Bicol Canada Community Association to elect new officers

Rafael NebresRAFAEL Nebres, the incumbent president of the Bicol Canada Community Association Inc., is calling and appealing to all Bicolanos in Canada to attend the association’s election of new set of officers on February 16.

The election will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the social hall (basement) of the Our Lady of Assumption Church, 2665 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Nebres said Bicol, or Region 5, has six provinces that include Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, and Sorsogon.

He said Bicolanos are those born in any towns and barangays of the provinces mentioned, those who got married to Bicolanos and Bicolanas, and those whose fathers and mothers are from the towns and barangays within the six provinces.

For more information, call Nebres at 416-6181362, Vice President Benhur Llacer Salcedo Jr. at 416-744-2061 or 416-828-1842; Secretary Arlene Martirez of Cannex Immigration and Legal Services at 416-892-2916, and Mobile 416-398-8882; email (PR)

Frank & Olga Tan to celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary

By Romy Zetazate

FRANCISCO Abella Tan and Olga Alvarado Tan will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on January 25 (Saturday), 5 p.m., at the Ella’s Banquet Hall, 35 Danforth Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Rev. Fr. John Sullivan will be the officiating priest.

The bridal entourage includes Dr. Delicia A. Calbes-Bowring, Eleanor A. Calbes-Thomson, and Liesel Tan-Aguila as matrons of honor, and Francis Rommel Tan as the best man.

The flower girl will be Ella Sophia Tan, while ring bearer will be Lucas Solomon Tan. Coin bearer will be Samantha Trisha Habib.

Claudine Bernice Aguila, Nancy Regine Tan, Sharmina Habib, and Clarine Veronica Aguila will be the bride’s maids.

The ushers will be Frank Omar Tan and Bradford Tan.

To light the path of the celebrants are Jose Donato Aguila and Jocelyn Tan.

Francis Ramses Tan and Myla Melissa Tan will bind them together. Aftabul Habib and Vanessa Tan-Habib will clothe them together.

The children, children-in-law and grandchildren of the celebrants are expecting their relatives and close friends to witness and honor the joy of celebrating the 50th (Golden) wedding anniversary of Frank and Olga Tan. (PR)

Ben Ferrer is 72 years old

Ben FerrerPhoto shows Ben Ferrer (left), president of the Silayan Community Centre and former chapter commander of The Order of the Knights of Rizal Toronto Chapter, celebrating with a get-together party on January 4, 2014, his 72 years birth anniversary at the Wellesley Community Centre, downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Beside him is his wife, retired teacher Christina Ferrer. (Contributed photo)

Senator Enverga with friends

Senator Tobias EnvergaFILIPINO-Canadian Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr. (2nd from left) is shown in photo together with (L-R) Ace Alvarez, television front page executive producer; Jojo Taduran, editorial consultant of Pinoy News; and Sir Ramon Cruz of Canada’s Knights of Rizal during the Christmas and get-together party of the officers and board members of the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Contributed photo)

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Nanay Inciang is 100 years old

Mommy InciangLEONCIA Fontanilla Castro Santos (seated) celebrated her 100 years birthday on January 4, 2014 at the Delta Hotel, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

She is also popularly known as Nanay Inciang to the members of her family and close friends.

Photo shows from left to right Romy and Tess Zetazate, Liria Tagorda, Myra Uy, Pastor Teck Uy of the congregation of the Friends of Jesus Christ, and Ernesto Garcia Sr.

Seating beside Nanay Inciang is Rosemarie Garcia. (PR)

Ontario Filipino Ministerial Fellowship

Ontario Filipino Ministerial FellowshipPhoto shows the men and women composing the Ontario Filipino Ministerial Fellowship who held their monthly meeting last week at the Friends of Jesus Christ Canada Church located at Nugget, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada with Bishop Ef Tendero of Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches as guest speaker.

Pastor Teck Uy is the incumbent president of the OFMF. (PR)