Polish gov’t opens honorary consulate in Palawan


Palawan Rep. Edward Hagedorn attended the ribbon-cutting and opening of the consulate of Polish government in the province.

“Today marks a significant milestone for our district as the Republic of Poland proudly inaugurates its first Honorary Consulate office in Palawan,” said the lawmaker.

Ambassador Jarosław Roman Szczepankiewicz was also in attendance during the historic event.

“On this momentous occasion, Ambassador Jarosław Roman Szczepankiewicz cites our island as “an icon for foreign tourists” and a favorite Philippine destination for many Polish travelers. They are the first European country to offer consulate service here,” said Hagedorn.

According to the Provincial Tourism Office Promotions and Development office, a total of 6,463 tourist arrivals were logged in 2019. In 2022, there was 1,060 arrivals.

“Today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the new office in True Care Building in Brgy. San Manuel and was well attended by fellow public servants and leaders in government,” said Hagedorn.

“Your #KaibigangEDsaKongreso is committed to supporting this development and continues working for tourism growth for our beloved Palawan. I know this will not be the last, and I’m sure other countries will follow and bring more attention to our beloved city and province.”

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