Bicol Canada officers inducted

Community Round Up May 11, 2018 at 2:35 pm
The officers and members of the board of directors of the Bicol Canada Community  Association

The officers and members of the board of directors of the Bicol Canada Community Association

By Leticia Peralta Toral and Manuel Papa

Philippine Consul General Rosalita S. Prospero cited the strong commitment and support of the men and women of the Bicol.

Canada Community Association (BCCA) in encouraging and motivating fellow Bicolanos in Canada through strong bonds of friendship and goodwill.

She mentioned the continuing emphasis on the promotion of the Bicol heritage, culture, and values of the people of Bicolandia from the provinces of Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Sorsogon, Albay, Catanduanes, and Masbate.

Consul  General  Rosalita S. Prospero

Consul  General
Rosalita S. Prospero

Prospero said that the Bicol Region is now becoming a  destination for foreign tourists and at the same time more programs and  projects are directed for implmentation in the Bicol Region.

Camarines Sur Gov. Miguel Luis R. F. Villafuerte, Sosogon Gov.  Robert Lee Rodrigueza, Albay Gov. Francis C. Bichara, and Camarines Norte Gov.  Jonah G. Pimente sent their individual greetings to the new and outgoing officers of the Bicol Canada Community Association (BCCA).

The BCCA induction and dinner dance was held at the Scarborough Convention Center, on Friday, May 4, 2018.

Inducted into office by Philippine Consul General Rosalita S. Prospero were Earl Francis Orino Dacara, president; Nestor Von Canton, vice pesident – government relations;  Former BCCA PresidentnJoseph Redoblado, vice president -  menbership and public relations; Manolito Aquino, vice president – sports and sports development; Jose (Toti) Gutierrez, treasurer Floro Alvarez Dabu, Jr., assistant treasurer; Jennifer Amaranto, secretary; Merle Canlas, assistant secretary; Gidget de la Torre, auditor; Edison Bantayan, assistant auditor; Isabel Gergorio, Naina Chhatlani and Luis Francisco Calayca, special projects & event coordinators;  9-year BCCA president Rafael Nebres, ex-officio member of the board, special projects & event coordinator; Leticia Peralta Torral, press relations officer. The board of directors are Arlene Martirez Volpentesta; Michele Serrano, Ronnie de la Gana, Susan San Juan Llanera, Nanete Nardo Virtucio, and Carlo Froa.

The new BCCA officers and members of the board of directors will be serving for two (2) years.

(St. Jamestown News Service)

The banner of the BCCA

The banner of the BCCA