Kapamilya star topbills DUO Canada launch

Paolo Avelino leads DUO Canada launchTV and movie personality Paolo Avelino (far right) graced Globe Telecom’s official launch of DUO Canada during the Fiesta ng Kalayaan at the Mississauga Celebration Square in Ontario, Canada.

Avelino encouraged more than 10,000 overseas Filipinos in attendance to keep in touch with their loved ones in the Philippines without having to worry about expensive IDD costs with DUO Canada, which assigns a virtual Canadian number to any Globe mobile number in the Philippines.

For only C$25 per month, Avelino said that calling back home can be fast, affordable, and easy, just like calling any number in Canada.

Customers who subscribed to DUO Canada were treated to a $10 discount off the subscription fee, as well as the chance to meet and greet Avelino.

Lucky audience members who participated in the activities and games also received freebies from the leading telecommunications company.

To register to a DUO Canada service, subscribers can fill out an online form at duocanada.globe.com.ph with their Globe or TM mobile number of their choice and they will be assigned a virtual Canadian number.

With just C$25 monthly, subscribers can enjoy big savings when calling family and friends in the Philippines.

To know more about DUO Canada, log on to duointernational.globe.com.ph. (PR)

CNAC-O elects new officers

THE Camarines Norte Association Canada–Ontario (CNAC-O), a seven-year-old community-based volunteer organization of Filipino-Canadian GTA residents from the 12 towns of Camarines Norte, selected its new set of officers and directors for the 2014-2016 term.

At a general meeting held at the social hall of Walton Place, Scarborough on January 11, 35 Tagalog-Bikol mix speaking CNAC-O members elected 21 members of the Board of Directors.

Elected executive officers are: Susan S.J. Llanera, President; Merle Canlas, 1st Vice-President; Pong Ostonal, 2nd Vice-President; Lydia Madrona-Yanto, Secretary; Nely Lopriego, Treasurer; Jocelyn A. San Juan, Auditor; Liwayway Nabus, Business Manager; and Carlito B. Cruz, Public Relations Officer.

The other members of the Board of Directors are: Lourdes Balce, Elizabeth S. Cruz, Sonia S. dela Cruz, Eva S. San Andres, Andrea A. San Juan, Maricris A. San Juan, Ramon A. San Juan, Virgie G. San Juan, Minda Sayoc, Rey Senes, Homer Senson, Faye Silvio, and Rommel Yanto.

Together with CNAC-O founders Tony A. San Juan and Jojo Taduran, the outgoing president Larry Bercasio and 1st vice-president Wilson Nabus will join and serve in the newly reconstituted CNAC-O Council of Advisers.

Speaking after her election, President Susan S.J. Llanera promised to work towards with purposeful commitment and solid enthusiasm pursuing the established vision, mission and mandate, through the sustainable projects and programs of the 59-member association of former natives of Bikolandia’s northernmost province, Camarines Norte. (TSJ)

Installation of The Knight of Columbus St. Alphonsus Council 15840’s officers

Knight of Columbus officers installationPhoto shows District Deputy Domingo Trinidad (left) installing Rev. Fr. James M. Reposkey (right) as Chaplain of the newly formed Knights of Columbus St. Alphonsus Council 15840 on January 19, 2014 during the 11:30 a.m. mass at the St. Alphonsus Church corner Vaughan and St. Claire West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Brother Manuel Mendoza Ching and Brother Liborio Mendoza are the grand knight and deputy grant knight, respectively. (Contributed photo)

Bicol Canada Community Association to elect new officers

Rafael NebresRAFAEL Nebres, the incumbent president of the Bicol Canada Community Association Inc., is calling and appealing to all Bicolanos in Canada to attend the association’s election of new set of officers on February 16.

The election will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the social hall (basement) of the Our Lady of Assumption Church, 2665 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Nebres said Bicol, or Region 5, has six provinces that include Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, and Sorsogon.

He said Bicolanos are those born in any towns and barangays of the provinces mentioned, those who got married to Bicolanos and Bicolanas, and those whose fathers and mothers are from the towns and barangays within the six provinces.

For more information, call Nebres at 416-6181362, Vice President Benhur Llacer Salcedo Jr. at 416-744-2061 or 416-828-1842; Secretary Arlene Martirez of Cannex Immigration and Legal Services at 416-892-2916, and Mobile 416-398-8882; email info@canneximmigration.com. (PR)

Frank & Olga Tan to celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary

By Romy Zetazate

FRANCISCO Abella Tan and Olga Alvarado Tan will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on January 25 (Saturday), 5 p.m., at the Ella’s Banquet Hall, 35 Danforth Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Rev. Fr. John Sullivan will be the officiating priest.

The bridal entourage includes Dr. Delicia A. Calbes-Bowring, Eleanor A. Calbes-Thomson, and Liesel Tan-Aguila as matrons of honor, and Francis Rommel Tan as the best man.

The flower girl will be Ella Sophia Tan, while ring bearer will be Lucas Solomon Tan. Coin bearer will be Samantha Trisha Habib.

Claudine Bernice Aguila, Nancy Regine Tan, Sharmina Habib, and Clarine Veronica Aguila will be the bride’s maids.

The ushers will be Frank Omar Tan and Bradford Tan.

To light the path of the celebrants are Jose Donato Aguila and Jocelyn Tan.

Francis Ramses Tan and Myla Melissa Tan will bind them together. Aftabul Habib and Vanessa Tan-Habib will clothe them together.

The children, children-in-law and grandchildren of the celebrants are expecting their relatives and close friends to witness and honor the joy of celebrating the 50th (Golden) wedding anniversary of Frank and Olga Tan. (PR)

Ben Ferrer is 72 years old

Ben FerrerPhoto shows Ben Ferrer (left), president of the Silayan Community Centre and former chapter commander of The Order of the Knights of Rizal Toronto Chapter, celebrating with a get-together party on January 4, 2014, his 72 years birth anniversary at the Wellesley Community Centre, downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Beside him is his wife, retired teacher Christina Ferrer. (Contributed photo)

Senator Enverga with friends

Senator Tobias EnvergaFILIPINO-Canadian Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr. (2nd from left) is shown in photo together with (L-R) Ace Alvarez, television front page executive producer; Jojo Taduran, editorial consultant of Pinoy News; and Sir Ramon Cruz of Canada’s Knights of Rizal during the Christmas and get-together party of the officers and board members of the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Contributed photo)

Manila Water recognizes green vendors

AS PART of the company’s continuing programs to motivate its various “green” contractors and vendors to take part in implementing environmental initiatives and best environmental practices, Manila Water Company has recognized 14 of its pool of accredited service providers for their exemplary performance and commitments to the Green Islands of Sustainability project. The awarding took

Davao City’s Torotot Festival

Thousands of Dabawenyos show unity as they simultaneously blow the torotot (party horns) in a bid to break the Guinness World Record for the largest assembly of party horn blowers during the celebration of New Year’s Eve held along Roxas Avenue in Davao City. (Photo by King Rodriguez of Sun.Star Davao)

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