The UNITED FILIPINO CANADIAN ASSOCIATIONS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA (UFCABC)  was established in 2015 from among over 40 registered British Columbian societies in the Canadian-Filipino community.


It was an offshoot of the previous Pista ng Bayan Society that organized Philippine Independence Day events in Vancouver for years prior under the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver including the Annual Independence Day Gala and the "Pista ng Bayan" outdoor event.


The creation of the UFCABC highlighted the maturing of the Filipino Community in Vancouver to stand on its own and to be able to deliver these event as truly community driven.

Board Members





  • President | Joel Castillo

  • 1st Vice President | Rey Fortaleza

  • 2nd Vice President | Arcie Lim

  • Secretary | Janice Lozano

  • 1st Treasurer | Bert Parungao

  • 2nd Treasurer | Merlina Fayusal

  • Auditor | Agnes Uguil

  • PRO | Mel Abonita

  • Sgt-At-Arm | Leo Ocampo

  • Sgt-At-Arm | Rene Bahena

  • Business Manager | Rudy Tuliao

  • Business Manager | Salve Dayao

  • Business Manager | Mylene Lim

  • Business Manager Arnedo Lucas




  • Mary Ann Velayo     

  • Clifford Belgica

  • Ching Colobong

  • Rene Alcantara

  • Amado Mercado Sr.

  • Annie Miles

  • Cris Sotana

  • Mirasol Kahila

  • Shailene Caparas

  • George Gutierrez

  • Jose Ampeso

  • Robert Azana

  • Anthony Remedios, Legal Adviser





  • Victoria | Annette Beech

  • Maple Ridge | Liza Pacio

  • Fort St. John | Ovian Castrillo

  • Kamloops | Dr. Felian Cabael

  • Prince George | Lorenzo Sia




  • Aklanon Sto. Nino Association of BC | Luz Mcgillivray /       Kirv Martelino

  • Antiqueno Cultural Association of BC | Mirasol Kahila

  • Aritao Association of Seattle and Vancouver  | Joel Castillo

  • Batangas Community of BC | Mario Hernandez

  • Batangas Club of BC | Buena Kilala Chua

  • Bayanihan Cultural Housing Society (BCHS) | Annette Beech

  • BIBAK Association of BC  | Cliff Belgica / Pablo Wigwigan Jr.

  • Benguet Society of BC  | Cliff Belgica / Bruce Ganase

  • Bicol Association of BC | Mel Abonita

  • Catanduanes International Association of BC | Rene Alcantara

  • Cebuano Society of BC | Antonio Ortega

  • Circulo Cagayano Association of BC | Rudy Tuliao /            Ching Colobong

  • Circulo Pampangueno Association of BC | Arcie Lim /      Christian Cunanan

  • Filipino Association of BC (FABC)  | Celyna Sia-Sherst

  • Filipino Canadian Construction Society of BC | Amado Mercado

  • Filipino Canadian Heritage Society of BC  | Primarosa Roine / Rey Fortaleza / Janice Lozano

  • Filipino Patriot Society of BC | Rene Bahena

  • Negrense Association of BC | Cris Sotana

  • New Westminster Philippine Festival Society | Salve Dayao

  • North Peace Filipino Canadian Association | Oviann Castrillo-Hill

  • Marinduque Society of BC | Anicia Miles

  • Philippine Canada Trade Council (PCTC) | Arnedo Lucas

  • Philippine Asian Chronicle | Janice Lozano

  • Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Vancouver Canada | Bert Parungao / Shailene Caparas /  Ernesto Ong

  • Philippines Historama Association of BC | Clifford Belgica / Bert Parungao / Ernesto Ong / Ching Colobong / Rudy Tuliao / Haydee Del Pedro / Janice Lozano / Rene Alcantara / George Gutierrez

  • Pinoy Buzz | Janice Lozano

  • Pinoy Canada BC | Carmela del Rosario

  • Pinoy Pride Vancouver Society | Gary Lising / Virgilio Hilario

  • Prince George Filipino Canadian Association | Lorenzo Sia

  • Radyo Pinoy BC | Leo Ocampo

  • Reyfort Media Group | Rey Fortaleza

  • Rinconada Association of BC | Mel Abonita

  • Rotary Club of Vancouver Mountainview | Mary Anne Velayo

  • Royal Sister City Society of BC | Anicia Miles

  • Saint Mary University Alumni Association of BC | George Gutierrez / Joel Castillo

  • San Fabian Society of BC  | Ester Monses

  • Santa Maria Association of BC  | Ompong Gayap

  • Sambayanang Pilipino of BC | Rudy Tuliao

  • SeedCare International Ministries  | Shailene Caparas

  • SOCCSKSARGEN Association of BC  | Haydee del Pedro

  • United Masskara Association of BC | Agnes Uguil

  • University of the Philippines Allumni Associaiton in BC | Mylene Villanueva-Lim

  • Victorian Filipino Canadian Association (VFCA) | Annette Beech

  • Victorian Filipino Canadian Caregiver Association (VFCCA) | Annette Beech

  • Victorian Filipino Canadian Seniors Association (VFCSA) | Annette Beech

  • Zambales Society in BC | Merlina Fayusal

The Purposes of the Society are:

1. To instill a sense of unity, commemoration and cooperation among all Canadians of Filipino descent.

2. To be a unifying and coordinating force in preserving and showcasing the rich culture, heritage, tradition and way of life of the Filipino people and in moving forward a distinct Filipino-Canadian identity in the multicultural fabric of the province of British Columbia,

3. To celebrate the individuality of all established Filipino-Canadian organizations in British Columbia and build upon common interests and goals.

4. To help provide cultural and recreational activities to continuously build up a harmonious relationship among Filipino-Canadians in British Columbia,

5. To spearhead and coordinate all joint socio-cultural activities of Filipino-Canadian organizations including fund raising endeavors.

6. To conduct community forums, meetings and discussions on vital local, national and international issues that affect the Filipino-Canadians in British Columbia.

7. To work toward the building of a common place where Filipinos can gather, socialize, share ideas and discuss issues beneficial for their future being.

8. To assist citizens of the Philippines through registered charitable organizations in times of distress and emergencies.

9. To cooperate with international and intercultural groups to advance the concept of multiculturalism.

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