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Filipino Instructors Wanted

Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board is seeking Filipino Instructors

From: "Anilowski, Mary" To: "HFCC@Cogeco.Net" Cc:  Bcc:  Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 22:24:53 +0000 Subject: Filipino Instructor
Hello,    I am the Coordinator of the International Languages Elementary program for the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board. I am looking for instructors who would be interested in teaching the Filipino language to children ages 4 to 13. 
  This would take place once a week for 2.5 hours. If you have someone who may be interested please give that person my email and I will provide further information regarding the pay, the site, and the documents needed.
  Mary Anilowski    “They should be impressed by the power of our example,  not the example of our power” Bill Clinton  

Ten Dollar Haircuts

The event will be held at the HFCC ground Floor on Sept.8. First 5 people to register and book on the next 2 Wednesdays will get this special price. If you miss out on this exceptional deal we have arranged the next best deal which is 15% off on your first haircut at the salon.

Their prices are extremely competitive with other hair salons out there. Please book directly with them. This might sellout fast as it is on a first come, first serve basis. 

To find out more about the Salon visit them at:

Important update Aug. 18, 2021: All haircuts now to be done at Sampaguita Hair Salon. However for the $10.00 interested parties must register at HFCC during the next 2 Resource Centre Wednesdays(August 18 & 25  subject to availability). For those that miss out on the opportunity, Sampaguita Hair Salon is offering 15% OFF on all services including haircuts for the month of September and October. For the 15% off special you can contact Sampaguita Hair Salon directly. Here is their website address:


Phil Consular Services HAMILTON BOUND

Breaking News! HFCC and Phil. Toronto General Orantes Castro just finalized an agreement for an outreach consular services July10. 2021. Full services such as passport extension/renewal, dual citizenship processing, tax issues, legal documentation etc..could be dealt with. HFCC ia an ideal place as it lies at the centre of Southern Ontario and is easily accessible to neighbouring town and cities with ample parking.



Update for June 22, 2021

Appointment is needed for this event. All appoinments are booked thru Toronto Consular Office. According to the consular office they are able handle 10 appointments per hour. COVID-19 health protocols are still in place subject to change depending on the Provincial guidelines. At this particular point, mask wearing and social distancing are still in effect. For further inquiries contact us via or Text: 905-536-0101. Here is the website link to the Philippine Consular Office:

The address in Toronto is:

7th Floor, 160 Eglinton Ave. East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 3B5
Tel.:    (416) 922.7181
Fax.:   (416) 922.2638

News Flash! Further Update
June 24, 2021

Statement by Bonner Villabroza CEO & President HFCC, “Today, I just confirmed with Consul Gen Orantes Castro that the Hamilton Outreach program will be for July 10th and Aug. 14th. I guess Hfcc out-raced the consular office in making the announcement. Consul Gen confirmed with me that they will make the formal announcement in their website with all details. All visits to Hamilton Outreach must be pre-arranged with the Toronto Consular Office. My apology to those who called the consular office in Toronto for not getting any answer from them – – that’s is because the front office has not been advised by the proper authority yet. Now… It is confirmed and final.”

POSTPONEMENT Message June 26

Just when we thought we finally pushed thru the restrictions the province’s announcement will put a damper on the two events we have been planning. Out of an abundance of caution and for your health and safety as our first priority, we regrettably have to postpone both the distribution of cheques for the Ayuda Project scheduled for June 30 and the Hamilton Consular Services that is scheduled for July 10 at HFCC Building. Read Bonner Villabroza’s e-mail to Toronto Consul General Mr. Orantes Castro below. 

To: Phil. Toronto Consul General Orantes Castro.

Ontario and Hamilton just released their covid-19 health protocol to take effect June 30, 2021. It’s 20 people gathering outdoors and still 5 indoors. Based on these guidelines we have to postpone this Outreach Service scheduled for July the 10th. Should you have a special permit to continue, this program is cancelled for now till further notice.

We, the Hamilton Filipino Community Centre, feel bad for the postpontment of this most awaited important service for our compatriots in this area.

Truly yours,

Bonner Villabroza

Hfcc – President & CEO

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 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.


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 or contact Account Manager, Tanya Concessao  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