Ambassador Leslie Gatan was a special guest during the Christmas party of the Isabela Association of Manitoba held at Canad Inns, McPhillips.
During this annual celebration, Eril Deculing, IAM president, on behalf of the officers and members, received a special award from the Isabela State University. Dr. Myrna Maramag, a university official who attended the event, presented the award in recognition of the association’s donation to the university. Dr. Maramag thanked and congratulated the officers and members for their commitments to help their “kababayans” in the province of Isabela. At the same event, Ambassador Gatan received a plaque of recognition for his role as the Philippine ambassador to Canada. Special performance was held by some officers and members of the association.
The current officers of the Isabela Association of Manitoba include Eril Deculing, president; Dennis Castaneda, Marvin Maramag, vice-president; Sylvia Alindayu, secretary; Ginger Maramag, asst. secretary; Vilma Pascual, treasurer; Helen Ramos, asst. treasurer; Vicky Ruiz, auditor; May Deculing, pro; Nemie Arellano, Boy Dalog, Perry de Guzman, Rogelio Rico, Jojo Lorenzo, and Amir Ruiz, sgt. at arms; Cory Juan, Bernard Lingasin, Adio Baquiran, Cris Aglugub, Ingran Ramos and Francisco Altos, advisers.