TORONTO - The Philippine Press Club of Ontario (PPCO) led by President Rose Tijam, Officers & Board of Directors: Mila Garcia, Noel Perada, Rodel Ramos, Ariel Ramos, Melinda Rustia, Jojo Taduran, Joe Damasco & Romy Zetazate, were all on hand to welcome guest during its Christmas Dinner held November 29th, 2014 at the Qssis Banquet Hall in Toronto.
New members were also inducted during the event.
Among those present during the event were: Keynote Speaker, CBC’s Marivel Taruc and Special Guests: Canada’s Minister of Finance Joe Oliver, Senator Tobias Enverga and Consul General Junever Mahilum-West.
Minister Oliver gave an update on what the Canadian government has been doing which directly affects the Filipino-Canadian community. Senator Enverga spoke on his long-standing friendships with many members of the PPCO, encouraging them to continue on their path towards furthering the journalistic excellence the members’ periodicals are known all throughout Ontario for. Consul General Mahilum-West delivered both her personal message and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III’s to the PPCO.
Entertainment numbers were provided by Gian Carlo Bobila, Rohra Ann Nacorda and Kevin Perada.
LEFT, Kevin Perada entertains the guests.
ABOVE, New members get inducted by CBC’s Marivic Taruc
BELOW, PPCO President Rose Tijam receives a certificate of recognition from Senator Tobias “Jun” Enverga and is joined by Conservative MP candidate Julius Tiangson, Finance Minister Joe Oliver, and Rosemer Enverga, the PPCO officers and board members.