Saturday, September 18, 2010

Paulina Chan's Debut at Rembrandt

Paulina Chan's debut September 17, 2010 at Rembrandt from Jose Baking on Vimeo.

Mom Tina makes an emotional speech as dad waves to the crowd. 

Dad Pedro gets the first dance at the 18 roses ceremony.
Dad Pedro, mom Tina and Paulina pose in front of the cake.
Audrey and Red Andal, and Noli Gumapac pose with Paulina.

Paulina Chan listens to a  speechj that brought her to tears. She is joined here by her brother, mom Tina and dad Pedro.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Filipino Centre Toronto - Cabbagetown 2010

Last year, the Filipino Centre Toronto did not present any entertainment at the Cabbagetown Festival but joined the parade. This year, they came back with almost non-stop entertainment from line dancers, to singers to Hawaiian dancers of all ages. Here are some of the pictures from the festival.
Nadeene Panaligan can only sit and wait by by the doorway...
...while sister Maria Teresa sings as part of the entertainment by the Filipino Centre Toronto.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Angelina Grace 2nd Birthday

Angelina Grace Guzman celebrated her birthday with relatives and lots of friends.

Inah Canlapan sings at Angelina Grace's 2nd birthday from Jose Baking on Vimeo.

Dr. Josephine carrries Angeline Grace while Dr. Solon Guzman carries Anne Marie Princess.

Grandma and grand-daughter Jenna.

Dr. Jo and Dr. Solon welcomes Miss Manila 2010 Inah Canlapan.

Twelve-year old Jenna gets a butterfly face painting.

Real men dance Hawaiian as Dr. Solon interviews the only boy to dance the Hawaiian.

Quiapo Quiapo Opening

Quiapo Quiapo had it's formal opening last September 10, 2010 with a tiangge sale at one of the halls. The whole day consisted of one performance by artists.

Re-electionist councillor promises Bob Asuncion with this request after the election.

Consul general Minerva falcon addresses the crowd

The crowd at the tiangge checks out the goods.

Philippine Chamber of Commerce President Rafael nebres takes his turn on the stage.

The Asuncion family (Farida, Bob, Sunshine) and Chamber President Rafael Nebres listen to speakers.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Panaligan Sisters

Aubrey Panaligan eats with her mom Genelie.
Ampee Panaligan feeds her sister Nadeene during the Filipinos Making Waves festival.
Teresa Panaligan drinks while sister Ampee carries their sister Nadeene.

Bicol Canada Community Association

BCCA, headed by Mr. Paeng Nebres held a picnic at Earl Bales Park. Other group were also there to celebrate good times and good friends. Food, friends, games and fun were in abundance.

CNAC-O officers posing with Bicol Canada Association head honcho at Earl Bales Park, Toronto. Shown are : a guest, Merle Canlas, Paeng Nebres( BCCA president), Lida Espanol-Muguerza, Susie S.J.Llanera ( CNAC-O acting prexy), a guest, and Jess Llanera.

RIGHT, Camarines Note Association beauties enjoying at the Bicol Canada 2010 summer picnic at Earl Bales Park : Merle Canlas, Joy Acuna-San Juan and Lida Espanol-Muguerza

Day of the Assumption

The day of the Assumption was celebrated with a Pistahan on the grounds of the Our lady of the Assumption Chruch on Bathurst street. Organized by the Archdiocesan Filipino Catholic Mission, lasting two days on August 14-15, the small size lent itself to a cozy and intimate affair.

“The picnic is in celebration of the Our Lady of the Assumption,” said Jun Enverga.

Performances by local artists kept the crowd entertained. Food was provided by vendors from local Filipino restaurants. Clothes and crafts were for sale. Balikbayan boxes by Forex were available. If you want to subscribe to homegrown Filipino channels, GMA-7’s Pinoy-TV was available. For remittance iRemit was there with Robert Domingo to entertain inquiries also.

Father Romy Tolentino and two other priests even sang “To all the girls I’ve loved before,” which made for some awkward and funny moments when they had to change some of the lyrics at the last second.

At 8 in the evening, the action moved to the basement of the church for some jamming session.

Christia Gardiola of GMA-7 takes care of the Kapuso booth.
iRemit's Robert Domingo talks on the phone while manning the booth.

Martha Joy was there to entertain the crowd.Jun Enverga chats with newsmen Tenny Soriano and Ace Alvarez.
Forex cargo was there expecting a busy season as summer ends and the season of fall starts.

Filpino Centre Toronto Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Filipino Centre, Toronto honored the volunteers with an Apprciation Dinner last August. FCT, headed by President Ms. Linda Javier and board chairman and philantrophist Dr. Victoria Santiago has been very active in the community with different projects. Mayoral candidate George Smitherman graced the occasion. Smitherman has been a defender and supporter of the centre since it started, giving $50,000 in helping refurbish the building. But the most memorable part of the evening is Linda Javier’s chicken (specially the atay and gizzard parts), cooked in gata, which is delicious. Thus, I can add her name as one of the reasons why I have been gaining weight. Not that it is getting noticeable. But Jun Enverga did. As did newsman Carlos Unas.