Post Title: Virtual Discussion with Members of the Filipino Community in Winnipeg and the Prime Minister of Canada
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Caption: "It is such a privilege to be able to say thank you to the 80 or so of you on the call, but through you and to the thousands upon thousands of extraordinary community leaders, teachers, doctors, health care workers, activists, business people and so many different things that contribute every day to making Canada even better and stronger," as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanked all the speakers and participants on the virtual Filipino community call. Speakers from Winnipeg's Filipino community included Perla Javate, President of the Philippine Heritage Council of Manitoba; Dale Voluntad, President of the Manitoba Filipino Business Council; Dan Buenaventura, outgoing President of the Philippine Nurses Association of Manitoba (PNAM); Genalyn Tan, President of the Manitoba Association of Filipino Teachers Inc. (MAFTI); Vizllamin Cabrera, Director of Development with ANAK and Joseph Orobia, Principal Architect, Architects at Play and VP and founding member of Kultivation Festival Inc. Each speaker discussed current issues related to COVID19 and how the pandemic has affected their organizations. Joined by Manitoba Liberal MPs - The Hon. Jim Carr (Winnipeg South Centre), Terry Duguid (Winnipeg South), Kevin Lamoureux (Winnipeg North) and The Hon. Dan Vandal (St. Boniface).