Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. joins Passport DC - Around the World Embassy Tour on 04 May 2024.

26 April 2024
Embassy Press and Information Section

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Saturday, May 4, the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. will join more than fifty embassies during the Around the World Embassy Tour beginning at 10 a.m.

Passport DC runs from May 1 through 31 and offers an outstanding array of cultural activities presented at embassy open houses, street festivals, performing arts venues, museums and special receptions throughout the District.

For a complete list of participating embassies, as well as a map and a guide to activities, go to and join the conversation using #PassportDC on your favorite social media channels.

Philippine Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez and embassy personnel are eager to open its grounds to Washingtonians and other guests this May. “We are thrilled to join the Around the World Embassy event in Washington, D.C., as we further strengthen people-to-people ties and friendship between our nations. This event embodies the spirit of inclusivity and partnership, offering a unique opportunity to showcase the vibrant culture, rich heritage, and diverse contributions of the Philippines to the global community. Together, we embrace the power of openness to cultivate a world of mutual respect, prosperity, and peace.” said Ambassador Romualdez.

“Passport DC is back and I am thrilled to celebrate the diverse international communities that have become an integral part of the amazing culture of Washington, DC,” said Events DC President and CEO Angie M. Gates. “Throughout May, I encourage everyone to join us as we travel the world through a series of unforgettable signature events that underscore why our city is the culture capital of the world.” 

The Philippine Embassy looks forward to participating in this annual tradition after a long hiatus since 2019. This year, guests can expect Filipino music, cuisine, and short cultural performances throughout the day for an interactive cultural exchange like none other. Admission is free. 

Other Passport DC signature events include:

  • May 3-4: International City Food Festival (Produced by Events DC)
  • May 3-4: All Hallows Guild’s Flower Mart (Produced by All Hallows Guild at Washington National Cathedral)
  • May 11: European Union Open House (Produced by the European Union Delegation)
  • May 18: Fiesta Asia (Produced by Asia Heritage Foundation) 

Click here to see a full list of participating embassies. Go to to learn more about the Philippines. 



The Embassy (located in Washington, D.C.) is the principal representative of the Philippine Government in the conduct of its relations with the Government of the United States of America. In this capacity, the Embassy promotes the foreign policy thrusts of the Philippines, to wit:

  • Promotion of closer and mutually beneficial bilateral ties between the Philippines and the United States;
  • Promotion of national security;
  • Promotion of economic diplomacy to support national development;
  • Promotion of rights and welfare Filipinos overseas;
  • Promotion of Philippine culture; and
  • Promotion of a positive national image.

The Embassy is led by Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez. He was appointed Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States of America in July 2017 by then President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, and was reappointed in July 2022 by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.  

The Philippines is a land rich in natural resources, scenic locales, and friendly smiles. Here, everybody is welcome to be part of the fun – from the captivating coastlines to the creative native crafts, to the unique gastronomic experience, you will find the kind of fun that is uniquely yours. Learn more about it through the embassy’s website:


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