WINNIPEG – The Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba (PCCM) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Election of six new board members on Sunday, December 14, 2008.Over 70 PCCM members braved a -43 C wind chill to attend the AGM and vote for their candidates. Acting PCCM President, Hon. Dr. Rey Pagtakhan presided over the meeting, which began at 2:30 p.m. Several members voiced their concerns and suggestions regarding some of the reports presented by the board in the almost four-hour meeting. At times, the exchange of opinions became heated but Dr. Pagtakhan was able maintain order and the election was conducted without incident.
Of the 10 candidates in the running, six were elected. They were (in alphabetical order): Carrie Barroga, Rod Cantiveros, Irene Guzman, Leah Magsino, Clarita Nazario and Lito Taruc.