSHIP WITH ITALIAN AUTHORITIES TO PROMOTE WELFARE OF FILIPINOS NEW!
Philippine Consulate General officials met with Deputy Prefect Giuseppe Priolo, Bureau Chief of the Office of the State Representative Donatella Cera, and Executive Officer Cecilia Nardelli.
PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL MEETS LOMBARDY'S PRISON ADMINISTRATOR TO ENSURE PROTECTION OF FILIPINO DETAINEES
Consul General Marichu Mauro paid a courtesy call on Mr. Aldo Fabozzi, Prison Administrator for the Lombardy region on 1 July 2014.
MILAN PCG JOINS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION IN RIMINI
Consul General Marichu Mauro, together with Vice Consul Helen Anne Sayo and Consulate staff, travelled to Rimini to join in the celebration of the Philippine Independence Day.
MILAN PCG STRENGTHENS COOPERATION WITH THE CITY OF MODENA
Consul General Marichu Mauro visited the city of Modena and met the newly-elected Mayor of Modena, Mr. Gian Carlo Muzzarelli who took office just a few weeks ago.
MILAN PCG EMPHASIZES IMPORTANCE OF YOUTH LEADERSHIP
Philippine Consul General Marichu Mauro attended the closing ceremonies of the Youth Leadership Seminar today in Turin.
MILAN PCG REACHES 1,000TH REGISTRANT FOR OVERSEAS VOTING
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan reached its 1,000th registrant today since it started overseas voting registration on 6 May 2014.
MILAN PCG STRENGTHENS DIALOGUE WITH FILIPINO LEADERS IN TURIN
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan conducted today a dialogue with Filipino community leaders in the business center of Turin, capital of the Piedmont region.
Milan PCG attends the 116th Independence day celebration in Bologna
The Philippine Consulate General attended the Independence day celebration in Bologna organized by the Federation of Filipino Associations in Bologna (FEDFAB).
UP Madrigal Singers brings down the house at the XXIII International Choir Festival in Milan NEW!
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan attended the XXIII Festival Corale Internazionale "La Fabbrica del Canto" 2014.
PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL MEETS THE PREFECT OF MILAN
Philippine Consul General Marichu Mauro paid a courtesy call on the Prefect of Milan, Francesco Paolo Tronca, on 18 June 2014.
Architecture Biennale 2014 in Venice
he exhibition “Time Space Existence” opened on 7 June 2014 at Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora in Venice.
116TH INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION IN MILAN
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan, joined the Philippines in commemorating the 116th Anniversary of the Proclamation of its Independence with an event held on 08 June 2014 at Piazza Frattini, Milan.
PCG MILAN STRENGTHENS COOPERATION WITH FILIPINO LEADERS IN MODENA AND PARMA
Consul General Marichu Mauro met with the Filipino association leaders from Modena and Parma and the Filipino chaplain, Father Graziano Gavioli, on 30 May 2014.
PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL MEETS MILAN’S NEW PASTORAL HEAD FOR FOREIGN MIGRANTS
On 27 May 2014, Philippine Consul General Marichu Mauro visited the Archdiocese of Milan to meet the new Director of the Pastoral Council for Migrants, Father Alberto Vitali.
TFC CORRESPONDENT REGISTERS AT MILAN PCG FOR OVERSEAS VOTING
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan, as part of its information dissemination campaign on the overseas voting registration, is cooperating with local Filipino newspapers that circulate in Italy.
PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL MEETS MILAN’S HEAD OF POLICE
Consul General Marichu Mauro paid a courtesy call on Mr. Luigi Savina, Milan’s Head of Police, on 26 May 2014.
PROMOTING VIGAN AS ONE OF THE NEW SEVEN WONDER CITIES OF THE WORLD
The heritage city of Vigan has been shortlisted and is the lone candidate from the Philippines vying for the spot in the New Seven Wonder Cities of the World List.
Santacruzan/Flores de Mayo Celebration in Milan
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan joins the Filipino Catholic Community of Milan (FCCM) on its 6th celebration of the Santacruzan/Flores de Mayo in Milan.
MILAN PCG CONDUCTS CONSULTATION MEETING WITH FILIPINO LEADERS IN VENICE
Philippine Consul General Marichu Mauro met with Father Luigi Ramazzotti, Chaplain of the Filipino Community in Venice, on 21 May 2014.
FILIPINO COMMUNITY JOINS "TUTTAUNALTRA FESTA" AT PIME MISSIONARY HOUSE
The Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) Center in Milan held a trade fair from 16-18 May 2014 called "Tuttaunaltrafesta Family" (A Very Special Family Event) in the courtyard of its missionary house which was participated in by different migrant communities who put up booths selling products and native crafts from all over the world.
Milan PCG registers 90-year old great grandmother for overseas voting
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan held the overseas registration of voters in tandem with its mobile consular outreach in Turin on 18 May 2014.
Milan PCG conducts Mobile Consular Outreach in Turin
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan held today its mobile consular outreach in Turin.
PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL MEETS MILAN’S HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Philippine Consul General Marichu Mauro met with Director Raffaela Scalisi of the Comune di Milano on 15 May 2014
Milan PCG starts Overseas Voting Registration
The Philippine Consulate General in Milan commenced today the registration of overseas voters for the 2016 national elections.
MILAN PCG inaugurates Filipino community federation in Emilia Romagna region in Italy
For the first time since the establishment of the Philippine Consulate in Milan, Italy, consulate officials visited the Italian coastal city of Rimini
Nais po namin ipabatid sa lahat na simula po sa ika-19 ng Mayo 2014, ang PCG Milan ay magpapatupad ng bagong schedule para sa processing at releasing ng mga dokumento.
Milan PCG Conducts Consular Outreach and meets Community Leaders in Emilia Romagna
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
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
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
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.