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Junever M. Mahilum-West, Consul General

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Latest News & Announcements

REVISED SCHEDULE OF SERVICE FEES AT THE PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL

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The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto would like to inform the general public that, effective 01 February 2015, the revised schedule of consular fees will be implemented.

For further information, please see the press release and the revised schedule of consular fees on the link below:

Revised Schedule of Service Fees

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PH IMPROVES TO 76TH IN ECONOMIC FREEDOM RANKINGS

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The Philippines registered one of the 10 best score improvements in the 2015 index of economic freedom, making its economy the 76th freest in the world. The country’s score increased by 2.1 points since last year with notable improvements in financial freedom, freedom from corruption and labor freedom outweighing declines in business freedom and the management of public spending, according to a report by the Heritage Foundation in partnership with The Wall Street Journal.

(Source: DFA Newscaps and PISU News Round Up, 28 January 2015)

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PH Improves to 76th in Economic Freedom Rankings

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ANNOUNCEMENT

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THE PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL
WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS:

MONDAY, 16 February 2015 – Canada’s Family Day

THURSDAY, 19 February 2015 – Chinese New Year (Philippine Holiday)

Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 and Friday, 20 February 2015 respectively.

FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CALL TEL. NO. 416-346-3268 AND LEAVE YOUR MESSAGE TO ENABLE THE CONSULATE TO RETURN YOUR CALL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

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IT'S MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES

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The Philippine Consulate General is pleased to share the following links from the Department of Tourism (DOT) with video presentations showcasing the beauty of the Philippines and its people:

IT’S MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINEShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-Ws0sYJ7hc”

VISIT THE PHILIPPINES 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhFKsWZQlZM”

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PH SPARED FROM ASIA’S ‘3D CHALLENGE’

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The Philippines is one of the three economies in Asia that is not confronted with the triple headwinds of weak demographics, high debt levels and deflationary pressures, according to Morgan Stanley.

Its January 20 report—“The 3D Challenge”—said that the macroeconomic environment in Asia, excluding Japan, has been “challenging over the past few years.”

In contrast, the report said that the Philippines is insulated from these challenges, having debt-to-GDP ratios well below 200 percent. The Philippines’ balance sheet, in particular, “has remained healthy as evident by continued decline in overall leverage.”

“Coupled with the favorable demographic trend, we believe the Philippines is well-positioned to deliver strong, productive GDP growth rates,” Morgan Stanley said. “The key… will be for policy makers to accelerate the pace of investment spending so it can create a virtuous cycle of higher investment-job creation-higher growth-higher income and saving.”

(Source: DFA Newscaps and PISU News Round Up, 21 January 2015)

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PH Spared from Asia’s ’3D Challenge

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IMF RAISES PH GROWTH FORECAST

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised yesterday its economic growth projections for the Philippines for this year and the next while cutting the global outlook, saying that the country will get a boost from higher public spending and lower oil prices. “The growth forecasts for 2015 and 2016 have been raised to 6.6 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively, reflecting the boost from lower global oil prices and anticipated pick up in government spending from the low base in 2014,” IMF resident representative Shanaka Jayanath Peiris said in an e-mail.

(Sources: DFA Newscaps and PISU News Round Up, January 21, 2015)

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IMF Sees PH Rebound This Year

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PH 82ND IN FORBES’ BEST NATIONS FOR DOING BUSINESS

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The Philippines moved up eight places to rank 82nd out of 146 countries in Forbes’ Best Countries for Business List for 2014, up from 90th in the previous year. The Philippines moved up in the list amid improvements in eight out of 11 indicators. The biggest gains were seen in terms of market performance as the country’s ranking rose by 50 places to reach the 13th spot in 2014 from 63rd in the previous year.

(Source: DFA News RoundUp, 6 Jan 2015/Philippine Star 6 Jan 2015)

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Best Nations For Doing Business

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