Chairmanship

The Torch has been passed. Without the past, we will not have the present.

The Executive Officers and Board of Directors of PIDC would like to thank and acknowledge the contribution of the people who chaired the different events of PIDC for the past 30 years.

Philippine Independence Day Committee (Independence Day Gala Night):

1994 – Ricky Castellvi

1995 – Mann Nacario

1996 – Roland Chan

1997 – Eddie Lee

*** (No information yet on 1993 & prior years Committee Chair)

PIDC Presidents and Event Chairs:

1998: President Dr. Francisco Portugal
Chair – President’s Ball Dr. Vicky Santiago
Chair – Independence Day Gala Edgar Adan
1999: President Edgar Adan
Chair – Independence Day Gala Dr. Vicky Santiago/Zoraida Locquaio
Chair – Independence Day Picnic Dr. Ernesto Quinit
Chair – PIDC Beauty Pageant Ores Ting
Chair – Fundraising Dr. Vicky Santiago/Norma Carpio
Chair – Sports Bobby del Rio
Chair – Fashion Show Peter Palomera
Chair – Arts & Design (PIDC Logo) William Riosa
2000 President Norma Carpio
Chair – Miss Philippines – PIDC* Dario Meriales
Chair – Asia Pacific Rim Festival Jose (Pempe) Saavedra Jr.
Chair – Independence Day Gala Zoraida Locqia
Chair – Independence Day Picnic Manny Buadoo
2001 President Norma Carpio
Chair – Miss Philippines – PIDC* Jess Cabrias
Chair – Independence Day Gala Zoraida Locqia
Chair – Independence Day Picnic Manny Buadoo
Chair – Mabuhay! Philippines & Asia Arts Festival Jose (Pempe) Saavedra Jr.
2002 President Jose (Pempe) Saavedra Jr.
Chair – Miss Philippines-PIDC Albert Alonzo
Chair – Independence Day Gala Evelyn Pagkalinawan
Chair – Independence Day Picnic Lolit Tablang
Chair – Mabuhay! Philippines & Asia Arts Festival Deo Moreno
2003 President Jose (Pempe) Saavedra Jr.
Chair – Miss Philippines-PIDC Albert Alonzo
Chair – Independence Day Gala Jun Enverga
Chair – Independence Day Picnic Leonie Manzanares
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Toronto Summer Festival Deo Moreno
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Parade Joseph Redoblado
2004 President Jose (Pempe) Saavedra Jr.
Chair – Star Babies Suzy Llanera
Chair – Miss Little Philippine Rosemer Enverga
Chair – Miss Philippines PIDC Alberto Alonzo
Chair – Independence Day Gala Jun Enverga
Chair – Independence Day Picnic Leonie Manzanares
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Basketball Tournament Ramon Fermin
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines! Toronto Summer Festival Joseph Redoblado
2005 President Jose (Pempe) Saavedra Jr.
Chair – ROM Friday Nights Minda Neri
Chair – Miss Little Philippines Rosemer Enverga and Rose Cruz
Chair – Miss Philippines 2005 and Miss Teen Phils. 2005 Albert Alonzo and Suzy Llanera
Chair – Star Babies Suzy Llanera
Chair – PIDC Spring Dance Leonie Manzanares
Chair – Independence Day Gala Bernie Sychangco
Chair – Independence Day Picnic Pete Mauricio and Rose Cruz
Chair – Mabuhay Metro Pop Singing Comp Cristian Serano
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Basketball Tournament Ramon Fermin
Chair – Sunnyside Sundays Josie Consunji
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Parade Jun Enverga/Estring Aguinaldo
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival and Trade Show Karen Pascual-Binaday
2006 President Jun Enverga
Chair – New Year’s Bash and Induction Imie Belanger
Chair – PIDC Grand Pageant Albert Alonzo and Suzy Llanera
Chair – Copa Cabana Night Pete Mauricio
Chair – Little Miss Philippines Rosemer Enverga and Rose Cruz
Chair – Independence Day Gala Rafael Nebres
Chair – Salo-salo sa Earl Bales Pete Mauricio
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Basketball Tournament Ramon Fermin
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival and Trade Show Karen Binaday/Minda Neri
2007 President Jun Enverga
Chair – PIDC Grand Pageant Albert Alonzo and Suzy Llanera
Chair – Copa Cabana Night Pete Mauricio
Chair – Little Miss Philippines Rosemer Enverga and Rose Cruz
Chair – Independence Day Gala Rafael Nebres
Chair – Salo-salo sa Earl Bales Pete Mauricio
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Basketball Tournament Ramon Fermin
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival and Trade Show Minda Neri
2008 President Jun Enverga
Chair – PIDC Grand Pageant Rosemer Enverga
Chair – Miss Philippines Gene Elamparo/Rory Elefano
Chair – Mrs Philippines Ethel Stewart/Sena Flores
Chair – Little Miss Philippines Sheila Canizares
Chair – Independence Day Gala Bernie Sychangco
Chair – Salo-salo sa Earl Bales Pete Mauricio/Imie Belanger
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Basketball Tournament Ramon Fermin/Vilma Tashin
Chair – Mabuhay Digest Jun Villaruz/Roy Start
Chair – Dancing to be a Star Leonie Manzanares
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Minda Neri/Jun Enverga
2009 President Jun Enverga
Chair – PIDC Grand Pageant Rosemer Enverga
Chair – Miss Philippines Gene Elamparo/Bing Marasigan
Chair – Mrs Philippines Ethel Stewart/Sena Flores
Chair – Little Miss Philippines Sheila Canizares
Chair – Independence Day Gala Bernie Sychangco
Chair – Salo-salo sa Earl Bales Pete Mauricio/Imie Belanger
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Basketball Tournament Ramon Fermin/Vilma Tashin
Chair – Mabuhay Digest Jun Villaruz/Roy Start
Chair – Dancing to be a Star Leonie Manzanares
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Minda Neri
2010 President Minda Neri
Chair – PIDC Induction Ball Gene Elamparo/Bernie Sychanco
Chair – PIDC Grand Pageant Rosemer Enverga
Chair – Miss Philippines Bing Marasigan
Chair – Mrs Philippines Ethel Stewart/Sena Flores
Chair – Little Miss Philippines Sheila Canizares
Chair – Independence Day Gala Estring Aguinaldo
Chair – Salo-salo sa Earl Bales Jun Villaruz/Gene Elamparo
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Volleyball Tournament Vilma Tashin
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Basketball Tournament Vilma Tashin
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Bernie Sychangco
2011 President Minda Neri
Chair – PIDC Grand Pageant Rory Elefano
Chair – Miss Philippines Gene Pardo-Elamparo
Chair – Little Miss Philippines Suzy Llanera
Chair – Independence Day Gala Norma Carpio
Chair – Salo-salo sa Earl Bales Jun Villaruz/Gene Elamparo
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Volleyball Tournament Vilma Tashin
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Basketball Tournament Vilma Tashin
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Jun Villaruz
2012 President Norma Carpio
Chair – PIDC Induction Aimee Maravilla
Chair – PIDC Grand Pageant Rory Elefano
Chair – Miss Philippines Gene Pardo-Elamparo
Chair – Little Miss Philippines Helen Lao/Jennifer Sy
Chair – Independence Day Gala/Dancing to be a Star Vhert Bugton/Leonie Manzanare
Chair – Salo-salo sa Earl Bales Nene Ticzon
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Basketball Tournament Vilma Tashin
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Minda Neri
2013 President Norma Carpio
Chair – PIDC Grand Pageant Gene Pardo-Elamparo
Chair – Miss Philippines Rory Elefano
Chair – Little Miss Philippines Helen Lao
Chair – Independence Day Gala Ted Dayno/Nene Ticzon
Chair – Flag Raising Event Verth Bugtong
Chair – Salo-salo sa Earl Bales Nene Ticzon
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Volleyball Tournament Vilma Tashin
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Basketball Tournament Vilma Tashin
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Mike Aprieto
2014 President Norma Carpio
Chair – PIDC Grand Pageant Gene Pardo-Elamparo
Chair – Miss Philippines Rory Elefano/Cesar Manebo
Chair – Little Miss Philippines Helen Lao/Rose Calvo
Chair – Independence Day Gala Rory Elefano
Chair – Flag Raising Event Verth Bugtong
Chair – Salo-salo sa Earl Bales Nene Ticzon
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Volleyball Tournament Vilma Tashin
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Basketball Tournament Vilma Tashin
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Karen Pascual Binaday
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Parade Gene Pardo-Elamparo
Chair – Mabuhay Exhibitors/Vendors Minda Neri
Chair – Fundraising (Typhoon Haiyan) Gene Pardo Elamparo/
(GK Canada) Karen Pascual Binaday
2015 President Norma Carpio
Chair – PIDC Grand Pageant Gene Pardo-Elamparo
Chair – Miss Philippines Rory Elefano
Chair – Little Miss Philippines Helen Lao/Rose Calvo
Chair – Independence Day Gala Tomas Tan
Chair – Salo-salo sa Earl Bales Nene Ticzon
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Volleyball Tournament Vilma Tashin
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Basketball Tournament Vilma Tashin
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Karen Pascual Binaday
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Parade Gene Pardo-Elamparo
Chair – Mabuhay Philip Fest Fashion Show Agnes Miranda
Chair – Mabuhay Exhibitors/Vendors Minda Neri
2016 President Norma Carpio
Chair – PIDC Grand Pageant Rory Elefano
Chair – Miss Philippines Gene Pardo-Elamparo
Chair – Little Miss Philippines Helen Lao
Chair – Mrs. Philippines Jun Villaruz
Chair – Flag Raising Event Karen Pascual-Binaday
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Golf Tournament Roy Start
Chair – Independence Day Gala Tomas Tan
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Volleyball Tournament Vilma Tashin
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Basketball Tournament Vilma Tashin
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Karen Pascual Binaday
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Parade Ben Corpuz
Chair – Mabuhay Philip Fest Fashion Show Agnes Miranda
Chair – Mabuhay Exhibitors/Vendors Minda Neri
Chair – Fundraising (Miss Universe, Pia Wurztbach) Karen Pascual Binaday
(Hospital for Sick Kids) Norma Carpio
2017 President Norma Carpio
Chair – PIDC Grand Pageant Rory Elefano
Chair – Miss Philippines Gene Pardo-Elamparo
Chair – Little Miss Philippines Helen Lao
Chair – Flag Raising Event Karen Pascual-Binaday
Chair – Independence Day Gala Tomas Tan
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Golf Tournament Karen Pascual-Binaday
Chair – Salo-salo sa Earl Bales Nene Ticzon
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Volleyball Tournament Vilma Tashin
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Basketball Tournament Vilma Tashin
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Karen Pascual Binaday
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Parade Ben Corpuz
Chair – Mabuhay Philip Fest Fashion Show Agnes Miranda
Chair – Mabuhay Exhibitors/Vendors Gene Elamparo/Randy Bucao
2018 President Karen Pascual Binaday
Chair – PIDC Grand Pageant Gene Pardo-Elamparo
Chair – Miss Philippines Rory Elefano
Chair – Little Miss Philippines Helen Lao
Chair – Mrs. Philippines Ophelia Santiago
Chair – Flag Raising Karen Pascual-Binaday
Chair – Independence Day Gala Tomas Tan
Chair – Salo-salo sa Earl Bales Ben Corpuz
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Basketball Tournament Clyde Pacis
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Norma Carpio
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Parade Ben Corpuz
Chair – Mabuhay Philip Fest Fashion Show Agnes Miranda
Chair – Mabuhay Exhibitors/Vendors Gene Elamparo/Randy Bucao
2019 President Karen Pascual Binaday
Chair – PIDC Grand Pageant Gene Pardo-Elamparo
Chair – Miss Philippines Rory Elefano
Chair – Little Miss Philippines Helen Lao
Chair – Flag Raising Karen Pascual-Binaday
Chair – Independence Day Gala Tomas Tan
Chair – Salo-salo sa Earl Bales Nene Ticzon
Chair – Mabuhay Cup Basketball Tournament Clyde Pacis
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Ben Corpuz
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Parade Rory Elefano/Suzy Llanera
Chair – Mabuhay Philip Fest Fashion Show Agnes Miranda
Chair – Mabuhay Exhibitors/Vendors Gene Pardo-Elamparo
Chair – Fundraising, Miss Universe, Catriona Gray (Bantay Bata – ABSCBN) Karen/Agnes/Gene
2020 President Ramon Estaris
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Virtual Show Part 1 and 2 Norma Carpio
Co-Chair – Mabuhay Phil Part 1&2 Agnes Miranda/Melinda Manlapaz
Program Director: Cristina Carpio
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Grant Andrew Carpio/Ramon Estaris/Gene Elamparo
Chair –PIDC Fundraising Aimee Maravilla
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Sponsorship Tom Tan/Norma Carpio
Chairs – Mabuhay Philippines Festival – Vendors Minda Neri/Suzy Llanera

(Note: due to COVID 19 in 2020; all regular PIDC activities were cancelled)

2021 President Ramon Estaris
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Festival Virtual Show Norma Carpio
Program Director: Mon Torralba
Committee Members: Agnes Miranda, Melinda Manlapaz
Ben Corpuz, Rory Elefano,
Suzy Llanera, Aimee Maravilla
Chair – Mabuhay Gala Tom Tan/Melinda Manlapaz
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Grant Andrew Carpio/Gene Elamparo/Melinda Manlapaz
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Sponsorships Tom Tan
Chair – Mabuhay Philippines Songwriting
Competition (Virtual show/Semi Live)
Ramon Estaris
Committee Members: Agnes Miranda, Danny Orbillo,
Chyrell Samson Ronquillo
Gene Pardo Elamparo, Al Tupe
Chair – Filipino Heritage Month/Philippines
Independence Day (Virtual show)
Ramon Estaris
Committee Members: Agnes Miranda, Danny Orbillo,
Rory Elefano, Aimee Maravilla,
Suzy Llanera, Nene Ticzon,
Chyrell Ronquillo, Ben Corpuz
Gene Pardo Elamparo
Website: Neil Cessario/Gene Elamparo

(Note: due to COVID 19 in 2021; all regular PIDC activities were cancelled)

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