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Join the Filipino Community celebrates the victory of the First Filipino ever elected as Member of Parliament in Canada - Rechie Valdez.  
Please check the poster below for details on how to be part of this historical event.  Indeed a victory for all of us!
The Mabuhay Philippines Festival Songwriting Competition is ON! Join and be part of PIDC's exciting contest and win exciting prizes. For more information and details of the competition, please check the poster below, visit www.pidccanada.ca website or simply email PIDC at pidcsongwritingcomp@gmail.com.  Also, please check the PIDC Community Facebook Page for competition updates!
Welcome to  the PIDC Mabuhay Philippine Festival SongWriting Competition. Be part of PIDC's exciting quest to develop and enhance original Philippine Music compositions and musical artists
and improve Filipino Culture, Arts and Heritage awareness through music. On Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 8PM EST is the Final Competition Virtual Event with our special celebrity guest host and celebrity judges.  Please check the poster below for details and the prizes for the winning entries to the theme: "Rise - A New Beginning!"
To submit your entry, please go to www.tinyurl.com/pidcsongwritingcomp/ or simply scan the QR Code in the poster. For more information on the contest Rules and Regulation, please visit www.pidccanada.ca.  The deadline for entry submission is October 20, 2021.
THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY AND IS. GOVERNED BY CANADIAN LAW
“Makisaya at Magdiwang sa Paggunita ng Araw Ng Kasarinlan ng ating mahal na bayang Pilipinas!”
Inviting you all to join the PIDC Family in celebrating 123rd Philippine Independence Day during this Filipino Heritage Month in Canada.  A game-filled, fun and entertaining Virtual Celebration is coming up on June 18, 2021 @7:30PM EST: Facebook.com/PIDCToronto! See you all there!
We hope to see you tonight at 6:30 PM right here on our Facebook page for the first ever Virtual Asian Cultural and Food Festival in Canada! We are excited for you to see the Philippines segment!
OUR CHRISTMAS SHOW "PASKOHAN" IS THIS SATURDAY AT 7PM HERE ON FACEBOOK!  Mark your calendar, it's a virtual Christmas celebration to remember!  See you then! 

We are going LIVE here on our Facebook page at 7pm Dec 5th! Share with your family and friends and let's gather together virtually and celebrate our Filipino traditions together! Comment below if you are excited and tag your friends and family! 

Funded by Canadian Heritage and the Government of Canada. Thank you to our sponsors, advertisers , TD, TFC  ABS-CBN, all the talents, dignitaries for making this show possible! Of course, our PIDC board members,  spearheaded by Chairman and Founder of PIDC Ms. Norma Carpio!
We all invite you to tomorrow's celebration! Here's the link! See you at 11am! Thank you to the board of PIDC for all their contributions in making this show possible! Now let's celebrate!
https://pidccanada.ca/watch-festival-2020/
Mabuhay Philippines Virtual Festival on August 22 - 23, 2020, presents a fashion show featuring Filipino world-renowned designers: Renee Salud, Francis Libiran, Ditta Sandico, Shanon Pamaong, Kenneth Barlis and Jaki Penalosa. Join and watch this spectacular segment and entertainment at https://www.pidccanada.ca...show starts at 11am!
Paulina B. Corpuz-Chair Youth & Heritage, PIDC Council of Leaders
Ben S.Corpuz, PIDC External Vice President and Chair Parade and Community Participation
Mabuhay Philippines Virtual Festival celebrates "PAMANA" on August 22-23, 2020. Join PIDC in proudly showcasing Filipino Heritage. Hours of fun, entertainment, fashion as local and international celebrities, including Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, join together to recognize Covid19 Frontline Workers globally. 

Experience the first Virtual celebration of the Mabuhay Philippines in partnership with TD Bank and TFC.
 
Samahan ninyo kaming balikan at gunitain ang Pamana ng Lahing Pilipino!
PIDC Slates Mabuhay Philippines First Virtual Festival 2020

Mabuhay Philippines First Virtual Festival 2020, the pioneering flagship project of the Philippine Independence Day Council- PIDC is slated to take- off on August 22 and 23, 2020 at Noon. This year's event titled “PAMANA" is the MPF's signature cultural edition to be virtually celebrating in the world stage the best and proud legacy of the Filipinos.

The Philippines has a very rich and vibrant culture and tradition dating back to the pre-Spanish time and until today. "Pamana” is a Filipino term which means "heritage" in English and "patrimoine" in French. It is just meaningfully right this summertime, amid the pandemic health crisis, that PIDC, a 23 - year old non-profit umbrella organization of Filipino Canadian volunteers, professionals, community leaders and advocates will be showcasing and sharing with the public the home country's wonderful patrimony.

Purposefully, the presentation is aimed at paying a special tribute to Filipino Front liners and Essential workers around the world who have continually and consistently served and sacrificed to keep everyone safe and healthy. PIDC salutes its many brave kababayans on their noble tasks! It has the support and the contributions made by its virtual celebration partners, namely TD Canada Trust, The Filipino Channel (TFC), World Financial Group (WFG) and Imperial World Inc. 

The PAMANA virtual presentation will be hosted by Melissa Grelo, a Filipino-Canadian and an award-winning host of Canada's top CTV programs “The Social" & "Your Morning". The show is co-hosted and directed by a long-time supporter of PIDC, Cristina Carpio, Editor-in-chief of a national lifestyle publication, MarQuee Magazine. Among the stars appearing in the show are Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Magnayon Gray, Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago and renowned fashion designers Renee Salud, Francis Libiran, Shanon Pamaong, Kenneth Barlis, Jaki Penalosa and Ditta Sandico. 

Providing musical entertainment for the fashion show are Torontonians Ma-Anne Dionisio, Martha Joy, Emilio Zarris, Belinda Corpuz, Jenifer Camacho, Josie De Leon, Chyrell SamsonRonquillo, Danny Orbillo and Jennifer Uy.  Also included are special performances by Kiara  Fina, Danica Carpio, Scott Dion Brown, Celine Grey, Precious Hernandez, Melanie Lazaro, Michael Elefano, Nicolas Manlapaz, Janelle Gonzales, Kayleigh Cerezo, Peyton  Garcia, Alexis Manego, Leonor Abad, Stephanie Artuz, Esme Estepa & Jonathan McLeon and the Mrs. Philippines entourage, and opening interviews with celebrities and popular Canadian Filipino TV media personalities making a mark.  There will also be important messages of support from several dignitaries in the Canadian scene.   

The simulated images event is produced and coordinated by Mabuhay Philippines Festival Chair Norma Carpio, WFG-World Financial Group Senior Executive Vice-Chairman Agnes Pasaporte Miranda, PIDC President Ramon Estaris, and ably supported by PIDC officers & members, local talents, techno whizzes, volunteers and other stakeholders. Raymund Villanueva and Ramon Torralba, respectively, are the fashion director and musical director of the show.

The following engaged and helped out in the show's administrative and technical production: Reel Vision( live stream), Tom Tan( marketing & sponsors), Ben & Paulina Corpuz( parade), Melinda Manlapaz & Chyrell Samson-Ronquillo ( local performers entertainment), Gene Elamparo & Aurora Ticzon Elefano ( youth performances), Minda Neri & Suzy Llanera (vendors & exhibitors), Danny Orbillo & Suzy Llanera ( website & Facebook, Social Media), Marlene Lucas ( fashion show), Aimee Maravilla, Helen Lao & Nene Ticzon ( front liners), Rose Cruz, Ophelia Santiago & Vilma Tahsin ( community liaison) and a list of other community volunteers.   

The program will also be promoted globally through Mabuhay Festival partner, The Filipino Channel (TFC) and ABS-CBN along with other PIDC partners worldwide. So come on now! In the comfort of your homes, everyone is invited and encouraged to watch, learn and listen during the 2- day celebration by checking the PIDC website:  www.pidccanada.ca  and Facebook page:  Philippine Independence Day Council.
SAVE THE DATE:  August 22-23, 2020
PIDC proudly presents the Mabuhay Philippines Virtual Festival 2020. Join us as we commemorate Filipino Heritage and Culture in this year's theme "Pamana" and in recognition of the Covid19 Frontline Workers.  See you all there!
The newly elected Board of Directors of the Philippine Independence Day Council. #pidc
PIDC had the honour of having dinner with the new Consul General Orontes Castro to welcome him to Toronto and to discuss ways in which PIDC can help address community issues.  #pidc
PIDC in attendance at "Hilot means Healer" starring @belindacorpuz
Dora Mavor Moore Award Winner, Ma-Anne Dionisio, To Highlight The 2019 Mabuhay Philippines Festival Gala

PIDC is pleased to announce that the 2019Mabuhay Philippines Festival, will headline Dora Awardee, Ma-Anne Dionisio.Ms. Dionisio was recently  recognized  for  her   “Outstanding   Performance   in   aLeading Role, Musical Theatre”, in the production “Next to Normal”, this pastJune. Ms. Dionisio is a globally recognized talent in the world of musical theatreand many will recall her role in Miss Saigon, in which she played the lead role ofKim. Ms. Dionisio has also performed in Les Misérables, portraying the samecharacter (Eponine), which catapulted another Filipina musical legend, Ms. LeaSalonga, onto the global stage.  

Also featured in the evening’s program will be the vocal talents of Emilio Zarrisand Martha Joy, both of whom boast distinguished pedigrees and are celebratedperformers within the Filipino-Canadian community. 

The Gala will be hosted at The Toronto Sheraton Centre Hotel, in downtownToronto, on August 22, 2019. Keeping guests engaged will be our beautiful co-emcees for the evening, Christina Carpio, Editor in Chief MarQuee Magazine andHost of Going Global on Amazon Prime together with CP24’s Kayla Marieto. 

PIDC   would   like   to   extend   its   sincerest   gratitude   to   TD   Bank;   CIBC;   WorldFinancial Group (WFG); Philippine Airlines; Knowledge First; the Government ofCanada; and the Government of Ontario, for supporting and sponsoring an eventthat celebrates the Filipino-Canadian community, along with diversity.The evening’s programme will start at 7:00pm and guests are reminded that theattire for the evening is either Filipiniana or Business Attire. 

The Gala is the kick-off to the Mabuhay Philippines Festival, which will take placeon August 24th and 25th, at Nathan Phillips Square.  Attendees will be treated toseveral   cultural   performances,   a   fashion   showcase,   as   well   as   a   variety   ofvendors. In addition, the Festival will feature several activities for families andchildren,   a   basketball   tournament   and   a   beer   garden.   Of   course,   the   mainattraction of the Festival, will be the parade, which takes place on August 25th,and   showcases   some  of   the   many   different   traditions   and   cultures   from   thePhilippines, and generally includes many distinguished members of the politicalcommunity, supporting and recognizing the contributions of the Filipino-Canadiancommunity.

Tickets for the gala are only $100 per person and can be reserved by sending anemail   money   transfer   to   the   PIDC   Treasurer,   Nene   Ticzon   atneneticzonpidc@gmail.com.     For   more   details   and   to   contact   us,   check   ourFacebook page at www.facebook.com/PIDCtoronto or Instagram @pidc.toronto
The PIDC Pageant Team!
The winner of the 2019 Miss Philippines PIDC title is candidate number 3, Stephanie Artuz.

 First runner up is candidate number 4, Adrienne Lyel Tupas and second runner up is candidate number 5, Rhyanna Amour Estrada.

 Congratulations! #pidc #missphilippinespidc2019
This year's candidates for Miss Philippines PIDC. #pidc #missphilippinespidc2019
Happy Philippine Independence Day to all our kababayans! We'll see you at Toronto City Hall today at 12 noon for the Philippine flag raising ceremony.  Our celebration of Filipino Heritage Month continues!
The winner of this year's Mrs. Philippines PIDC is Candidate #2, Leonor Abad-Poizner. #pidc #mrsphilippinespidc
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