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PCCM meets with Filipino community


Leaders of Winnipeg's Filipino organizations meet with PCCM leadership team. Photo by Rodge Lopez

On February 16, 2024, officers of the Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba (PCCM) led by its president Virgie Gayot met with representatives of Winnipeg's various Filipino organizations to update them about PCCM's financial status and its various programs. 

During this forum, PCCM treasurer Lou Fernandez reported that as of January 31, 2024, PCCM's mortgage payable was at $747,482.25.

Gayot said, "I am aware that our community wants to hear the financial status of PCCM... how much mortgage is left for our centre. Although the financial report is one of the major topics on the agenda, I also called the meeting to connect with the community leaders to share each other’s program/activities/events... I would say this meeting is a good way for us to communicate and listen to each other."

The upcoming AGM on April 16, 2024, was also discussed. Close to 30 community organization representatives attended the meeting held at the PCCM’s multipurpose room.

"It was actually a productive meeting... I encouraged them to be involved and to participate in our projects... we are here not to compete with each other but to act as one community... we must unite and support each other," added Gayot.