Kapamilya star topbills DUO Canada launch

Paolo Avelino leads DUO Canada launchTV and movie personality Paolo Avelino (far right) graced Globe Telecom’s official launch of DUO Canada during the Fiesta ng Kalayaan at the Mississauga Celebration Square in Ontario, Canada.

Avelino encouraged more than 10,000 overseas Filipinos in attendance to keep in touch with their loved ones in the Philippines without having to worry about expensive IDD costs with DUO Canada, which assigns a virtual Canadian number to any Globe mobile number in the Philippines.

For only C$25 per month, Avelino said that calling back home can be fast, affordable, and easy, just like calling any number in Canada.

Customers who subscribed to DUO Canada were treated to a $10 discount off the subscription fee, as well as the chance to meet and greet Avelino.

Lucky audience members who participated in the activities and games also received freebies from the leading telecommunications company.

To register to a DUO Canada service, subscribers can fill out an online form at duocanada.globe.com.ph with their Globe or TM mobile number of their choice and they will be assigned a virtual Canadian number.

With just C$25 monthly, subscribers can enjoy big savings when calling family and friends in the Philippines.

To know more about DUO Canada, log on to duointernational.globe.com.ph. (PR)

CNAC-O elects new officers

THE Camarines Norte Association Canada–Ontario (CNAC-O), a seven-year-old community-based volunteer organization of Filipino-Canadian GTA residents from the 12 towns of Camarines Norte, selected its new set of officers and directors for the 2014-2016 term.

At a general meeting held at the social hall of Walton Place, Scarborough on January 11, 35 Tagalog-Bikol mix speaking CNAC-O members elected 21 members of the Board of Directors.

Elected executive officers are: Susan S.J. Llanera, President; Merle Canlas, 1st Vice-President; Pong Ostonal, 2nd Vice-President; Lydia Madrona-Yanto, Secretary; Nely Lopriego, Treasurer; Jocelyn A. San Juan, Auditor; Liwayway Nabus, Business Manager; and Carlito B. Cruz, Public Relations Officer.

The other members of the Board of Directors are: Lourdes Balce, Elizabeth S. Cruz, Sonia S. dela Cruz, Eva S. San Andres, Andrea A. San Juan, Maricris A. San Juan, Ramon A. San Juan, Virgie G. San Juan, Minda Sayoc, Rey Senes, Homer Senson, Faye Silvio, and Rommel Yanto.

Together with CNAC-O founders Tony A. San Juan and Jojo Taduran, the outgoing president Larry Bercasio and 1st vice-president Wilson Nabus will join and serve in the newly reconstituted CNAC-O Council of Advisers.

Speaking after her election, President Susan S.J. Llanera promised to work towards with purposeful commitment and solid enthusiasm pursuing the established vision, mission and mandate, through the sustainable projects and programs of the 59-member association of former natives of Bikolandia’s northernmost province, Camarines Norte. (TSJ)

Installation of The Knight of Columbus St. Alphonsus Council 15840’s officers

Knight of Columbus officers installationPhoto shows District Deputy Domingo Trinidad (left) installing Rev. Fr. James M. Reposkey (right) as Chaplain of the newly formed Knights of Columbus St. Alphonsus Council 15840 on January 19, 2014 during the 11:30 a.m. mass at the St. Alphonsus Church corner Vaughan and St. Claire West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Brother Manuel Mendoza Ching and Brother Liborio Mendoza are the grand knight and deputy grant knight, respectively. (Contributed photo)