Calgary — Consul General to Calgary Gilberto Asuque congratulated five successful Filipino-Canadians and encouraged more sharing of the experience and career growth of Filipino migrants in Canada with the Filipino community.
Consul General Asuque spoke at the eighth edition of the Filipino Champions Talk (FCT) 2019 on May 11, 2019, featuring five outstanding professionals from top universities in the Philippines.
The FCT is a project of The Filipino Champions of Canada (TFCC) founder/president Jerry Caingcoy that provides a forum for Filipino migrants to share their experiences, life challenges, and success in their careers to serve as examples and encouragement for other Filipino migrants in their own quest for family and career fulfilment.
The 8th FCT was held at the Champion Life Center, South East Calgary, and heard the experiences and success stories of Ateneo De Manila graduate and now an associate at the McLeod Law in Canada’s Wills, Trusts & Estates group Atty. Beverly Pangcog-Mendoza; De La Salle University graduate and now a practicing family physician with a clinic in Calgary Dr. Rachelle De Gracia, University of the Philippines graduate, Metallurgical/Environmental Engineer with expertise in Water, Wastewater, Environmental Management, Research and Development, International Development, Quality and Environmental Management Systems, and university professor Engr. Brian Mercader; Don Bosco Institute of Technology graduate, Electronics Communications Engineer and now is a financial adviser in a major finance company Eng. Renato Echavez; and Mapua Institute of Technology graduate, Computer Engineer and now a project manager in one of Canada’s top energy company Engr. Eugene Sicat.
Consul General Asuque thanked the TFCC for providing a forum and network for successful Filipino migrants in Canada to share their experiences and struggles in their professional growth as examples for other Filipinos to achieve their ambitions for their families and careers.