Round Up

(From left) Melchor Galeon, Second VP; Manny Yanga, Director; Gemma Mendoza, Director; Michele Serrano, Auditor; Immigration Minister John McCallum; Steve Pagao, President; Oswald J. Tugadi,  Director; Martin Lagman, First VP.   PHOTOS: ARIEL RAMOS

PCCT 25th Anniversary Gala Night

PHILIPPINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE-TORONTO’s 25th Anniversary Nov. 19, 2016, Crystal Fountain, Toronto Pictorial by Ariel Ramos

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2016 Awardees of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada, pose for posterity on Nov. 4, 2016 with Ontario Lt. Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell and NEPMCC President and CEO Thomas Saras at the Lt. Governor’s Suite, Queen’s Park, Toronto. Photo from NEPMCC website.

3 Toronto Pinoys win Ethnic Press awards

Awards Night, National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada

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Loren Aytona’s milestone

October 20, 2016 marks a milestone for Vancouver-based Tony Aytona’s lovely daughter Loren Aytona. Showered with blessings on a rainy York University Masters Convocation Day, she also celebrated her birthday. Attending her convocation ceremony were her proud father and fiancé Chris Arena. A simple dimsum late lunch celebration in a Chinese restaurant in downtown Toronto 

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Jojo Taduran’s 75th B-day

Pictures taken during the celebration of Jojo’s 75th birthday on Sept. 26th. In attendance were family (wife Fe, daughter Regine, Ferenc Kunszt, Regine’s fiance and his parents, Frank and Edith Kunszt, and close friends. (Photos provided)

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Community Pictorial by Ariel Ramos

Zamboanga Hermosa Association held its 2016 Dinner Dance at Oasis Convention Centre on Oct. 15, 2016. William (president), Aida Orazio (officer) and other officers made sure that all their guests were entertained. ————————- Colon Cancer Fundraising Dinner Dance was held at King’s Garden Banquet Hall on October 7, 2016. The event was well-attended by different 

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JDL Performing Arts Super Showcase: A Musical Extravaganza, celebrating 5th Anniversary

With DK Tijam, Leo Bautista, 1 Rock with the One and Only Miss Josie de Leon, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2016 at PC Ho Theatre, Scarborough  

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Nephew and Aunt celebrants

Joint Birthdays

JP Lazaro and Ging Garcia were feted with a birthday lunch in a Japanese restaurant, Oct. 2, 2016

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PCCT 3rd Quarter Business Seminar

Steve Pagao, President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT), addresses the participants of its 3rd Quarter Seminar Series. Discussed were Business Stages, Needs and Solutions; Five Threats to Business; Long-Term Tax Efficient Savings Ideas; Restoration of Financial Health without Stress; Canadian Government Copyrighted Financial Equalization Plan and Facts About Immigration. The participants included PCCT 

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Rebecca Bustamante shares her inspiring life story.

Rebecca Bustamante: ‘Reload your dreams’

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos On Friday, August 19 2016 iKUBO Media in cooperation with Chalre Associates hosted Reload Your Dreams at the YWCA at 87 Elm Street in downtown Toronto. The Filipino community had the opportunity to get up close and personal with Rebecca Bustamante, the Founder and CEO of Chalre Associates and President and 

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From left: Nelia Tonido, Michelle Chermaine Ramos, Consul General Rosalita Prospero, Theresa Lumanlan, Judy Diamante, Ambassador Leslie Gatan, Omel Masalunga, Cecile Asuncion, Debbie Gatan, Necie Mananquil, Cielo Ramos, Jhun Diamante and Teody Asuncion.

Ambassador Gatan celebrates summer reunion with PAG Artists

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Artists Group of Canada celebrated its annual summer reunion with Ambassador Gatan, Mrs. Debbie Gatan and Consul General Rosalita Prospero at Nelia and Frank Tonido’s residence on Saturday August 20, 2016.

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