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Press Release


Filipinos thankful for conduct of consular
outreach in Wichita, Kansas

Filipino-Americans who took their oath of allegiance to the Philippines proudly pose with
Consul General J. Susana V. Paez (right) and Consul Ryan Gener (3rd from left). (Photo: Marivic Rivera)

22 March 2022 (Chicago) – The Philippine Consulate General in Chicago, in collaboration with the Filipino-American Association of Greater Wichita (FAAGW), held a consular outreach mission for passport, dual citizenship and notarial services at the Hampton Inn & Suites Wichita Airport in Wichita, Kansas on Saturday, 19 March 2022.

The outreach team, headed by Consul General J. Susana V. Paez, provided a total of 301 consular services to Filipinos and Filipino-Americans residing in Kansas and other states, including those from as far away as Pennsylvania.

The event was the first outreach mission of the Consulate for the year, and the first outreach conducted in Kansas since 2019. The other team members were Consul Ryan Gener, Ms. Leila Imperial, , Ms. Janice Kathlene Lobien, Mr. Emmanuel Jacob Milante, Mr. Ragan Maning, Mr. Joseph Alcantara, and Ms. Maria Victoria Rivera.

FAAGW’s officers and volunteers, headed by Ms. Rose Axman, supported the outreach team by providing promotional, logistical and pre-processing assistance. Filipinos, some of whom came from states outside the Consulate’s area of jurisdiction, availed of services during the outreach, particularly those who could not travel to Chicago because of the pandemic or due to work or family obligations, expressed appreciation for the Consulate team’s visit.

The Consular outreach team led by Consul General Paez (7th from right) pose with the officers and
board members of the FAAGW led by Ms. Rose Axman (7th from left). (Photo courtesy of FAAGW

Members of the Consulate outreach team (sitting on the left – Leila Imperial (front), Ragan Maning (middle) and
Joseph Alcantara (back) encoding the details of passport applicants, young and old alike. (Photo courtesy of FAAGW