ANCOP 2014 Walk Draws Community Support (Canada)
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, ASSOCIATIONS, CORPORATIONS, AND MEDIA COMMITED TO BE PARTNERS OF ANCOP AND TO SUPPORT ITS WORK. ANCOP International (Canada), Inc., a registered Canadian charity supporting financially disadvantaged families in various Third World countries through child education sponsorship and shelter, hosted a partnership cocktails at the Community Meeting Room of Metropolis in Metrotown, Burnaby. The objective of the event was to draw support to the upcoming ANCOP Walk 2014, and to invite Filipino Canadians to be ANCOP partners for this undertaking. ANCOP Walk 2014 is slated for August 24th at the Burnaby Central Park, and is aimed to raise funds and to elevate public’s awareness of ANCOP’s work.
Various Filipino groups, associations, corporations, and media were invited to the cocktails. Twenty groups were represented, and the attendees had the opportunity to learn more about ANCOP and its work. The highlight of the event was the signing of commitment of support by each group to promote ANCOP’s work for the poor and to participate in the ANCOP Walk. Three students from the Holy Cross Regional High School were also present, together with Anita Aytona, Holy Cross teacher and member of ANCOP Execom. They shared about their actual experience in building ANCOP houses, and their memorable interaction with the beneficiary families when they went to the Philippines in March 2014 as part of the Holy Cross ANCOP Build Mission Team. All four of them expressed about the joy of having helped the poor, and for the students seeing the Philippines with a different “eye” after meeting the Filipinos and appreciating their true nature as friendly, welcoming, and their love for food! They also expressed that they would go back to the Philippines again given another opportunity.
The event was graced by the presence of Atty. Anthony Mandap, Philippine Deputy Consul General in Vancouver, who expressed appreciation about learning more about ANCOP and recognizing the significance of its work in helping address poverty in the Philippines. The Deputy Consul likewise witnessed to the commitment signing by participating organizations.
Earlier advocates of ANCOP present included AJ Insurance represented by its owners Amante and Kit Jotie, and LBC Express represented by Jaime Pedrosa. The two corporations have already been providing monetary support to ANCOP. Both committed to continue to be significant contributors to the work of ANCOP, to help sustain its initiative of sending poor children to school and providing homeless families decent housing. AJ Insurance has already built an ANCOP village, consisting of 30 houses.
Rene Garrucho, ANCOP Coordinator for BC, said that the education and shelter programs of ANCOP are necessary pivots of the poor from the path of hopelessness and misery to one of optimism and dignity. He emphasized that the theme of ANCOP Walk 2014, “Stand, Share, and Unite,” is a fitting mantra to come together as a united Filipino Canadians in bayanihan spirit to answer the cry of the poor in Africa, India, and the Philippines.
Garrucho believes in the true Filipino spirit saying that, “we can STAND together and pursue a shared vision, SHARE ourselves because we are blessed and we should be a blessing, and UNITE as stakeholders to heed and answer the cry of the poor.”
Garrucho expressed optimism about the eventual support for ANCOP by hundreds of thousand Filipinos who call Canada their second home. He added that, “to be generous is not to be simply givers; but to be transformed and be God’s blessing to those who have very little in life and barely survive.”
Garrucho thanked everyone who came and expressed confidence that with the new partnerships ANCOP is moving forward with the ability to impact many more lives of the poor. He specially enjoined the media whom he called “the first responders to this mission” to play a significant role in rallying the public to make ANCOP their “charity of choice.”
- Filipino Seniors club of BC
- Holy Cross Regional High School
- One La Salle Alumni Association
- Ateneo Alumni Association
- University of the Philippines Alumni
- Bibak British Columbia
- Filipino Canadian Construction Society
Reyfort Media Group
AJ Insurance LBC Express Unang Hirit Parade
Philippine Canadian Inquirer
Conservative Party Nominees Mike Calingo and Jojo Quimpo
Lita Tapia, Community Leader Usana Health Sciences
Allan Espejo, Community Leader
By Edna Garrucho
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