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Flyers for Overseas Voting Registration sticky icon

Dear Kababayans/Friends,

We are entering the last two months of the conduct of overseas registration for our kababayans who wish to vote in the 2019 mid-term Philippine national elections.

Click on the venue to view/download the flyers for the registration schedule at the Kababayan Multicultural Centre (11 August 2018), St. Paschal Baylon ( 01 September 2018), and Iglesia ni Cristo Yorkdale ( 29 September 2018).

Thank you.

Regards,

Cecilia D. Santos

Philippine Consulate General

Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians Celebrate Canada Day sticky icon

By: Mhykel A Escano

On Sunday, July 1st, the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians celebrated Canada Day at Milne Dam Conservation Park (8251 McCowan Rd). The well attended event was filled with children’s activities, the People’s Parade, international food and entertainment provided by people all over the GTA. This annual event is sponsored by the City of Markham and was once again emceed by Alan Bell.

Rizal Monument Ground-breaking Rites to Highlight 2018 Markham Independence Celebrations sticky icon

article writien by: Mogi Mogado 

The Markham Filipino community will hold its 120th Philippine Independence celebrations starting at 11:00 a.m. on June 10, 2018 at the city's Civic Centre grounds. As usual, according to the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians, sponsor of the event, the public is invited.

The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians’ (MFFC) Community-Based Projects for Seniors has been funded by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program sticky icon

The Seniors of the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) have a lot to celebrate!  Their application for Community-Based Projects for Seniors has been approved in the amount of $ 20,719 and activities are now in the works starting March 1, 2018 until February 28, 2019.

Philippine Consulate Advisory: Revised Passport Application Form and Issuance of 10-Year Validity Passports, effective 1 January 2018 sticky icon

Dear Kababayans,

Happy New Year!

Click here for the Philippine Consulate General's Advisory dated 27 December 2017 on the implementation effective 1st January 2018 of the Revised Passport Application Form, as well as the issuance of regular/ordinary passports with 10-year validity for Filipino citizens 18 years old and above and 5-year validity for those below 18 years old.

MFFC members spreads Christmas cheer! sticky icon

The various members of the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians were very busy spreading the Christmas cheer to seniors all across Toronto. The Youth Performing Arts Group and the Seniors group went out in full force on separate days to entertain various members of the Markham community and had a wonderful time.

Philippine Consulate General Toronto's Advisory dated 14 December 2017 sticky icon

Dear Kababayans,

In line with the Philippine Consulate General's objective to reach out to more Filipinos in need of consular services, click here for a copy of its Advisory dated 14 December 2017 informing that the Consulate will open for consular transactions to the public on the first Saturdays of February, May, August and November 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Congratulations to the New Board Members Elected in 2017! sticky icon

The Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians held their general members’ meeting on Friday, December 8 at the MFFC Centre. The members welcome the newly elected officers for 2018 namely:

  • Dr. Bina Comendador (3 year term)
  • Ysmael Dalmacio (3 year term)
  • Alicia Chiu (3 year term)
  • Chit Bulos (3 year term)
  • Myrna de Leon (3 year term)
  • Karen Tan (2 year term)
  • Gary de las Alas (2 year term)
  • Jane Avila  (1 year term)
  • Anna Torres (1 year term)
  • Emma Guerzon (1 year term)

A new set of officers will be chosen at the next board meeting. 

A Fantastic showing of Taste of Broadway! sticky icon

After a gruelling 18 months of planning, rehearsing, preparing and finally performing, the curtains cameup and the crowd went wild! The 4 th installment of Taste of Broadway shown on October 7 and 8 at theFlato Markham Theatre was greeted with hoots and applause. The 2 night show was a raving successand everyone cheered as the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians Youth Performing Arts Groupsang and danced their way into everyone’s hearts!

MFFC Gets Project Funded By Ontario sticky icon

An application to the Government of Ontario‘s Seniors Community Grant program was approved for the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) for a maximum of $8,000.  The grant for “Seniors’ Health, Fitness and Trip Project” will allow our ever growing membership of seniors to go on trips, learn brain games, Zumba and ballroom dancing. 

The project objective is to explore Ontario’s historical places, promote/ maintain quality of life, self-worth, mental stimulation, physical activity, link to the outside world for seniors while providing opportunities for them to participate in the community through performances at cultural/fundraising events and at senior homes.  The funding will enable up to 56 seniors from Markham and neighbouring communities to attend two trips, brain games, Zumba and ballroom lessons and perform at milestone events and senior homes.

Their first trip will be to the Hop on–Hop off Toronto trip on July 26-27, or July 28-29, or July 29-30, 2017.