Sunday, April 1, 2012

Bicol Canada Induction 2012

Bicol Canada held their Induction of Officers for the year 2012 at the Peter and Paul Hall. It was avery well-attended affair. Around 280 guest joined in the celebration. Ambassador Leslie Gattan and Cogen Pedro Chan were in attendance. The Ambassador officiated the induction of officer sand members of Bicol Canada.


Philippine Ambassador to Canada, His Excellency Leslie B. Gatan, inducted
into Office the officers and members of the board of directors of the Bicol
Canada Community Association Inc, (BCCA) headed by its' President Rafael
Nebres who is also the general manager of ACTION HONDA on March 31, 2012
(Friday) at the Sts. Peter & Paul Banquet Hall,  231 Milner Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario,

Officers pose for a picture after the induction.

Aside from Nebres, the other BCCA officers include: Noli Aquino, vice
presidentfor government relations; Broadcaster Jess Cabrias, vice president formembership; and  journalist JOJO TADURAN, vice president for publicrelations; Arlene Martirez, secretary; Elizabeth Malanyaon, assistantsecretary; Bobby Capco, treasurer; Felix Reyes, assistant treasurer; AlexGuerina, auditor;  Jun Salcedo and Eugene Deocarez, directors for specialprojects. The other BCCA member of the board of director are Naty de laTorre Gutierrez, Fely Ortega, Ching Ragos, Estrella Dilla Carpenter, JunEmila, Floro Alvarez Dabu, Jr.;  Edgar Recon, Ely Olayon, Willie Nabus, andLarry Bercasio.

Zor and Alex Guerina of  Body Flex were in attendance.

In his speech, Gatan cited the different prorams and projects being
implemented bythe National Government under the leadership of President Benigno SeimoenC. Aquino !!!. 

VP for Government Relations Noli Aquino introduces the Guest Speaker, Ambassador Leslie Gatan.

Photographer Ariel Ramos photographs Jun and Rosemer Enverga posing with Congen Pedro Chan.

On the other hand, Consul General Chan reminded again the
Filipinos not only in the province of Ontario but throughout Canada toavail of 
Ely Torrenueva serenades the guests.

Friends pose around the Talakayan Radio table.

the dual citizenship law in order for all the Filipinos to
participate in electing of the next political leaders of 
Congen Pedro Chan poses with Flor and Mel of FV Foods.

FV FOODS Mel Galeon, ALBEE ENTERPRISES Oswald and Issa Tugadi, FV's Flor Vendiola, and ASAP TRAVEL's  Carol Bella and husband Joe pose during the party.

Gian Carlo Bobila shows what made him with the World Championship of the Performing Arts  .

the country from President down to the municipal officilas. Nebres appealed to all Bicolanosin Canada to unite in order to support the ncountry's different programsand projects.

Nestor Canton and Ellizabeth Malanyaon are Master of ceremonies  

In a message sent to BCCA, President Aquino lauded the Bicol Canada
Community Association Inc, (BCCA) for its efforts in continuing and promoting the
spirit of bayanihan and the sense of community even residing outside of the

Bicol Canada president Rafael Nebres (STANDING FAR RIGHT) of Action Honda poses with friends.

Karen Tan entertains the guests.

Bicol Canada VP for membership Jess Cabrias introduces the Inspirational Speaker, Consul General Pedro Chan..

The officers and members of the BCCA are coming from the provinces of Albay,
Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, and Sorsogon  whoopted to settle in Canada.
Jojo Taduran, VP for Public Relations gives the welcome remarks.

Nebres called on Bicolanos in Canada to join the organization which is the
BCCA to strengthen the implementation of all their programs and programsfor the next two (2) years.For more information, please call  President Rafael Nebres, Tel. 416 - 618- 1362, Email:; Jess Cabrias, Tel. 416 - 441 - 3070,Email"; jojo taduran, Tel. 416 - 357 - 4602,; Bobby Capco, Tel. 416 - 265 - 2085,; and Arlene Martirez, Tel. 416 - 892 - 2916, (St. Jamestown News Service)

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