EDMONTON — Last month, the Filipino community was busy celebrating Philippine Independence Day and almost every weekend, events related to the celebrations were organized by various Filipino organizations.
The celebrations became more festive when the Alberta Government declared June as “Philippine Heritage Month” to the joy of 175,130 Albertans of Filipino descent.
With that, sister-companies Quality Sleep Care, Alberta Medical Supplies, CanPay Medical Inc. and Medicus Family Health Clinic and Pharmacy heeded the calls of Filipino organizations to support their various events.
Company directors Kris Salumbides, Jesse Tallon and Jacob Christian responded and backed the various events starting with the Congress of Philippine Associations of Alberta on June 2 to the Philippine Arts Council-organized Filipino Fiesta on June 24.
“We are glad to support the events and give back to the community,” said the directors.
Rommel Duco, former president of the Dabawenyo Cultural Assistance Society, lauded the organizers for hosting a family-focused event not just for Filipinos but for all Albertans last June 16. “This is really special. There are games for the kids and adults, free food and raffle prizes,” he said.
QSC and AMS were first established in 2014 with clinics in Edmonton and Calgary, followed by CanPay Medical Inc. and eventually opened the first family health clinic with “malasakit”, Medicus Family Health Clinic and Pharmacy in Edmonton last year.
Photos by Moses Billacura | Alberta Filipino Journal