Special tribute to a special local Filipino leader who served the HFCC Board in 1993 to 1995. Marino de Jesus or just Mar passed away 2 days before Christmas of 2022. I took notice of his style of leadership during his short stint with the HFCC Board. Mar was a rule stalwart. He had done everything under the book. He was always punctual and expected everyone to follow his lead. He even expected everyone to have the same degree of allegiance to the organization he served. I thought I had better highlight his special quality that I had encountered among Filipino leaders in my more than 50 years community leadership. His complete obituary could be found on The Hamilton Spectator published Dec. 24, 2022.
Bonner Villabroza President & CEO Hamilton Filipino Community Centre