PH Consulate General, Air Asia Tackle Potential Joint Programs
Consul General Flerida Ann Camille P. Mayo (leftmost) welcomes officials from Air Asia-China, led by Mr. Frank Tang (Tang Ting; 3rd from right), to discuss the latter’s business plans, including route development involving the Philippines and ASEAN member countries. They explored potential partnerships in tourism and economic promotion as well as Filipino community engagement. Both sides agreed to pursue mutual interests in Southwest China.
PH Debuts at the Western China International Fair for Investment and Trade
25 July 2022, Chongqing – The Philippines made its first appearance at the 4th Western China International Fair for Investment and Trade (WCIFIT), held on 21-24 July 2022 at the Yuelai Convention Center in Chongqing, China.
With the assistance of the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Shanghai, the Philippine Consulate General in Chongqing mounted a national display at the WCIFIT’s International Pavilion consisting of assorted food and wellness products of reputable Philippine brands, either imported by or manufactured in China, namely Century International China, Team Asia Corporation, Excellent Quality, Oishi and Bebebalm.
“Chongqing consumers and wholesale buyers warmly received our products,” Philippine Consul General Flerida Ann Camille P. Mayo reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs. “Product sampling on site translated to a better-than-expected number of QR code scans alongside serious inquiries from potential buyers,” she added.
The Consulate General also advertised Philippine investment opportunities and promoted Philippine tourism while broadening Philippine brand awareness in Southwest China at the four-day trade fair.
At a pooled press interview following the WCIFIT opening ceremony, Consul General Mayo appreciated the value of the WCIFIT in stimulating Philippines-China commercial relations in the new normal and strengthening bilateral trade flows. “We are fortunate to be in a place where the wheels of trade could be oiled again by high profile events like the WCIFIT. We look forward to availing ourselves of more opportunities to add to the range of goods and areas that our countries trade and invest in,” she said.
The municipality of Chongqing is said to be home to the largest resident population in China numbering over 32 million people. It is being built up as a leading international consumption center and ranks third overall in the 2022 Forbes China Consumption Vitality List, after Beijing and Shanghai.
The WCIFIT is an annual trade and investment fair in Chongqing. The event is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Water Resources, State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and the Chongqing Municipal People’s Government. This year, a total of 1,212 companies from 26 countries and regions participated in WCIFIT. END
Statement of Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique A. Manalo on the 6th Anniversary award of the South China Sea Arbitration
Chinese attraction to Philippine sun and sea rekindled at Chongqing’s 3-Day Tourism Fair
04 July 2022, Chongqing – The Philippines took part in the three-day 2022 Chongqing International Urban Cultural and Tourism Consumption Festival held at the Jiefangbei Pedestrian Street, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, from 01 to 03 July 2022.
In its large-format photo booth, the Philippine Consulate General transported visitors to Boracay and Palawan for a make-believe vacation, courtesy of the Philippine Department of Tourism in Shanghai. Visitors to the booth were treated to samples of coconut water and Pong Pong Banana Chips, both made in the Philippines. The Consulate team took the occasion to present the Philippines’ top destinations as well as the latest travel and visa information to the Chinese visitors, in anticipation of the eventual easing of travel restrictions by the Chinese government.
“The Jiefangbei Pedestrian Street is a prime location for any promotion that targets not only Chongqing but also other provincial markets. We are hopeful that the response to the Philippines’ display at this Tourism Consumption Festival will translate to actual travel to our islands as soon as travel conditions permit,” said Philippine Consul General Flerida A.C.P. Mayo at the close of the Festival. END
NEWS / PRESS RELEASES
Thursday, 04 August 2022
- Monday, 25 July 2022 PH Debuts at the Western China International Fair for Investment and Trade
- Tuesday, 12 July 2022 Statement of Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique A. Manalo on the 6th Anniversary award of the South China Sea Arbitration
- Monday, 04 July 2022 Chinese attraction to Philippine sun and sea rekindled at Chongqing’s 3-Day Tourism Fair
- Friday, 01 July 2022 Chongqing Partners Feted in 47th PH-CN Diplomatic Relations Anniversary Celebration
- Tuesday, 10 May 2022 Posting of a Copy of Election Returns
- Thursday, 05 May 2022 Temporary Suspension of Consular Transactions on 10 May 2022
- Thursday, 05 May 2022 Close of Voting Period on 9 May 2022
- Wednesday, 27 April 2022 Advisory - Updated Certified List of Overseas Voters Registered with the Philippine Consulate General in Chongqing
- Wednesday, 27 April 2022 Chongqing PCG Advisory - Request To Mail the Ballots Back to the Consulate Soon