|Opened 10 May 1973|
|Location New York, New York 10036, United States|
Ambassador Maria Theresa B. Dizon-de Vega
Website http://philippinecenterny.com http://www.newyorkpcg.org
Address 556 5th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
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The Philippine Center is a building that primarily houses the offices of the Philippine Consulate General in New York City. It is located at 556 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, three blocks south of Rockefeller Plaza and north of the New York Public Library Main Branch in Bryant Park. In addition to housing the offices of the Consulate General, the Philippine Center also houses the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations as well as the New York offices of both the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Tourism.
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- Philippine Government offices
- Art Collection
Since its early days, the Philippine Center been a venue for the Filipino-American community as well as hosting business meetings, forums, receptions and weekly art exhibits featuring Filipino art.
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The Philippine Center was established by Presidential Decree No. 188 on May 10, 1973. It was purchased by the Philippine Government from the Knights of Columbus on October 29, 1973 at the cost of $2,250,000.00, with an additional $1,500,000.00 to buy out an existing lease on the building.
The building's legal owner is the Republic of the Philippines; offices of its national government housed within regularly began paying rentals to the Philippine Center in 1993, including nominal fees for the use of its function rooms.
On September 15, 2005, President of the Philippines HE Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo made a historic official visit to the Philippine Center, the first by a ruling Filipino head of state.
The Philippine Center has seven floors, with the Kalayaan Hall (Freedom Hall) which is the main reception hall. It also houses a hall annexe, an art exhibit area at the first floor lobby, and a library at the second floor. The upper floors are rented by offices belonging to the Government of the Republic of the Philippines.
The Philippine Center was created to:
Philippine Government offices
The following government offices are housed in the New York Philippine Center:
From June 3–15, 2007, the Philippine Consulate-General and the Philippine Center Management Board exhibited the building's art collection for the first time in its 34 years of existence. The collection includes works by National Artists such as Hernando R. Ocampo, Vicente Manansala, Cesar Legaspi, Arturo Luz, Ang Kiukok and Jose Joya.
The works of Manuel Rodriquez, the Father of Philippine Printmaking, Venancio C. Igarta, Hugo C. Yonzon II, Malang, Federico Aguilar Alcuaz, Angelito Antonio, Norma Belleza, Eduardo Castrillo and Juvenal Sanso were also displayed. The art collecting project of the New York Philippine Center begun since its opening on November 14, 1974. Some art masterpieces were donated by the artists themselves. The public exhibit was officially presented as Pamana: Modernong Sining (A Heritage of Modern Art), to celebrate the 109th anniversary of the Philippine Declaration of Independence.