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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.


  •  President | Anicia Miles

  • 1st Vice President | Rene Alcantara

  • 2nd Vice President | Christian Cunanan

  • Secretary | Esther Cheer

  • 1st Treasurer | Merlina Fayusan

  • 2nd Treasurer | Bert Parungao

  • Auditor | Kamila Del Rosario

  • PRO | Salve Dayao

  • Sgt-At-Arm | Arcie Lim

  • Sgt-At-Arm | Ernesto Ong

  • Business Manager | Rudy Tuliao

  • Business Manager | Mirasol Kahila

  • Business Manager | Ching Colobong

  • Business Manager | Arman Arellano

  • Business Manager | Annette Beech

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  • Mel Abonita

  • Robert Azana

  • Rene Bahena

  • Cliff Belgica

  • Shailene Caparas

  • Joel Castillo

  • Rey Fortaleza

  • George Gutierrez

  • Janice Lozano

  • Arnedo Lucas

  • Amado Mercado Jr.

  • Leo Ocampo

  • Cris Sotana

  • Mary Ann Velayo

  • Mylene Villanueva-Lim

  • Agnes Uguil

  • Anthony Remedios, Legal Adviser



Victoria | Annette Beech

Maple Ridge | Liza Pacio

Fort St. John | Ovvian Castrillo-Hill

Kamloops | Dr. Felian Cabael

Prince George | Lorenzo Sia




  • Alpha Kappa Rho Int’l Humanitarian Service Fraternity Sorority (AKRHO) | Mark Jason Rivera

  • Aklanon Sto. Nino Association of BC | Luz Mcgillivray / Kirv Martelino / Ruth Quimpo Gomez / Shardelene Lamsen

  • Antiqueno Cultural Association of BC | Mirasol Kahila / Nelly Molendras

  • Aritao Association of Seattle and Vancouver  | Joel Castillo

  • Batangas Community of BC | Mario Hernandez

  • Batangas Club of BC | Buena Kilala Chua / Dave Dimaya

  • Bayanihan Cultural Housing Society (BCHS) | Annette Beech

  • Benguet Society of British Columbia | Cliff  Belgica / Bruce Ganase

  • BIBAK Association of BC  | Cliff Belgica / Idz Tayaban / Randy Bentayen / Dwayne Berto

  • Burnaby Filipino Cultural Society / Iane Penala

  • 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 | Salve Dayao / Arman Arellano / Arcie Lim / Christian Cunanan

  • 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

  • Filipino Seniors Club of BC | Helen dela Rosa

  • Forever Young Seniors Society in BC | Merlina Fayusal

  • Kalinga Associaiton of BC | Susanne Balonggay

  • Negrense Association of BC | Cris Sotana

  • New Westminster Philippine Festival Society | Salve Dayao

  • North Peace Filipino Canadian Association | Ovvian Castrillo-Hill

  • Marinduque Association of BC | Anicia Miles / Mary Almonte

  • Philippine Bicol Association of BC | Robert Azana / Myla Bagasbas Marrinier

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

  • Philippine Canada Trade Council (PCTC) | Arnedo Lucas / Anna Cervantes Lu

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

  • PNA Philippine Nurses Association of British Columbia / Clifford Belgica

  • 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 / Matt Caparas  / Via Fearnley / Bert Parungao

  • The Royal City Sister City Society of BC | Anicia Miles

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

  • San Fabian Society of BC  | Ester Love Cheer

  • 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 Architects of the Philippines - British Columbia Chapter | Reynold Orogo

  • United Masskara Association of BC | Agnes Uguil

  • University of the Philippines Allumni Association in BC | Mylene Villanueva-Lim / Anita Aytona 

  • 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 / Chona Tomelden

Signing of Document


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 concepts of multiculturalism, racial equality and anti-racism as well as diversity and inclusion.

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