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)