Philippine Government appoints Juneau resident as Honorary Consul for Alaska
Oct. 13, 2020
JUNEAU, Alaska — On Sept. 30, 2020, Rebecca Carrillo, of Juneau, was sworn in as Philippine Honorary Consul for Alaska. The appointment was approved by the Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. with the support of the Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez.
Prior to her appointment, Carrillo served more than 25 years as the state lead for Alaska’s supplemental food program Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), providing services to low-income participants with nutritional health risks.
There are currently more than 30,000 individuals living in Alaska who have ties to the Philippines. Bringing the full-range of consular services in-state will benefit these families, and strengthen historic ties between the two nations.
October is Philippine-American History Month.
“This is an opportune moment to recognize the contributions that individuals of Philippine heritage have made to the economic growth and prosperity of Alaska in the various sectors of our labor market,” said Dr. Tamika L. Ledbetter, Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. “We look forward to collaborating with Ms. Carrillo in her new role.”
When conditions allow, Carrillo will travel throughout the state providing consular, passport and immigration-related services to Alaska residents of Philippine heritage. Meanwhile, she can be reached at email@example.com or at (907) 209-1178.