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Consul General Ma. Theresa Dizon-de Vega (far right) during her meeting with U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (center) in Cherry Hill, N.J. on May 11, 2017.  (All photos by NYPCG)


The Philippine Consul General in New York Ma. Theresa Dizon-de Vega met with U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross of the 1st District of New Jersey on May 11, 2017 in Cherry Hill, N.J. as part of the Consulate’s series of calls on U.S. legislators under its jurisdiction.

De Vega discussed the developments in the Philippines, including the country’s chairmanship of the ASEAN this year and the announced participation of President Donald Trump in the East Asia Summit and the ASEAN-US Leaders’ Summit to be hosted by the Philippines in November.

The Consul General discussed with Congressman Norcross the re-launch of the Philippines-US Friendship Caucus in the U.S. Congress and invited him to join the caucus.

Congressman Norcross readily accepted the invitation and expressed his intention to join.

The PH-US Friendship Caucus serves as an informal, bipartisan group of members who are dedicated to maintaining and strengthening U.S.-Philippine cooperation and partnership on political, economic, social and security issues.

The group likewise addresses the needs and domestic concerns of the over 3 million Filipinos residing in the U.S.

Congressman Norcross said that Philippine-U.S. relations is strong and he looks forward to travelling to the region in the near future.

De Vega was joined in the meeting by Consul Arman R. Talbo and Fil-Am community leaders in southern New Jersey.


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Consul General Ma. Theresa Dizon-de Vega presents a token from the Philippines to U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (left) during their meeting.


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Fil-Am community leaders in southern New Jersey join Consul General Ma. Theresa Dizon-de Vega (5th from the right) and U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (6th from the right) during their meeting.

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