Jessica Windish (far left), Global Studies Instructional Leaders, with Consul General Theresa Dizon-de Vega (4th from left) and the students of Tallwood Academy (Virginia). (Photo by Victor Cruz)
Consul General Theresa Dizon-de Vega with Philippine Center Events Coordinator Victor Cruz welcomed a delegation of faculty and students of Tallwood Academy in Virginia to the Philippine Center in New York on March 30, 2017.
The high school students are enrolled in the Global Studies and World Languages Academy at Tallwood and visited the Center to receive a briefing on the work undertaken by foreign Embassies and Consulates in the United States.
The group was accompanied by faculty member Jessica Windish, Global Studies Instructional Leaders.
Tallwood School has sister school arrangements with Olongapo City National High School and Olongapo Regional Science High School.
De Vega gave a briefing on the work undertaken by the Consulate and the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the common work of foreign missions in general under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
The Consulate likewise gave the students copies of its bi-annual newsletter “Kaakbay” to give them a broader sense of the various initiatives and projects of the Consulate General.
After a question-and-answer portion where students asked about gender equality challenges in the Philippine foreign service, systems for rendering assistance to overseas nationals, and priority foreign policy concerns of the Philippines, the delegation was taken on a tour of the Center premises by Cruz.
The session with the Tallwood students is part of the Consulate General’s outreach efforts to young Americans to better inform them about the Philippines and Philippines-U.S. relations.
Consul General Theresa Dizon-de Vega briefs the Tallwood Delegation. (Photo by Victor Cruz)