22/10/2012: SF PCG CONDUCTS CONSULAR OUTREACH MISSIONS IN COLORADO
Philippine Consulate General
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SFPCG –17 October 2012
SF PCG CONDUCTS CONSULAR OUTREACH MISSIONS IN COLORADO
From October 12-15, 2012 the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco (SF PCG) conducted Consular Missions in Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado
The Consular Outreach Missions in Colorado Springs and Denver are the 5th and the 7th respectively, of consecutive annual consular outreach missions conducted in those cities. The Filipino American Community of Southern Colorado (FACSC) hosted the outreach mission in Colorado Springs and the Filipino American Community of Colorado (FACC) hosted the mission in Denver. The Region 5 chapter of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) co-sponsored both missions.
The outreach missions to Colorado Springs and Denver Colorado are the 27th and 28th of the confirmed 33 consular outreach missions of the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco for the year 2012.
The conduct of the outreach missions such as these in Colorado is core to the advocacy of the Consulate General to reach out to its constituents and extend consular services under its’ 10-state jurisdiction, that includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Northern California, Northern Nevada, Montana, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Colorado. Notably, applicants came not only from Colorado but also from other states such as Wyoming, New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska.
Latest US Census figures (2010) lists Colorado as one of the states under the Consulate General’s jurisdiction which registered one of the highest growth rates in the number of Filipinos - from 8,941 in 2000 to 14,448 in 2010 – an increase of 62%.
“The support and cooperation of the Filipino American communities and organizations is vital to the realization and success of our consular outreach missions . I extend once more our deep appreciation to our community members and organizations such as FACSC, the FACC, NaFFAA Region 5 in Colorado, for their spirit of volunteerism, their dedication to assist the community, as well as their efforts to further their valued partnership with the Consulate General” remarked Consul General Marciano A. Paynor, Jr. END