Marcelino, Mangosing, Castellvi awarded in individual category

Community News & Features Nov 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm
Hon. Flor Marcelino

Hon. Flor Marcelino

TORONTO–The Hon. Flor Marcelino, Minister for Multicultralism and Literacy, Province of Manitoba, received the 2013 National Ethnic Press and Media Council (NEPMCC) Award for Distinguished Services in Humanities, Public Service and the Arts, in ceremonies officiated by the Hon. David C. Onley, Lt. Governor of the Province of Ontario, and Thomas Saras, NEPMCC president and CEO, on Nov. 15, at Queen’s Park.

She was specifically commended for her “great strides in Canadian mainstream politics, by making history as the first woman of colour elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly.

Before her election of public office, she was the owner of a small business, as well as the editor of The Philippine Times. Over the years, she showed leadership with her involvement in the affairs of the community, through civic institutions and grassroots organizations. Before her present portfolio, she served with honour as Minister of Culture, Heritage and Tourism for the province of Manitoba.

Receiving the award on her behalf, due to a previous commitment with her constituents during the awards night, was daughter Lulu Marcelino.

Caroline Mangosing, executive director of Kapisanan Centre for Philippine Arts and Culture, received an award from the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada for Culture/Community/Arts. At right is Ontario Lt. Governor David Onley who traditionally gives the certificates and plaques at his suite at Queen’s Park, Toronto. (PHOTO: MG)

Caroline Mangosing, executive director of Kapisanan Centre for Philippine Arts and Culture, received an award from the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada for Culture/Community/Arts. At right is Ontario Lt. Governor David Onley who traditionally gives the certificates and plaques at his suite at Queen’s Park, Toronto. (PHOTO: MG)

Another Filipina conferred the 2013 NEPMCC Award for Culture/Community/Arts was Caroline Mangosing, Executive Director of Kapisanan (Philippine Centre for the Arts and Culture). A muti-talented photographer, actor, producer and designer, Mangosing was recognized for her strategic vision and passion and was instrumental in transforming Kapisanan into “Canada’s premier arts and cultural facility, making it significant from one generation to the next, in order to allow the continuation of the cultural tradition of a great community in Canada.

Also receiving the 2013 NEMPCC Award was Enrique Castellvi, this time in the individual category for exceptional services rendered to community media, in the field of Humanities/Culture/Politics. Castellvi is a former judge of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). It was noted that “he is a tireless worker who never refused to help people in need of his service. Over the last few years he always offered his services for our organization, especially during our participation at the CNE. For his distinguished services to community papers he is recognized today,” the official program noted.

The 2013 batch of awardees of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada displaying their certificates and medals, with Ontario Lt. Gov. David Onley and NEPMCC President and CEO Thomas Saras on Nov. 15, 2013 at the Lt. Governor’s Suite, Queen’s Park, Toronto. (Photo: John Saras)

The 2013 batch of awardees of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada displaying their certificates and medals, with Ontario Lt. Gov. David Onley and NEPMCC President and CEO Thomas Saras on Nov. 15, 2013 at the Lt. Governor’s Suite, Queen’s Park, Toronto. (Photo: John Saras)