Newly Renovated Century-old Philippine Chancery in Honolulu, a “Legacy We Can Be Proud Of”

Consul General Joselito A. Jimeno (front row, fifth from right) is joined in the newly-renovated Ceremonial Hall of the Philippine Consulate General’s (PCG) Chancery by the PCG’s Building Committee headed by Deputy Consul General Angelica C. Escalona (first row, firth from left) and representatives from Rider Levett Bucknall and Mason Architects, Inc. (Photo from PCG Honolulu)

A “legacy we can be proud of” and “a highlight of this year’s 75th anniversary of Philippines-United States diplomatic relations,” said Consul General Joselito A. Jimeno, as he thanked the Project Team of the Consulate Building Project on Friday, 21 May 2021 for the successful renovation of the century-old Chancery building and the construction of a Consular Annex for the services to the public.

The Philippine Consulate General has been in Hawaii since the Philippines and the United States established formal diplomatic relations 75 years ago. The first office of the Consulate General was inaugurated on 30 December 1946 in the Dento Medical Building at 36 South Kukui Street in Honolulu. The said office opened to the public on 05 January 1947.

The first Consul General was Modesto Farolan. Ambassador Joselito Jimeno is the 21st Consul General of the Philippine Consulate General in Hawaii.

In 2018, the Philippine Government authorized the renovation of the Chancery and the construction of a Consular annex, which was designed to closely harmonize with the design of the existing Chancery. It was completed in November 2020. The Chancery’s renovation was completed in March 2021.

The Rider Levett Bucknall served as Project Manager of the Consulate’s Building Project, and Mason Architects, Inc. designed the Consulate’s buildings.

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