The Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles was established in March 1947 as an extension office of the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco. It was headed by Vice Consul MARCELO T. BONCAN, a former member of the Philippine House of Representatives and Superior Court Judge. He served as Vice Consul, and subsequently as Consul, until his death in July 1948.
Consul Boncan was succeeded by Consul SOFRONIO V. ABRERA, a wartime guerilla leader and former Philippine Assembly member who was previously assigned as trade assistant of the Philippine Consulate General in New York. Mr. Abrera was a Consul in Los Angeles until his assignment as Philippine Consul General in Chicago in 1954.
In October 1955, during the term of Consul General PEDRO G. RAMIREZ, the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles was elevated to a Consulate General by then President Ramon Magsaysay. The Philippines was the seventeenth Consulate to elevate the status of its mission in Los Angeles, after Great Britain, Japan, Canada, France, China, Austria, Switzerland, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Thailand and Costa Rica.
The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles is presently headed by Consul General EDGAR B. BADAJOS.
Below is a complete list of Philippine Consuls General in Los Angeles since 1954:
|Head of Post||Year|
|HON. PEDRO G. RAMIREZ||1954-1962|
|HON. ALEJANDRO F. HOLIGORES||1962-1967|
|HON. CARLOS A. FAUSTINO||1967-1970|
|HON. PACIFICO G. EVANGELISTA||1970-1976|
|HON. ARMANDO C. FERNANDEZ||Jul 1977- May 1985|
|HON. LEOVIGILDO A. ANOLIN||Jul 1985- Nov 1988|
|HON. LEONIDES T. CADAY||Dec 1988 – Jan 1990|
|HON. VICTOR D.G. GARCIA III||May 1990 – Jul 1993|
|HON. EMMANUEL C. FERNANDEZ||Aug 1994 – Jun 1995|
|HON. JOSUE L. VILLA||Aug 1995 – Aug 2000|
|HON. EDWIN D. BAEL||Aug 2000 – Mar 2002|
|HON. MARCIANO A. PAYNOR, JR.||Sep 2002 – Jan 2006|
|HON. WILLY C. GAA||Jan 2006 – Jul 2006|
|HON. MARY JO A. BERNARDO ARAGON||14 Feb 2007 – 30 Sep 2012|
|HON. MARIA HELLEN M. BARBER-DE LA VEGA||30 Oct 2012 – 11 Mar 2014|
|HON. LEO M. HERRERA-LIM||23 April 2014 – 30 June 2016|
|HON. ADELIO ANGELITO S. CRUZ||28 July 2016 to 31 Jan 2021|
|HON. EDGAR B. BADAJOS||06 Apr 2021 to Present|
Since 1947, the Philippine Consulate General has had several locations in Los Angeles:
|1947-1952||355 South Broadway Ave., Los Angeles|
|1953-1967||448 South Hill St., Los Angeles|
|1967-1974||3075 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles 90005|
|1975-1987||3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles 90010|
|1987-1995||3460 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles 90010|
|1995-2003||3660 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles 90010|
|2003-2015||3600 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles 90010|
|2015-Present||3435 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550, Los Angeles 90010|