Community Affairs

Audie de Castro was sworn in as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of the Philippines in July, 2014, covering all of San Diego County. The role of the Honorary Consul is an official, diplomatic position appointed by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs and approved by U.S. Department of State.

In addition to providing consular services, Honorary Consul de Castro is tasked to promote diplomacy, trade and tourism between the Philippines and the United States and to protect the rights and welfare of Filipinos in distress, including emergencies.

Honorary Consul de Castro and his staff regularly extend services to the local region. He also provides support to the Filipino-American community. He also works with the Philippine Embassy, the Los Angeles Consulate General, the Department of Tourism and the Philippine Trade Representative to promote the Philippine governments interests. His office can be reached at 619-241-2114 or