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Philippine Honorary Consulate in South Australia reopens

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Carmen Garcia appointed as new Philippine Honorary Consul to South Australia

The Philippine Consulate in Adelaide reopened on 19 April 2022 after it temporarily closed when the tenure of former Honorary Consul Daryl Johnson ended.

On 29 March 2022, Ma. Hellen B. De La Vega, Philippine Ambassador to Australia, administered the oath of office to Ms. Carmen A. Garcia as the new Philippine Honorary Consul to South Australia.

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This officially re-opens the Philippine Consulate in Adelaide, under the consular jurisdiction of the Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne, to serve more than 15,000 Filipinos in South Australia.

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Consul General Maria Lourdes M. Salcedo and Deputy Consul General Anthony Mandap of the Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne witness the oath taking via video link

The Honorary Consul is responsible for promoting and protecting the interests of the Philippines in South Australia. It is also her duty to protect the rights and promote the welfare of Filipino citizens in her consular jurisdiction.

About the new honorary consul

Carmen Garcia
Carmen Garcia

Carmen Garcia is the Chief Executive Officer and the Founder of Community Corporate — an award-winning social enterprise that won National Enterprise of the Year at the 2021 Australian Small Business Champions Awards. She currently sits as a member of the Australian Multicultural Council 2022-2025. She is also the first-ever Filipino-Australian to become a member of South Australian Ethnic Affairs Commission.

Garcia also serves as the National President of the Filipino Communities Council of Australia (FILCCA). She is the youngest and first Australian-born Filipina to head FILCCA. She was awarded the Governor’s Multicultural Award for Individual Outstanding Achievement in 2019. Garcia is one of the Filipino community leaders in Australia who’s making steps in order to ensure the welfare of the Filipino community. She is currently completing a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Business. 

Contact details

The Philippine Consulate in South Australia is located on Level 3, 24 Pitt Street, Adelaide SA 5000. Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 10:00AM to 3:00PM, by appointment. Contact: 0421 416 637, consul@philhonconsulsa.com.au.


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