MFFC Celebrates the Philippines and Canada 2022
By Karen Tan
Summer is looking very good for our MFFC members as Ontario begins to open up the province, with several festivals being hosted and lots of chances for our members to showcase their talents.
June 12, 2022 Philippine
MFFC Celebrates Dr. Jose P. Rizal's 161st Birthday Anniversary
MFFC Celebrates Philippine Independence Day Virtually
So proud and thankful to our energetic MFFC seniors!
They volunteered to help with spring cleaning. We plan to finish off with the kitchen cupboard liners and closets at another session. Click here for more photos.
How to Obtain Dual Citizenship in the Philippines
OSCG Grant Announcement by Hon. Logan Kanapathi, MPP
On Febraury 25, 2022, the Honorable Logan Kanapathi visited our community centre to announce and present a certificate for the recent grant we have received from the Ontario Seniors Community Grant program of $22,570. Please click here to watch the video clip of the event.
Philippine Restaurant Month 2022
Click here for the press release from the Philippine Department of Tourism and the Philippine Consulate Office.
Alex Chiu - Banaag Award 2021 Recipient
By Karen Tan
On January 25, 2022, the Philippine Consulate General - Toronto announced that Alex Chiu (†)1 was chosen as a recipient of the 2021 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO) and awarded the Banaag Award 2021 posthumously.
Stemming from humble beginnings, Alex served his Markham community for 33 years as councilor for ward 8. During this time, the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) was also established together with his wife Alicia Chiu and a small but very dedicated group of individuals who all shared the responsibilities of running the much respected and beloved organization. The work he has accomplished for more than 3 decades was unprecedented and has spanned not just Ontario but also to the Philippines. He is known to his peers as a man with few words but motivated to action. His wife, Alicia daughter, Cherrie Marie and son, Christopher (†)2, were steadfast supporters of all his projects.
MFFC Holds its 2021 AGM
December 11, 2021 - The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians held their Annual General Meeting on December 11, 2021 via Zoom this year due to Covid-19. This is the second year the AGM has been held virtually.