7 Ontario Fil-Cans win FCT seniors awards

Community News & Features Apr 12, 2019 at 3:40 pm

P1_The-Filipino-Centre-TorontoBy  Tony A. San Juan

The Filipino Centre Toronto - FCT, through its Outstanding Filipino Canadian Seniors Awards board of judges, selects and names seven active seniors to receive the “Most Outstanding Senior of the Year-2019” award. These seniors who have made invaluable contributions, exemplary service, and magnanimous engagement into the quality of life in their communities, were chosen via a 5-month competitive search.

ART T. VIOLA

ART T. VIOLA

The seven deserving recipients will be honoured and presented with a “Plaque of Recognition” at the FCT- Filipino Centre Toronto’s Bi-annual Gala Event on April 13, 2019, Saturday, 7:00 pm. at Grand Cinnamon Banquet and Convention Centre in Scarborough, Ontario.

The winners are  Caroline Bañez, Norma Carpio, Teodorico “Ted” Dayno, Agnes P. Miranda, Rafael “Paeng” Nebres, George Poblete, and Arturo T. Viola.  Three other seniors, namely Erlinda Insigne, Rolando M. Dela Cruz and Joel Recla will be presented with “Certificates of Recognition” as well.

CAROL BAÑEZ

CAROL BAÑEZ

Using a structured evaluation/rating scale and after deliberation and review of the documents presented, the OFCSYA judges have selected the winners according to the following established criteria: 1) profession/career in the private sector or government service -10%, 2) civic affiliation, community and volunteer work – 20%, 3) professional association or union membership - 5%, 4) professional certification or licence -10%, 5) awards, honours, distinctions received – 15%, 6) education and training-10%, and 7) overall assessment — 30% i.e. effectiveness, impact, quality, commitment, engagement, and amount  of accomplishments, contributions, service and volunteer time to the community before and after the age of 65.

The FCT-OFCSYA board of judges is composed of  Dr Alice Herrera, University of the Philippines Alumni Association -Toronto President; Steve Pagao, Philippine Chamber of Commerce -Toronto President; Nita Rejdik, Filipino Centre Toronto  Director; Garry Tanuan, Toronto Catholic District School Board Trustee; Antonio Villarin, Toronto Solicitor-Barrister; and Tony A. San Juan, retired Toronto educator (Chairman).

AGNES MIRANDA

AGNES MIRANDA

Carol Bañez, a registered nurse, is president of Scarborough Ontario Seniors Association and ex-president of Philippine Heritage Band; Norma Carpio, a travel agency owner, is chair emerita of Mabuhay Philippines Festival and former president of Philippine Independence Day Council; Ted Dayno, a CPA, is an entrepreneur and president of UMAC and FOREX; Agnes Miranda, a community organisations supporter, is the senior executive vice-chair of World Financial Group; Rafael Nebres, a community and faith-based  leader, is the general manager of Action Honda; George Poblete, a retired engineer, is a top officer of the Knights of Columbus and the Knights of Rizal; and Arturo T. Viola, a retired medical technology manager, is former politician and Lord Mayor of the Niagara- on- the- Lake township. Erlinda Insigne, a real estate broker is long-serving president of Filipino Canadian Association. of Vaughan; Rolando Dela Cruz, a Lion and former district governor, is an optical lab technician; and Joel Recla, a KofC Maharlika member, is a multicultural TV-Radio producer, creator and host.

Organised in 1990 as a not for profit, volunteer-run, community-based organisation, the Filipino Centre Toronto-FCT operates and offers its many well- established programs and services to the community from its newly owned site at 4395 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M1S 1T9. The current major officers are Mary Ann S. San Juan, President and CEO and Efren De Villa, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

(PRESS RELEASE)

NORMA CARPIO

NORMA CARPIO

TED DAYNO

TED DAYNO

RAFAEL NEBRES

RAFAEL NEBRES

GEORGE POBLETE

GEORGE POBLETE