Press & Notices

Announcements

CONSULAR OUTREACH IN WINNIPEG, MANITOBA ON 18 TO 20 MARCH 2017

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto wishes to inform the public that a Consular Outreach Team will travel to WINNIPEG, MANITOBA to render consular services for the Filipino community on 18 to 20 March 2017 with the following schedule:

18 March 2017, Saturday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
19 March 2017, Sunday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
20 March 2017, Monday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Venue: King Edward Room, Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport – Polo Park, 1740 Ellice Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba

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OVERSEAS VOTING REGISTRATION

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REGISTRATION OF FILIPINO CITIZENS FOR PHILIPPINE NATIONAL ELECTIONS

For purposes of the 13 May 2019 Philippine mid-term national elections, all Filipino citizens who are at least eighteen (18) years of age on 13 May 2019 are encouraged to register at the nearest embassy/consulate or other registration centers authorized by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to be able to vote overseas for Senators and Party-List Representatives.

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Available Voter's IDs

We are pleased to announce that the voter IDs of registered voters who filed their applications for registration from 2009 – 2015 are now available for pick up at the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto.

You may claim your voter’s ID either personally or through your authorized representative.

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LONG HOURS ADVISORY

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto is pleased to inform the public that effective January of 2017, the Consulate will observe long hours every second Friday instead of every third of the month. It will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the said days, an hour longer than previously observed.

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DEMONETIZATION OF OLD BANKNOTES

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas wishes to remind the public regarding the demonetization of old banknotes belonging to the New Design Series (NDS), as part of BSP’s objective to preserve the integrity of the Philippine currency.

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NOTICE OF REGISTRATION AND ELECTION FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL ELECTIONS

TO ALL FILIPINO CITIZENS:

Notice is hereby given that under Republic Act No. 9189 as amended by Republic Act. No. 10590, all citizens of the Philippines abroad, who are not otherwise disqualified by law, at least eighteen (18) years of age on May 13, 2019, and who are registered overseas voters, may vote for Senators and Party-List Representatives.

All qualified Filipino citizens who are not registered overseas voters may file their applications at the nearest Embassy/Consulate or other registration centers authorized by the Commission on Elections.

To register, all applicants must personally appear at any Philippine Embassy, Consulate, Manila Economic Cultural Offices in Taiwan or authorized field registration centers for biometrics capturing and bring the following requirements: 1) Photocopy of valid passport or if dual citizen, 2) Copy of Oath of Allegiance or Proof of Philippine citizenship from the Bureau of Immigration; or for seamen, 3) Copy of Seaman’s Book.

Filing of applications for registration shall be from December 1, 2016 to October 31, 2018.

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2016 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

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The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto joins the worldwide celebration of the 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities. As a fitting tribute to all persons with disabilities worldwide, the United Nations declared December 3 as International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 1992 to be commemorated annually wherein governments, UN Agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector are encouraged to partner with organizations of persons with disabilities to arrange events and activities.

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WINTER ESCAPADE 4, 6-14 FEBRUARY 2017

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PHILIPPINE AND CANADIAN HOLIDAYS OBSERVED BY TORONTO PCG FOR 2017

  1. 2 January 2017, Monday – Special Non-Working Holiday (PH)
  2. 20 February 2017, Monday – Family Day (CA)
  3. 13 April 2017, Thursday, Maundy Thursday (PH)
  4. 14 April 2017, Friday, Good Friday
  5. 17 April 2017, Monday, Easter Monday (CA)
  6. 1 May 2017, Monday, Labor Day (PH)
  7. 22 May 2017, Monday, Victoria Day (CA)
  8. 12 June 2017, Monday, Independence Day (PH)
  9. 26 June 2017*, Monday, Eid-al-Fitr (PH)
  10. 3 July 2017, Monday, Canada Day (CA)
  11. 7 August 2017, Monday, Civic Day (CA)
  12. 21 August 2017, Monday, Ninoy Aquino Day (PH)
  13. 28 August 2017, Monday, National Heroes Day (PH)
  14. 1 September 2017*, Friday, Eid-al-Adha (PH)
  15. 4 September 2017, Monday, Labor Day (CA)
  16. 9 October 2017, Monday, Thanksgiving Day (CA)
  17. 1 November 2017, Wednesday, All Saints Day (PH)
  18. 30 November 2017, Thursday, Bonifacio Day (PH)
  19. 25 December 2017, Monday, Christmas Day (PH)
  20. 26 December 2017, Tuesday, Boxing Day (CA)

*approximate dates: actual dated for Eid-al-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha to be determined.

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