December 19, 2020 - The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians held their Annual General Meeting on December 19, 2020 via Zoom this year due to Covid-19. Things have been different and difficult as its members have not been able to meet face to face, but everyone who registered looked to be in high spirits as they met over video and greetings entailed.
Dear esteemed leaders of Filipino Canadian community and members of the media,
As part of the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto's continuing effort to reach out and assist Filipino nationals who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to seek out your assistance in reaching out to our affected kababayans so that appropriate assistance can be extended to them by the Consulate General and by other Philippine Government agencies in Toronto - Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)-Toronto, Trade Office (PTIC), Social Security System (SSS), and PAG-IBIG.
Please advise the members of your Organization and other Filipino nationals affected by COVID-19 to call us up or refer to our Advisories posted in the Consulate General's official/social media websites for important reminders and contact information of the Consulate General and the above-mentioned attached Philippine Government agencies, food bank, as well as important contact information for the testing and treatment of COVID-19.
Please assure your members and other Filipino nationals affected by COVID-19 that the confidentiality of their identity will be respected.
For related queries, please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; official website: www.philcongen-toronto.com; mobile phone no.: (416) 346-3268 / telephone no. ( 416) 922-7181 (Attn: Duty Officer) or the other contact information of Philippine Government Agencies, food bank, and testing and treatment centers for COVID-19 as indicated in our Advisories.
Very truly yours,
Orontes V. Castro
November 1st (article by BK Jimenez) - The wind stopped whooshing, the predicted shower of flurries chose to happen outside GTA, the stillness of the crisp cool evening all seemed to give way to pomp and glitter. Oh what a Night! ’Twas a jampacked gala room at Crystal Fountain when everyone came in Black and White. A grand celebration of united Filipinos in their adopted home in Markham, Ontario. Highlighting the event was the participation of the youth and the seniors through song and dance numbers. A brief seamless display of entertainment. Nonstop dancing followed - everyone gyrated to hits from the 60s to present, staying alive and upbeat.