January Community Round Up

Issue January 16-31, 2008
• PIDC Executive Council 2008-2009
• Ms. Filipino Aspirations of Rizal 2007
• Resti and Cynthia Barron's 25th wedding anniversary
• Tito Español Guerina's 80th birthday
• Joint Birthday Celebrations
Issue January 1-15, 2008
• APO Alumni-Toronto marks 82nd year
• APO Son Alas induction
• Claire Lazaro Parvatam baby shower
• Christmas party in Scarborough
• Mangatarem Overseas Residents of Toronto induction

Community Round-Up


Issue January 16-31, 2008
PIDC Executive Council 2008-2009

The Philippine Independence Day Council 2008 Board of Directors and Council of Leaders was sworn in by Consul Imelda Panolong in a simple, meaningful and historical ceremony last Dec. 13, 2007. PIDC consists of old and new faces: President, Tobias Enverga Jr.; Executive Vice President, Minda Neri; Vice President-External, Bernie Sychangco; Vice President-Internal, Estring Aguinaldo; Vice President-Special Projects, Pete Mauricio; Executive Secretary, Imie Belanger; Assistant Secretary, Nene Ticzon; Treasurer, Joe Ragual; Assistant Treasurer, Jojo Rodriguez; Auditor, Danio Penulia; Press Relations Officers, Ben Corpuz and Josie Consunji; Business Managers, Rory Elefano and Buddy Ibe; Community Liason Officers Rose Cruz and Rosemer Enverga; Board of Directors, Ramon Fermin, Jun Villaruz, Jimmy Marasigan and Ben Ferrer; Adviser and Immediate Past President, Pempe Saavedra; Adviser and Past President, Norma Carpio; Adviser, Rafael Nebres.


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Ms. Filipino Aspirations of Rizal 2007

Ms. Filipino Aspirations of Rizal 2007 Editha Plena (with flowers) with her escort Mody Puno, sister Dolora Malcom, nephew Marlon and niece Megan.


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Resti and Cynthia Barron's 25th wedding anniversary

Resti and Cynthia Barron of Pickering celebrated their quarter of a century of love with a dinner held at Super Buffet King Restaurant on Markham Road in Scarborough recently. The gathering was preceded by a renewal of marriage vows officiated by Rev. Fr. Bernard Vellozo at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church. The couple,standing 2nd and 3rd from left, are shown with their parents, Mr. Alfredo Barron Sr. and Dra. Gloria Barron, relatives and close friends during the dinner.

Resti and Cynthia Barron are shown with their children, Christanelle and Ivan.

PHOTOS: Ateno Sicat

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Tito Español's 80th Birthday

80TH BIRTHDAY - Tito Español Guerina (center), celebrated his 80th birthday at the Rex Saigon Thai Viet Buffet Restaurant at Unit 101 - 4466 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, on January 5, 2008, Saturday, which was attended by his wife, Norma; children; grandchildren; relatives; and close friends.


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Joint Birthday Celebrations

JOINT 65th, 68th and 70th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: The families and friends of Violie Lim, Susan de Leon and Alice Butt hosted a surprise joint birthday celebration dinner at West Shore Community Centre in Pickering January 5. Photo shows Violie flanked by her son-in-law Curtis Cheam, daughter Monica, husband Flor Lim, and son Martin. Her co-celebrants, Alice Butt and Susan de Leon are shown with her in inset photo.

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Issue January 1-15, 2008
APO Alumni-Toronto marks 82nd year

Officers of Alpha Phi Omega Alumni Association-Toronto taking oath of office.

The Alpha Phi Omega Alumni Association of Toronto, Inc. celebrated its 82nd Fraternity Anniversary last December 15,2007 at the Marriot Hotel, Dixon Rd , Toronto . It also held its induction of the new set of officers for 2008 with the Consul General Alejandro B. Mosquera as Inducting Officer.

New officers are: President : Rod Panizares, Eta 1967 - University of the Philippines ; 1st Vice President: Wilfredo Bataclan, Alpha 1972 - Far Eastern University; 2nd Vice President: Edgar Teguibon, Gamma Rho 1977 - Ortanez University ; Secretary: Sydney Cometa Alpha Rho 1974 - Central Mindanao University ; Treasurer: Jeanette Auayang, Eta Zeta 1978 - Bicol Colleges; Auditor: Nimfa Sacun, Alpha Eta 1978 - Phil. School of Bus. Administration; PRO: Josh Santos, Beta Xi 1983 - Cagayan College; Sergeant at Arms: Jim Etorma, Alpha Theta 1987 - Lyceum of the Philippines, Marlon Mariano, Alpha 1981 - Far Eastern University, Carlos Sabado, Theta Epsilon 1989 - Nueva Viscaya State University.



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APO Son Alas Induction

CONSUL General Alejandro Mosquera inducting officers of APO Son Alas

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Claire Lazaro Parvatam Baby Shower

CLAIRE LAZARO PARVATAM (center) was feted with a surprise baby shower by her family, Dec. 1. Claire and Ashwin are expecting their firstborn Feb. 2008.


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Christmas Party in Scarborough

Percy and Ninia Recania (3rd and 4th from the right, seated) hosted a Christmas party among close friends at their Home in Scarborough . Also shown in photo (from left, seated) are Almar Manalese Delia Von Possel, Mila Olores, Joenar Tubera, and Nancy Asayas Chua. In front row from left, Romy Von Possel and Angelie Asayas Chua.



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Mangatarem Overseas Residents Toronto Induction

Willie Rapanan (holding microphone in the center), president of the Pangasinan Association of Canada (PACA) swears into office the officers and members of the board of directors of the Mangatarem Overseas Residents Toronto (MORT) headed by its president, Jayarr Villanueva in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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