Senator Enverga celebrates first Filipino Canadian Commanding Officer of the Royal Regiment of Canada

  • Page Views 519
  • Toronto, Ontario –  The Honourable Tobias C. Enverga Jr., Senator from Ontario, joined the Royal Regiment of Canada at the Fort York Armoury in Toronto, Ontario to celebrate the Royal Regiment of Canada’s Change of Command Parade, Sorrel Day, and Family Day events.

    “As a proud Canadian, I am grateful to be standing here today to commend the brave work of members of the Royal Regiment of Canada, who have a long and proud history of selflessly serving Canadians and Canada’s interests since 1862,” said Senator Enverga in a statement.

    Senator Enverga gave special thanks to Lieutenant-Colonel Tom Payne, who had led the Royal Regiment of Canada for three years, providing exemplary service and leadership.

    Senator Enverga also extended warm congratulations to the Regiment’s incoming Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Nonato, who becomes the first Filipino-Canadian to hold this post.  Prior to taking command of the Royal Regiment of Canada, Nonato graduated from Kingston’s prestigious Royal Military College and served in missions in Afghanistan and South Sudan.  Lieutenant Colonel Nonato, and his accomplished and successful wife Sheila, are a source of great pride for the Filipino-Canadian community.

    “As celebrations are upon us to mark and commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday, now is a perfect time for me to … laud all members of the Canadian Army for their good work and service,” said Senator Enverga.

    Sorrel Day marks Canada’s valiant June 1916 victory over Germany during the World War I Battle of Mount Sorrel, near Ypres, Belgium.

    The Royal Regiment of Canada was formed in 1862, making it one of Canada’s oldest regiments.

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 20 February 2018
      7 hours ago No comment

      GMA Pinoy TV partners with Philippine Nurses Association of America’s Events

      GMA Network’s flagship international channel GMA Pinoy TV provided full support to the recent back-to-back events organized by the Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc. (PNAA) for local and international nursing delegates. The events held in Manila last January 25 and 26 dubbed, “Filipino Nurses Global Summit II” and ...

    • 20 February 2018
      9 hours ago No comment

      Marian Rivera continues her journey as a Kapuso

      Primetime Queen Marian Rivera remains a loyal and full-fledged Kapuso as she renewed her exclusive contract with GMA Network, Inc. last February 5. Marian, who has been a Kapuso for more than a decade, said she feels happy and fulfilled with her renewal of contract with GMA 7, “Malaki ...

    • 20 February 2018
      11 hours ago No comment

      It’s nice to be the boss – Ryzza Mae Dizon

      RYZZA Mae Dizon continues to impress the viewing public with her wit, charm and humor as she takes on a new role in longest running noontime variety program “Eat, Bulaga!” (EB). Gone are the days when the former “Little Miss Philippines” winner was recognized by many through her moniker ...

    • 19 February 2018
      1 day ago No comment

      TRAIN lifts BIR tax collection by 15 percent

      The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)  posted a 15 percent it growth in its tax collections in January, the first month of the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act, according to Caesar Dulay, BIR commissioner. At this growth level, the collection in January likely ...

    • 19 February 2018
      1 day ago No comment

      Philippine peso weakest, hits P52.12:$1

      The Philippine peso fell to P52 against the dollar on Wednesday, weighed down by a widening trade deficit and concerns over US inflation that led to the currency’s weakest close in over 11 years. The local currency opened at P52.03:$1, traded at P51.90 to P52.12, and finally ended the ...

    %d bloggers like this: