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The Consulate


The Consulate

The consular mission in Chicago was established as a Consulate in 1948 with offices at 201 North Wells Street in the downtown area. After a number of years, the Consulate transferred to 6 North Michigan Avenue along Chicago's prestigious Magnificent Mile. In November 1978, the Consulate leased the entire 21st floor of the 30 N. Michigan Building. Currently, the PCG is located at 122 S. Michigan Ave. across the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Consulate General historically covered 16 Midwestern states which traditionally comprise both the industrial and agricultural heartland of America. The states are Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, lowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.

The Philippine Honorary Consulate General in Detroit, Michigan, and the Philippine Honorary Consulate in New Orleans, Louisiana, opened their doors to the Filipino public in 2008 and 2015, respectively.

Jurisdiction over Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, including the Philippine Honorary Consulate in New Orleans, has been formally transferred to the Philippine Consulate General in Houston effective 1 January 2019, following a transition period starting from Houston PCG's reopening on 24 September 2018.

Following is the list of Consuls General who have served the Consulate since its establishment:

Head of Post Inclusive Dates/Years of Service at Post
Dr. Leopoldo T. Ruiz January 1949 - 1953
Sofronio V. Abrera 1954 - May 1959
Generoso P. Provido June 1962 - April 1971
Tomas Padilla May 1971 - February 1972
Etta C. Enriquez March 1972 - April 1973
Pablo R. Suarez, Jr. May 1973 - August 1975
Rodolfo S. Sanchez July 1976 - September 1984
Eleuterio E. Espinas October 1985 - February 1989
Mario C. Belisario February 1989 - August 1990
Jaime S. Bautista August 1990 - July 1993
Diosdado T. Orocio Jr. July 1993 - August 1994
Honorio T. Cagampan December 1994 - August 1997
Emelinda Lee-Pineda August 1997 - August 2003
Blesila C. Cabrera January 2004 - April 2010
Leo Herrera-Lim April 2010 - April 2014
Generoso D.G. Calonge July 2014 - January 2018
Gina A. Jamoralin February 2018 - November 2020
J. Susana V. Paez October 2021 - Present

The Officials

J. Susana V. Paez

Consul General

Ryan Francis D. Gener

Economic and Political Section

Ryan C. Pondoc

Cultural and Public Diplomacy Section

Melvin C. Almonguera

ATN and Consular Section