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Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Immediately after Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda onslaught in central  Philippines, Canada sent the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)  to the Philippines to assist in the relief and rescue efforts in the disaster zones in the Panay Islands. Their heroic efforts must have saved thousands of lives from disease, hunger, thirst and lack of shelter. The DART team  comprised of medical , engineering and other rescue personnel.  The Canadian tents are still in existence in Estancia, Iloilo as a strong reminder of the support given by Canada to the Philippines. Canada's contributions  from private and government promised matching grants have reached $170 Million.

It is now time for us to thank our DART heroes personally as they will be at the Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show on June 28. They will be given special recognition at the event,  after all they deserve all the accolades and it is part of the Pinoy Spirit of friendship and camaraderie.  The team will be on hand to answer questions and to demonstrate their capabilities. Come join us at the Pinoy Fiesta and meet our heroes. visit or email for more information.

PCCF welcomed DART when they arrived from their recent mission to help Typhoon Relief in the Philippines.

Typhoon  Haiyan survivor Michelle Veloso and former Miss Philippines Canada finalist thanked the arriving members of the Disaster Assistance and Response Team (DART)

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Win FREE Tickets to Pinoy Fiesta & Tradeshow sa Toronto 2014! Join our Selfie Contest!

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:05 PM

SELFIE CONTEST! Win FREE Tickets to the Pinoy Fiesta & Tradeshow sa Toronto, plus more surprises!


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The catch? The selfie must include either an object, expression or one liner of why you are PROUD TO BE PINOY.

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PCCF attends Eat Bulaga Concert in Toronto!

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:25 PM

For the first time ever, the cast of Eat Bulaga came to Toronto and performed in front of a sold out (Watch - show at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. PCCF was proud to attend the Press Conference and the concert.  Congratulations on a very successful show! We hope you had fun Toronto! TARALETS ULIT!  #dabarkadsintoronto

Some of the cast of Eat Bulaga with some of the PCCF officers and Council of Leader together with

GMA PinoyTV consultant, Rosemer Enverga

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THANK YOU CANADA! $170 Million for Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Posted on April 5, 2014 at 5:30 PM

On Thursday April 3rd, 2014 Some of our Filipino leaders including Senator Tobias Enverga, Consul General Mahilum-West, Julius Tiangson, Dr. Solon Guzman, Merfa Bataclan, Deacon Bob Rosales, Joey Abrenilla, Fatima M and MP Alice Wong were present when Prime Minister Harper announced that the total Canadian Government and Private Donations for the typhoon Haiyan relief reached $170 Million, Canada now ranks as the third largest contributor for the Typhoon Victims.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today welcomed the tremendous generosity that Canadians have demonstrated in helping the Philippines recover from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.

The Prime Minister was pleased to announce today that individual Canadians contributed over $85 million in eligible donations that our Government is matching through its Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund.

As promised on November 10, 2013, the Government of Canada is fulfilling its commitment to match every eligible dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities responding to the impact of this natural disaster, between November 9 and December 23, 2013.



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Kabenguetans receive Dialysis Machines

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 10:15 AM

On February, 2014 the official handing over of two dialysis machines took place in the Province of Benguet, Philippines.  The Kabenguetans are thankful! The remaining machines will be distributed in other areas in the philippines. The dialysis machines will help treat patients with kidney ailments who would otherwise not be able to receive this lifesaving treatment. More updates to follow. Let us continue to do more to help others!

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Posted on February 19, 2014 at 10:25 PM

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Missing limbs and disfigured faces are just some of the qualities of Leprosy victims. Although these ancient disease is now curable, the victims are still being haunted by their misfortunes. Leprosy victims were more often ostracized by their communities, even their families. They are the poorest of the poor and they are the most likely to be hopeless and  feel their lives as meaningless.

Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation or PCCF wants to give them hope, PCCF wants to give them dignity and meaningful life. PCCF are donating the funds to build them homes through ANCOP or Answering the cry of the Poor organization.  Last January a group of PCCF officials led by EVP Rosemer Enverga with Miss Philippines Canada Caitlin Pantaleon, Mrs. Philippines Canada Chona Stinson and Little Miss Philippines  Canada Anjali Pathmanathan visited the site at Tala, Caloocan to meet the recipients of the first ten houses. Another ten houses were pledged to complete the village. The delegation was greeted by performances from the children and adults. Later on that day, the pageantries distributed four balikbayan boxes of  backpacks donated by the Pantaleon Family, full of school supplies to children and bags full of candies and other goodies.


It was truly an experience of a lifetime for  the PCCF delegation, most especially the pageantry for indeed their hard work has paid off, they  made quite a remarkable difference to other peoples'  lives. They are giving hope and dignity to the leprosy victims, they are even bringing their families together by living in their own homes. One of the recipients quoted, " they are not only beautiful outside but also beautiful inside". PCCF president, Romy Rafael declared,  "We can only help if our events like Pinoy Fiesta and the pageantry are successful , we have to work harder, we need everyone's support, we have to be united to be able to help the poorest of the poor, we have to have fun and help at the same time." 

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PCCF Pageant Beauties' trip to the Philippines

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 12:30 AM

The winners of the 2013 PCCF Beauty Pageants were excited to claim their prize and travel to the Philippines! Here are just some of the highlights.

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January 15th, 2014 - Visit to the ANCOP Village in Tala, Caloocan

The PCCF entourage including Little Miss Philippines Canada 2013 - Anjali Pathmanathan, Miss Philippines Canada 2013 - Caitlin Pantaleon, Mrs. Philippines Canada 2013 - Chona Stinson, representing Little Mr Philippines, Edward Jones together with their families and Senator Tobias Enverga and PCCF members - Rosemer Enverga, Ron & Cheryl Pantaleon, Kriss & Gemma Jones (Sena Flores & Gloria/Phillip Rafanan) were warmly welcomed by the ANCOP beneficiaries. Through the success of PCCF's events, a new village will rise in the Philippines to support families who have been affected by leprosy. Let us continue to help our kababayans!

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Ate Katelyn: Im from Canada but I'm a Filipina

Aleng Maliit: Oh, I'm from Pampanga and I'm a Filipina!

Pagaling na ng pagaling si Aleng Maliit, Congratulations po sa ating Dabarkads!



 It was quite an experience for the current Miss Philippines Canada 2013 Caitlin Pantaleon, she was chosen to be the guest at the Ryzza Mae Show.  The interview by Ryzza was a blast, the audience was full of laughter all throughout the exchange of pleasantries and questions like are you Canadian or Filipino which Caitlin answers she is both a Canadian and a Filipino, which Ryzza replied by saying she is both from Pampanga and a Filipino, to everyone's laughter. Caitlin partly performed her best in talent performance in the show, got a big round of applause from the audience. To see full video :

Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation or PCCF delegation was on hand to watch the show, Mrs Philippines Canada Chona Stinson and Little Miss Philippines Canada Angeli Patmanathan...were also both well acknowledged within the crowd and on international TV. A truly experience of a lifetime indeed.  If you or you know anyone one who wants to have an experience of a lifetime call Bing 905 472 3194, Fe  416 456 4891 or Ethel 416 423 4753 or email or visit


  • Donation was presented to one of the hosts of 24 ORAS, Mel Tiangco of the KAPUSO FOUNDATION

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AFCM raises over $230K for Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Relief

Posted on January 11, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Through the successful appeal of Father Ben Ebcas, individuals and communities from all faiths and cultures united to help the millions of Filipinos impacted by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda last November, 2013.  Special thanks to the Canadian Government of who doubled all eligible donations to this worthy cause, the volunteers of the Our Lady of Assumption Church, Rosemer Enverga chair of the Archdiocesan Filipino Catholic Missions (AFCM) and to the community!

Solicitation of over $230,000 that was sent through Sharelife, matched dollar for dollar by the Government of Canada. In two weeks time, the total donation to the affected areas reached over 16 million pesos. A great work indeed by everyone who donated and volunteered to make a difference for the community.


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