Supporters of Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte are holding a thanksgiving event in Vancouver on May 29.
Organized by the Pilipino Patriots of Canada, the event isn’t all about fun, food, and festivity.
The celebration is also meant to raise funds for victims of the devastating fire in Fort McMurray in Alberta.
The event will be a dinner and dance party at Hippo’s Bar and Grill (725 Southeast Marine Drive).
The celebration will start at 5 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Funds raised will support efforts of the Canadian Red Cross.
Tickets are for $25. For more info: ZenyVillamera (778-928-7539), and Glen Delfino (604-831-2258).
Rene Bahena of the Pilipino Patriots of Canada said that the people trust Duterte to follow through with his pledge to fight crime and corruption.
Bob Ocio, a former councillor in Cagayan de Oro City, said that the peace and order problem in the Philippines affects not only the poor but the middle class as well.
In addition to the promise to solve criminality, Ocio said that Duterte’s campaign pledge to institute a federal form of government is also important.
Among the active members of the Pilipino Patriots of Canada are Victor Villamera, ZenyVillamera, Glen Delfino, Via Fearnley, Rey Fortaleza, Antonio Ortega, Eddie Ubalde, Chris Loredo, Mary Anne Velayo, PaulGalon& Manny Abuel.
Also a key member is Ronald Carcella, former president of the Councilors League of the Philippines and secretary general of the Vice Mayors League.