Thursday, July 2, 2015

Philippine Fiesta in Durham 2015

Philippine Fiesta held June 27  was a success. Considering the bad weather, we still received huge support from our kababayans, from Scarborough to as far as Courtice. The tremendous support of our beloved Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan, clad here in our Barong, cannot be left unnoticed. The presence of dignitaries during flag raising was wonderful. It was almost a complete representation of our elected federal, provincial and local officials from Pickering to Whitby. We hope to get Oshawa's representative next year. Our very own Senator Tobias Jun Enverga lent his support despite having the same event with PCCF. Our new Consul General Rosalita Prospero was also there to share this moment with us.
We had our beautiful ladies and gents in Santacruzan plus the Angels sent from heaven to talented singers, dancers and the band that kept us on our feet. The support we got from vendors were amazing and even to this early, some of them have approached me to take part again next year. I will be making separate post dedicated for each.
Not to be forgotten are the original Reynas of FCHRD. Rose Dela Cruz Nicolas Nena Pestano Vailoces ER Bloomy B Favila Lourda Amparo Milanes Leticia P Gonzales and of course FCHRD's Constantine Edd Rose Nicolas.

Ampee Panaligan and Joseph Mendoza

Evie Poliarco receives an award from senator Tobias Enverga.

Genelie Panaligan and children Maria, Nadeene, baby Joshua, Ampee and Aubrey join the festivities.

Joshua carries Joshua.

Joshua and Aubrey Panaligan

Mayor Dave Ryan with councillor Dave Pickle

Nap Tenorio and Maria Panaligan

Reina Elena Joanne Sagarino joins the Santacruzan and Mayor Dave Ryan was nice enough to help carry her arc.

Keesha Cerezo joins the Santacruzan.

Joshua walks behind his godmother Shirley Leblanc.

Joshua spots a balloon...

...and five minutes alter, he's got a balloon.

OK, now what are they doing to baby Josh...

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