1 image. Diplomats from Philippines en route to Rome visit Los Angeles, 12 March 1952. Thomas Morato, Congressman from Quezon Province, Philippine Islands; Jose Avelino, New Ambassador to Italy from the Phillippine Islands; Manuel Alzate, New Minister to Rome from the Philippine Islands; Sofronio Abrera, Consul from the Philippine Islands. (Handout).; Supplementary material reads: "TWA Public Relations. Michigan 8141. Wednesday, March 12. Diplomats from Philippines en route to Rome visit here. After a brief Los Angeles visit, a trio of Philippine Republic officials en route to Europe are seen aboard TWA Constellation by Philippine Consul. L-R: Thomas Morato, Philippine Congressman from Quezon Province; Jose Avelino, en route to Rome to relieve post of Ambassador to Italy; Manuel Alzate, new Minister to Rome; and Sofronio Abrera, Los Angeles consul. The Philippines Officials crossed the Pacific via Philippine Air Lines. Ambassador Avelino formerly served as Ambassador-at-Large and as President of the Philippine Senate. Senor Alzate was formerly Consul in Sydney, Australia and in Honolulu".