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09/03/2016: HAWAII STATE RECOGNIZES CONTRIBUTION OF CONSULAR CORPS OF HAWAII IN PROMOTING HAWAII AS AN ALOHA STATE, DESIGNATES FEBRUARY 12 AS HAWAII’S CONSULAR CORPS DAY

Press Release 22-2016

Philippine Consul General Gina Jamoralin with Governor David Ige of Hawaii pose with the
proclamation designating February 12 as Consular Corps of Hawaii Day.

Philippine Consul General to Hawaii, Gina Jamoralin joined other members of Hawaii’s Consular Corps at the State Capitol to witness Hawaii Governor David Ige’s signing of the proclamation declaring February 12 as Consular Corps of Hawaii Day.

Current Dean of the Consular Corps, Honorary Consul of Slovenia, Admiral R.J. “Zap” Zlatoper, retired United States Navy four star admiral who served as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT) from 1994 to 1996, delivered his remarks on behalf of the Consular Corps in expressing appreciation for the Governor’s proclamation which recognizes the important contribution of the Consular Corps and the countries they represent in making Hawaii a vibrant, open and prosperous multi-cultural society and in maintaining the State’s well-known aloha spirit.

The Consular Corps of Hawaii represents 37 Countries and several local organizations and individuals called associate members. These include seven (7) resident Consulates General of Australia, Japan, Marshall Islands , Micronesia, New Zealand, Philippines and South Korea while the rest are non-resident consular offices of different countries represented by their respective Honorary Consuls who are respected members of the academe, business and government. (END).

Consular Corps of Hawaii poses for a group photo with Governor David Ige of Hawaii. Front row, left to right are Consuls General of Australia, Philippines, Honorary Consul of Slovenia (Dean) and Governor Ige at the State Capitol, Honolulu.