Fil-Canadians now have a voice in Parliament

I, and the organization I represent, the Pamana Cultural Association, wish to thank Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for appointing Tobias C. Enverga Jr. to the Senate of Canada. Pamana is a volunteer organization that helps promote the works of young artists in all fields of endeavor and fine Filipino culture and tradition.

Enverga’s appointment is a historic milestone for the Filipino-Canadian community and a great opportunity for Filipino-Canadians to add their voice to nation-building efforts in their adopted homeland.

Prime Minister Harper has not only given Filipino-Canadians a voice in Parliament Hill, he has brought honor to all Filipino-Canadians. We commend him for this gesture.

Senator Enverga is a very hard-working community leader who truly cares about the community he lives in. Despite the demands of a full-time job and looking after a still relatively young brood, he has used much of his spare time to support various community charities and foundations, including Ancop Canada (ANswering the Cry Of the Poor) and Gawad Kalinga (the equivalent of Habitat for Humanity).

His spouse, Rosemer, is equally active in the community and a leader in her own right. She is a tireless volunteer who organizes or helps organize many cultural events that hold the community together.

Enverga is a humanitarian who is endowed with deep traditional Christian and family values and is truly deserving of the appointment.

I am 65 years old and a long-time resident in the Metro Toronto area and, being active in community affairs myself, I have witnessed the way the Envergas have conducted themselves in the community. I can vouch for their good character and good works and I can honestly say that Prime Minister Harper has made the right choice and that he will never come to regret his decision.

Again, I thank Prime Minister Harper and I wish him all the best for the future.



Pamana Cultural Association,


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Other Stories:

No related posts found!

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Short URL: http://opinion.inquirer.net/?p=36692

Tags: fil-canadians , letters , pamana cultural association , tobias c. enverga jr.

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


  • UN warns banana fungus spreading from Southeast Asia
  • Massive infra spending set
  • ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  • Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  • Our Lady of Piat: Centerpiece of Cagayan’s gifts to Christianity
  • Sports

  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  • Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  • PSC sets Blu Girls US training
  • Power Pinoys settle for 7th place
  • Successful coaches to get raise
  • Lifestyle

  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • The truffled mac ‘n’ cheese, eggs benedict, chicken leg confit are excellent
  • Entertainment

  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator
  • Jealousy is kid stuff
  • Mommy-daughter adventure continues
  • Business

  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
  • Technology

  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
  • Milpitas, California kids wrap up a successful run of ‘The Wiz’
  • Netizens welcome Japan’s visa-free travel plan
  • Marketplace