In a brief ceremony on January 13, 2016, the president of ANCOP Canada together with the head of Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) led the official turnover of 48 housing units at the Fr. Paul D. Foulon and PCCF CFC ANCOP Community. Present were visitors from Toronto and local ANCOP partners and supporters.
Ricky Cuenca and Rosemer Enverga (2nd and 3rd from left) led the ribbon cutting during the turnover ceremony
The housing units in Fr. Paul D. Foulon and PCCF CFC ANCOP Village were built through the help of various donors: Fr. Paul Foulon and the Holy Rosary Parish in USA, PCCF, and Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital.
PCCF is a Canadian charity in Toronto founded by Senator Tobias Enverga and his wife Rosemer with the help of their friends. Its aim is to assist various community charitable needs by conducting annual events that would bring together the Filipino-Canadian community to raise funds and promote the spirit of charity.
Some of PCCF events are the Pinoy Fiesta in Toronto, Pinoy Hip-Hop Rap and beauty pageants for a cause such as Miss Philippines Canada, Miss Teen Philippines Canada, Mrs. Philippines Canada, and Little Miss/Mr. Philippines Canada. The proceeds of the shows benefit various initiatives for the Filipinos including ANCOP and Philippine TV network GMA’s Kapuso Foundation.
Miss Philippines Canada and Miss Teen Philippines Canada 2015 helped distribute gifts to the residents
Ricky, Rosemer and visitors from Toronto with the local CFC ANCOP volunteers. Also in the photo are the winners of the various PCCF pageants in 2015 and their families
The village in Tala, Quezon City (north of Metro Manila) will house 60 units. The family beneficiaries are the poor in the surrounding areas including the healed hansenite patients (people previously afflicted with leprosy).
The residents undergo values formation, and are given lectures and trainings to assist them to grow and become self-reliant. For their livelihood, many work at the hospital assisting with hansen patients while others operate a small retail store.
Children in the village have already started benefitting education under ANCOP’s Child Sponsorship Program (CSP).
By ANCOP Canada