PHL Consulate General in Chicago presents New Official Website

The official website of the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago will migrate to the Philippine Government Webhosting Service (GWHS).
Effective July 11, the Consulate will stop using and its new official web address or Uniform Resource Locator (URL) shall be

The new website will bear the Department of Foreign Affairs' (DFA) standard web design and features. It will be fully operational once migration is completed with all the relevant information and downloadable forms found in its current website.

The public is likewise reminded that they can reach the Consulate during office hours (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) through the following contact details:
Tel. No. (312) 583-0621
- Documentation: ext. 12
- Dual Citizenship: ext. 11
- Passport: ext. 16 and 21
- Visa and Cultural Section: ext. 13
Fax No. (312) 583-0647

They can also send letters or emails and follow the latest programs, activities and projects, as well as news releases and advisories, of the Consulate at: 122 S. Michigan Ave. #1600 Chicago, IL 60603; Email:; Facebook: Website: (starting July 11)
Under Administrative Order No. 39 issued by the Office of the President, all government offices, as well as inter-agency collaborations, programs and projects are directed to migrate their websites to GWHS within a year from 12 July 2013. In response, Jimenez expressed appreciation for the "overwhelming" messages and support for the Filipino people from its partners in the international travel community.

"Workshop of Wonders" for kids ages 3-15, July 29-Aug. 1st at Elston Ave. UMC


An invitation to imagine and build with God is extended to children ages 3 to 15 during the Daily Vacation Bible School, July 29 to August 1st, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elston Avenue United Methodist Church, 5850 Elston Avenue, Chicago.


The program with a theme, "Workshop of Wonders" is offered to everyone and parents may call Rev. Hannah Kardon at 773-775-3399 or email: Food is provided at no cost.


Meanwhile, "Bride of Christ" congregation has moved to Elston Avenue UMC recently and its worship services are on Saturdays at 10 a.m. For details, call Rev. Bert Villaluz at 847-650-3615 or email



OKOR 5th USA Regional Conference, Aug. 29-Sept. 1


"Rizal Is Alive In Us" will be the theme of the 5th biennial conference of the Order of the Knights of Rizal hosted by the fraternity's Ohio Chapter on Aug. 29 to Sept. 1st at the Double Tree Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio.

The symposium's theme for this year is "Rizal Is Alive In Us; We Shine Like A Prism Through K.O.R. Leadership" which speaks of the importance and relevance of Rizal's ideals through leadership, both then and now.

Jerry C. Singson, the OKOR Supreme Commander, leads a battery of selected speakers which also includes Tom Rodriguez, OKOR U.S.Regional Commander, Brunswick, Ohio Mayor Ron Falconi. Dr. Joy Kouns-Lewis, PH.D., and Dr. Nelin Retizos.

Officers and members of the host chapter are also sponsoring a tour of the tourist attractions in the area and a dinner-dance night.

For additional information and updates associated with the assembly, please access the Cleveland - 5th USA Regional Assembly Website at the following address: (Order of the Knights of Rizal, Cleveland OH)



JDC Rainbow Foundation Dinner Dance, Aug. 2

The JDC Rainbow Foundation invites the Filipino American community to its 1st Anniversary Dinner Dance on August 2nd (Saturday). It will be held at Itasca Country Club, 400 East Orchard, Itasca, IL, 60145.

JDC is a non profit organized by a group of compassionate individuals who seek to assist children, the disabled and the less fortunate in Philippine communities.

Last year's proceeds were donated to the following: 1) Childrens Joy Foundation, Inc. (CJFI) - $3,500 in manager's check and kind, 2) GMA Kapuso Foundation (Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan - $1,000 in manager's check, 3) Gawad Kalinga (Typhoon Haiyan) - $1,000 and 4) Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) - $300 plus personal cash donations and two hours volunteer work. We also held a Benefit Dance for Schoolchildren last Apri 4th at Lone Tree Manor and was able to raise a net amount of $2,064.88, of which $1,500 was sent to CJFI in time for the opening of classes and school needs of the children.

This year's proceeds will be donated to the following: CJFI, GMA Kapuso Foundation, FMSC and Operation Smile. Please come, have dinner, dance, enjoy and at the same time feel good for sharing your time, effort and hard-earned money to support a worthy charitable cause. Just a little help in our own way would make a big difference in other people's lives!

The attire is formal. There will be a donation of $50 per person.
For more information, please contact Jane Cannon at (cell) 224-595-8222. Email her at


Dancing with LIONS, Aug. 23


The Chicago Filipino American Lions Club sponsors "Dancing with LIONS & The Leader Dog on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 6:30 pm to midnight at the White Eagle Banquet hall, 6845 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles, IL. Donation is $ 50 at the door. Attire is semi-formal. Net proceed benefits LIONS' charities. For details call Ben Zoleta 815-546-5771, Vicky Fertig 773-983-714, Jane Cannon 224-595-8222 and Gaudi Hope 773-682-1863.


FACC 40th Anniversary Inaugural Ball, Sept. 6


The Filipino American Council of Chicago (FACC) marks its 40th year anniversary with a inaugural ball on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 6:30 pm to 1:00 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza, 5440 River Road, Rosemont, Illinois.


The installation of the newly elected officers led by its president Dr. Rufino Crisostomo, vice president Thelma Bascos and the federation's board of directors and trustees will highlight the day's event.

Donation is $60 per person, net proceed goes to the renovation of the Jose Rizal Cultural Center, 1332 W. Irving Park, Chicago. Attire is formal or Filipiniana.


For more information or for reservation, call Carmen Estacio 773-661-2021, Dr. Crisostomo 312-402-4191, Thelma Bascos 312-208-3122 or Malou Tabo at 773-816-8439. FACC is a non-profit 501-C-3 organization.




















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