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HFCC Flag Raising Ceremony

Today HFCC held their Flag Raising Ceremony and it almost did not happen. Due to the restrictions in place because of the Pandemic, PICAH dancers had to be cancelled. There was last minute adjustments which was a stress on the participants but as they say “the show must go on.” So it was that we bravely carried on. Many thanks to all the participants- Bonner V, who made sure the event happened, Dodong C, Rey P on the drums , Rey V and of course Romy on the guitar. The ladies contributed as well with Nunila leading the anthem, Betty, Lucy and Naty D. If we missed anybody please accept our apologies. Gaspar A did the camera work. Hopefully next year would be better as everybody looks forward to a more “normal” year.

Philippine Independence Day

123rd Philippine Independence Day Celebration speech and announcement by CEO & President Bonner Villabroza. Reminder too to stay tuned tomorrow June 12 as HFCC will proceed with a Flag Raising ceremony albeit a little more subdued due to the pandemic restrictions and protocol. A presentation by PICAH dancers will follow after.

AYUDA Initiative

What is it?

It is a pleasure to bring to you our success in procuring financial grant from the Hamilton Community Foundation in the amount of $5000.00.

This initiative was introduced to HFCC by Anabelle Ragsag and for charitable status support, Rose Labid of Jesus Is Alive Community has extended to us their charitable number.

What is this money intended for? This is to distribute as form of “Ayuda” to our senior community members, 65 years and over who have some form of disability and house-bound due to the grip of covid-19 pandemic.

We can help up to 50 people. It will be on a first come, first serve basis.

ETIHAD Airways

Alternative Airline Travel From Toronto

You can enjoy exclusive discounts with Etihad Airways that are tailor made only for you.

Effective 1 January, 2021, Etihad Airways will connect to Manila from Toronto 3 times a week with competitive fares.

Schedule effective 1 January,2021:

Up-to-date travel regulations

Travel regulations are changing daily around the world. To make sure that you and your guests stay up to date with all the latest information, we’ve developed a comprehensive 
travel guide.

Please make sure that your guests visit 
etihad.com/destinationguide to understand all requirements before their trip, including COVID-19 PCR testing and other mandatory quarantine regulations. This will make sure that they are fit to fly when they arrive at the airport.

COVID-19 PCR testing is mandatory

All guests must have a COVID-19 PCR test before traveling on any Etihad Airways flight. Tests can be carried out at any government accredited medical facility. Depending on where your guest is flying to or from, the test must be carried out between 48 and 96 hours before their flight departure time.

There are also a number of country-specific regulations that guests need to be aware of, including the requirement of antibody testing.

Read more at  
etihad.com/destinationguide.


You can also find a helpful list of suggested facilities below:

If you are travelling from another province, you must refer to your local department of health website for a list of approved COVID-19 PCR testing facilities


Protection and peace of mind with COVID-19 insurance

Our COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover is just one of the ways we promise to keep you protected with Etihad Wellness. Our cover is included with every Etihad Airways ticket traveling until the end of the year. So wherever you’re guests are flying to, they can travel there with confidence.

Learn more 

Wellness continues to be our main priority

The wellbeing of our guests, teams and partners will always be our main priority. That’s why we launched Etihad Wellness earlier this year, a wellbeing initiative that includes additional deep-cleaning and sanitization, a dedicated team of specially-trained Wellness Ambassadors and complimentary Wellness Kits for all guests on board.

Whether your guests are flying in Economy, Business or First, we’ll make sure that they feel safe, comfortable and protected at every step of their journey.

We’re immensely proud that in August and September, our guests acknowledged our wellness initiatives with a satisfaction rating of 93%.

Flexible travel policies

If a guest tests positive following their COVID-19 PCR test or where travel is restricted by government regulations and the guest is unable to travel, they are also entitled to a full refund.

Find out more 

 

For more information, please visit  etihad.com or contact Account Manager, Tanya Concessao  tconcessao@etihad.ae  or Cell +1 416 458 0792

Josie Monaco Memorial Page

It is with a great sorrow we announce the passing of
Josephine (Josie) Monaco who served with the HFCC Board
for a solid 15 years. Josie brought stern professionalism
in the performance of her job as a Board member and
as an executive team member. HFCC and the Hamilton Filipino
community will certainly miss her greatly.
Our thoughts and prayers go to her husband Joe and their two children Veronica and Jennifer.

Bonner Villabroza CEO & President HFCC

Ernie’s Memorial Page

Sad news: Ernesto (Ernie) Cabling, the father of Hamilton Filipino Golfers passed away Sep. 9, 2020.
Posted on behalf of his family, Edith and their daughter Eileen and son Justine.
Funeral arrangement as follows:
Update: Single day viewing – Sep. 24th, 2-4 & 7-9 @ Bay Garden.
Covid protocol is in effect.
Call Edith to have your name on the list to visit.

by Bonner Villabroza

A Tribute to Shy

A Tribute To Shairah Garrido

The evolution of Shairah Garrido as a singer. From the time she participated and won the Fiesta Filipinas singing contest in 2012 to the time she won Sing Pilipinas and other major contests. This calm, cool, cionfident young lady that sings with a passion has captured the hearts of many.Attribution and Credits in our Youtube Hamilton Comminity Channel. Easy to get there-just type youtube.com then type HFCC Community Channel in the search box.Don’t forget to subdcribe as we will be posting more content and you will be the first to know.

Talent Search

HFCC is on a Talent Search mission.Details: Singing Talent Challenge Search Hamilton and the Golden Horseshoe Triangle ( i.e. Scarborough, Toronto, Oakville, Mississauga, Burlington, Brantford, Cambridge, Niagara Falls).

 

Best three wins.Here are the conditions:
Must be 18-22 years of age.
Not a professional singer.
Song must be acceptable to general audience. Please no objectionable songs.
Song will be recorded via ZOOM.
Song can be in English or Tagalog
By accepting the challenge you agree to abide by the above rules.
Prizes if any, will be as awarded. The main goal is to feature local singing talents online during Philippine Heritage Month.
By participating you agree not to hold Hamilton Filipino Community Centre liable for any damages perceived or otherwise arising from this event.
PLEASE NOTE COMPRESSED TIME-LINE.
To participate:
Go to our website: http://www.hfcc8.ca/
Then click on : Contact Us
E-mail is required.
On Message section : Type in your age and the song you wish to sing and available time for recording.Then hit the Submit button.
Do not use hfcc@cogeco.net e-mail.for this contest. Please give 2 dates and time availability(a.m. or  p.m.)
Deadline: June 20, 2020
Taping starts: June 21, 2020
Each contestant will be featured in the new HFCC Community Channel in YOUTUBE.Thank you.

Philippine independence day 2020

Hamilton Celebrates The 122nd Philippine Independence Day Virtually on June 12,2020

This video is Hamilton Filipino Community Centre’s first attempt to broadcast virtually. Everyone throughout the world  is experiencing the same challenges that COVID -19 has visited upon  us. However we know from history that “this too shall pass”. Moreover Filipinos all over the world have celebrated Independence Day for over a century. This 122nd year is no exception albeit virtually. In Hamilton we  have never missed a celebration. We generally have a two day celebration ( Gala night on Friday) followed up by Flag raising ceremony  with a Catholic Mass on Sunday. but recently we added Saturday to the calendar  as well. The last 2 years we hosted Taste Of Philippines in collaboration with Bernie Carlos . This event was a Food  and Music Festival. This year we would have had a huge Garage sale on HFCC grounds , free of charge to vendors . This video depicts the sequence of events that normally occurs during our celebrations. We hope you will enjoy it. Thank you.MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS!
Attribution:
Songs
Bayan Ko – Lea Salonga  YOUTUBE
Heartache Eagle’s Cover YOUTUBE
Satisfaction Guaranteed YOUTUBE Audio Library
Video- Philippine Flag waving in wind  YOUTUBE