PHILVETS MEMORIAL & CULTURAL SOCIETY OF BC

  • Page Views 1183
  • philvets1

    (originally the Philippine War Veterans & Ex-Servicemen Society of B.C) celebrated Bataan Day- A Day of Valor “Araw ng Kagitingan” on April 5. 2015 at the Vancouver Alpen Club, 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, B.C. It was a “one of a kind celebration” in honor of the defenders of Bataan and the survivors of the infamous Death March. Hon. Don Davies, Member of Parliament, Vancouver- Kingsway and Mrs. Sheryl Davies were guests of honor in this historic event.

    Also present were the leaders of the Confederation of Filipino Canadian Associations (CONFICA); Mr. Romy Mercado (Forever Young Seniors Society), Ms. Celyna Sia Sherst (Filipino Seniors Club of BC), & Ms. Ching Hipol (Filipino Zodiac Circle of BC Society). Mr. Fernando P. Salanga, PHILVETS President, in his welcome address said “This celebration is our way of paying tribute and expressing our sympathy, eternal gratitude and affirmation that we have not forgotten the thousands of Filipino and American soldiers who displayed extraordinary gallantry and courage beyond the call of duty in defending Bataan and Corregidor in 1942.”

    Highlights of the celebrationwas the coronation of Philvets Queen of Valor, Ms. Imelda Espejo Canlas. A Spring Free Style Fashion Show directed by Marilyn Cabico & Ofelia Padua, was featured, participated in by glamorous models, added zest to the celebration. Models: Jasmine Cabarrabang, Kristine Palomares, Angel Anselmo, Rochelle Canlas, Jasmine Stacey, Merlina Fayusal, Celyna Sherst, Virgie Flores, Mitzi Echague, Virgie Archie, Narcy Vinluan, Luz Stacey, Rose Tedlie, Nelia Asutilla, Helen Villarico, Leocy dela Cruz, Rose Taruc, Gloria Lorenzo, Daria David, Linda Gonzales, Genie Lactao, Erlinda Urrutia, Domeng Bagunu, Puring Salazar & Raymond Lam.

    The Zambales Line Dancers: Merlina Fayusal, Angelina Balaong and Carmelita Claudio opened the program with an invigorating dance number. The Philippine Tapestry presented a cultural  show, choreographed by Leny & Letty Arboleda. A mini concert featuring the versatile Comedian/Entertainment Host, PAPA BEAR, Raffy Swap One, JJ “Wonderboy” Cepeda and Jasmine Stacey rocked the house down. The attendees were extremely entertained and took home with them not only a feeling of satisfaction at having taken part in a successful and inspirational event, but also agreeable memories of the time spent with Philvets . – Mimi Reginaldo, Program Coordinator

    philvets3 philvets4 philvets5

     

    Share

    Related Post

    Related Blogpost

    Leave a Reply

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 18 February 2018
      8 hours ago No comment

      How to Age Beautifully and Stay Healthy

      The Trudeau Liberal government never stops blindsiding Canadians. First, it was its callous support of legislation for many divisive and possibly damaging laws that involves the legalization of marijuana. Then, came the Canadian Summer Jobs, which requires applicants for federal funding of programs that give employment to young people ...

    • 18 February 2018
      8 hours ago No comment

      The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

      The Trudeau Liberal government never stops blindsiding Canadians. First, it was its callous support of legislation for many divisive and possibly damaging laws that involves the legalization of marijuana. Then, came the Canadian Summer Jobs, which requires applicants for federal funding of programs that give employment to young people ...

    • 18 February 2018
      10 hours ago No comment

      Trudeau Government Cuts PR Pathway to Caregivers

      The Trudeau Government hosted a press conference that addressed the current issue of the cancellation of the new permanent residency for caregivers and other temporary foreign workers. Present were representative from different migrant workers association, who were there to shed light on the uncertainty of the future of these workers. ...

    • 17 February 2018
      1 day ago No comment

      Philippine AirLine, now a global 4-star airline

      A big win for the Philippines — PAL CEO Philippine Airlines (PAL) has been certified as a 4-Star airline by Skytrax, the international air transport rating organisation. PAL, joining 40 other well-renowned airlines in this prestigious category, is the first and only airline in the country to have a ...

    • 16 February 2018
      2 days ago No comment

      Pailalim goes to Sweden, Turkey, Belgium

      Daniel Palacio’s Pailalim (Underground) will have screenings in three countries. The Brillante Ma Mendoza-produced drama movie is included in the lineup of the 41st Göteborg Film Festival, ongoing in Sweden until tomorrow. The Göteborg event is the largest film festival in Nordic countries—showcasing about 450 films from 80 nations ...

    %d bloggers like this: