Seen & Scenes

Caregivers Conference 2016

Scenes during the recently held Caregivers Conference 2016 organized by the Multicultural Helping House Society (Photos by Manny Noel Abuel).

DU30: The President gains support in BGC

Financial district Bonifacio Global City has shown support to President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte, as a building flashes LED lights that spell out “DU30,” referring to the president.

Closer than Ever at the Gateway Theatre

Closer than Ever, originally produced Off-Broadway by Janet Brenner, Michael Gill and Daryl Roth with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire had a two-week run at the Gateway Theatre. The exhilarating musical featured Kevin Aichele, Danny Balkwill (on bass), Caitriona Murhy, Chris King (on piano) and FilCan pride Ma-Anne Dionisio. Ma-Anne …

Batangas Club of BC Gala Night

The executive officers and directors of Batangas Club of British Columbia led by Buena Kilala Chua with Member of Parliament for Vancouver-Kingsway Don Davies, Deputy Consul General Anthony Mandap and wife, during the induction and gala night held Jan. 20, at St. Patrick’s gym in Vancouver, B.C. MP Davies said the event was probably the …

6th Annual Awards Night for Most Beautiful Filipinos in Canada

Scenes from the 6th Annual Awards Night of the Most Beautiful Filipinos in Canada held at Elizabeth Bader Theatre in Toronto on Feb. 20. The event was organized by the International Professional Entertainment Network. Some of the recipients are Annabelle Migalbin, Teresa Toralba and Anak ti Abra Association (Photos by Amelia Insigne)..   

Rite of Election at Holy Rosary Cathedral

Archbishop Michael Miller celebrated the Rite of Election at the Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver, on Feb. 12, for those preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation with the opening of Lent (Photos by Angelo Siglos).  

Gerphil Flores Gets Standing Ovation on Tour

David Foster’s Golden Girl Gerphil Flores, Asia’s Got Talent (AGT) third placer, received a standing ovation from an appreciative audience during her first Canadian concert tour entitled, “Dreams,” at the Kay Meek Theater on Valentine’s Day. Presented by Tribu Productions under Cliff Belgica, other guest performers include Nazer Salcedo, Jeremiah Carag and Janice Lozano. Seen …

University of the Philippines Alumni Meet & Greet

Members of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association in BC had a fun afternoon on Feb. 13 at a Meet & Greet, waxing nostalgic about their student days, exchanging stories of romance and quirky moments in campus, and sharing cherished memories of UP life. New and inactive members present also welcomed to the fold. …

Philippines Press Club Ontario welcomes Marshall McLuhan Awardee

Philippines Press Club Ontario (PPCO) President Rose Tijam welcomes 2015 Marshall McLuhan awardee Joseph Morong, a prominent investigative reporter and series documentarist of GMA Network to Toronto. A lively discussion of current events in the Philippines followed on Feb. 10. This was accompanied with delicious food by FV Foods on Wilson Ave. and Bathurst St., …

Silayan Community Centre Celebrations

The Silayan Community Centre headed by its president, Ben Ferrer, continue to honor its’ members on different occasions at the Wellesley Library during their birthdays and special occasions like Valentine’s Day. Senator Tobias C. Enverga, Jr. assures members of the Filipino community that his office at the Parliament Hills is open to everyone who needs …