The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco conducted consular missions in Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado from October 12 to 15.
The two missions are the 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 the missions in both cities with FACSC and FACC.
The outreach missions to Colorado Springs and Denver Colorado are the 27th and 28th of the confirmed 33 consular outreach missions of the Consulate for the year 2012.
The conduct of the outreach missions such as these in Colorado is core to the advocacy of the Consulate 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’s jurisdiction which registered one of the highest growth rates in the number of Filipinos living in the state - 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 volunterism, 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.