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Welcome to the website of the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto, a portal for the latest news and announcements in the service of all kababayans in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Please monitor our website for the latest news and announcements for the whole community. Enjoy browsing and Mabuhay!

Junever M. Mahilum-West, Consul General

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Latest News & Announcements

PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT'S CAMPAIGN AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto is pleased to inform the general public that the Department of Justice has issued a press release in relation to the Philippine government’s campaign against human trafficking, citing the Philippines for garnering the highest rank among countries “making comparatively strong efforts with limited resources” according to the 2014 edition of the Global Slavery Index.

To view the press release, please click the link below:

Press Release

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PHILIPPINES CLIMBS 13 NOTCHES IN "DOING BUSINESS" REPORT BY THE WORLD BANK

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29 October 2014 – The National Competitiveness Council is pleased to report that the Philippines has climbed 13 notches from No. 108 to No. 95 of 189 economies in the 2015 World Bank – International Finance Corporation “Doing Business Report”. The country has gained 53 spots in the report since 2011, the largest gain in the region.

Read the full report at : http:// www.competitive.org.ph/stories/1013 /”

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CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FAMILY FARMING (IYFF) IN THE PHILIPPINES - 27 NOVEMBER 2014

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The Philippines is hosting the Closing Ceremony of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) to be held on 27 November 2014 at the New Grand Mayuree Ballroom of Dusit Thai Hotel, Makati City.

The 2014 IYFF aims to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farming by focusing world attention on its significant role in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas.

For more information, interested participants may access the IYFF website at : http:// www.iyff.da.gov.ph/”

Register online through http://www.fao.org/family-farming-2014/en/”

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YOLANDA REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY BRIEFER

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The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto is pleased to inform that the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR) has launched its official website and eMPATHY (Electronic Management Platform: Accountability and Transparency Hub for Yolanda) that features the progress made in the Philippine government’s Yolanda rehabilitation and recovery efforts including pipeline, ongoing, and completed projects.

For more information, please access the website: http:// www.oparr.gov.ph/”

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IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TERMINAL FEE INTEGRATION PROGRAM

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Instead of 01 October 2014, DOTC will be implementing on 01 November 2014 the International Passenger Service Charge (IPSC) Integration Program, i.e. the IPSC, commonly known as the airport terminal fee, shall be incorporated into the cost of airline tickets at point of sale.

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ADVISORY ON PASSPORT RENEWAL

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THE CONSULATE GENERAL IS CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING DELAYS IN THE DELIVERY OF E-PASSPORTS FROM THE PHILIPPINES DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE AND WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST YOUR CONTINUED PATIENCE.

THANK YOU.

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HEALTH ADVISORY ON EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE (EVD)

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The Philippine Consulate General is pleased to post a health advisory in Filipino issued by the Department of Health on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Ebola Virus Disease

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