29 years
Community Service
News Magazine
Operated by couple Eddie Flores and Orquidia Valenzuela
News and Views of the
Filipino Community Worldwide
The Inauguration of the Philippine Australian Arts, Culture and Innovation Central (ACI Central) 2

By Richard J. Ford, for NARRA Co-op)
September 21, 2017


The official inauguration of the Philippine Australian Arts, Culture and Innovation Central 2 by NARRA Co-operative Ltd and Plaza Filipino Inc. was on the 15th September 2017 at the ACI Central 2 Artisan Building, 3-9 Warby Street, Campbelltown  2560.

The event began with the official cutting of the ribbon by Councillor Rey Manoto and Dr. Jimmy Lopez. Father Ferdinand de la Cruz blessed ACI Central 2, emphasizing for the future contributions it will serve in helping the Community to learn more about the Filipino Culture and History. 

The opening speech was given by Councillor Rey Manato on behalf of the Mayor of Campbelltown,  Councillor George Brticevic. The Mayor’s comments were in essence, “I congratulate ACI on the contribution they have made to the Campbelltown Community and that through your new additional premises you will help the community to learn more about the Filipino people and their culture.”
                                                                                                                                                                              The unveiling of the Plaque of Legacy Supporters was done by Consul Marford Angeles and Councillor Masood Chowdbury. 

The Philippine Consul Marford Angeles was very emotional when he stated that, “he will miss the warmth and camaraderie he has experienced in the time he has been Consul, that the ACI reminds him so much of home, because he feels at home as if he was among Filipino friends. That being an only child has taught him to value those friendships that he has made here in New South Wales. It has been here in New South Wales that he has experienced a warmth that he hasn’t seen anywhere else where he has served in his capacity as Consul. Also for the ACI to keep up with the good work they are doing of serving the Filipino Community, and to keep in touch.”

The evening's emcee was Charles Chan who continued with two appreciation awards for the night, the first was the presentation of the Legacy Supporters of ACI, then the appreciation of the Grandparents for their contribution towards the family unit. With the ACI Central already having ACI Central 1 and now 2, can only show the dedication of the members and friends of NARRA Co-Op Ltd and Plaza Filipino Inc., able to purchase now two properties in such a short time shows the measure of devotion to serve the Filipino with a heart and soul in the aims and beliefs they hold, this in itself is commendable and a hard precedent to follow.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Jimmy Lopez, the President of NARRA Co-op Ltd., also expressed his thank you to all who contributed to the Tribute to Mothers and Fathers 2017, which was held on the 3rd September at The Dome, Burwood RSL Club. This event was a spectacular night that was titled Audrey and Elvis a Tribute to Mothers and Fathers 2017, also a part of the Marcus and Michelle Show, which was presented on the night as a surprise to all the Members and Guests to celebrate the annual event.

The night was full of glitter and pizzazz as Elvis has returned and the music provided by the Re-Groove Band adding that extra touch of emotion, to a night that was in itself an annual remembrance of the role that Mothers and Fathers have contributed to the family unit and it was a humbling experience for me to be one of the Honouree Fathers being recognised on the night. I would also like to say, that to be amongst such proud parents of the Filipino Community was an opportunity that no one should miss being a part of the event for 2018.

    More30 Top News in 2017 in the Ontario Filipino Canadian Community
    Tony A. San Juan

    "Ang simoy ng Pasko ay nandito na, wika nga". T'is also the season of the year for recollection and reflection.  To me it's a quick review of news highlights in the the great Pinoy community hereabout. Here' s what I gathered and considered, arguably or unarguably, as the top stories over the months in the year 2017....
    MoreA jolly festive Christmas party 2017 by Stichting Kapitbahayan in the Netherlands
    Angel Axinto

    One Christmas party after the other. A week after the jubilant BISDAK Christmas Party in Woudenberg, Stichting Kapitbahayan held their Christmas party last Saturday, December 9, 2017. With De Kade, Bar and Restaurant in Spijkenisse, as the venue, the celebration was filled with dancing, Karaoke singing, statue dance, and raffle draws....
    MoreCrossover Canada captures 5th MVP Cup IHSBC in Malaysia
    Emar Sy

    Crossover Canada captured the 5th MVP IHSBC in Malaysia by beating defending champion Darwin High School of Australia 79-68. Denzel...
    Mga Gintong Kwento ni Rene Calalang

    HAYOP sa chicks si Bruce. Hindi lamang mabilis ang kanyang bibig kung hindi mabilis pati ang kanyang mga kamay. Wala...
    MoreMaster of Art: Romeo ‘Romi’ MananQuil
    Thessa Sandoval

    To his colleagues and friends in the industry, he is known as the “Maestro” (master). Having spent most of his...
    By: Orquidia. Valenzuela,  as reported by Myrla Danao

    Businessman Jaap van Dijke, chairman and two board members, Myrla Danao and Dr. John Deen of Con Amor foundation in...
    Orquidia Valenzuela Flores

    Sixty-three children from age three to six years, in the very poor community of Don Manuel village in Barangay...
    MoreHistory of the Filipino Community in the Netherlands
    Orquidia Flores-Valenzuela

    Every story has a beginning and our story begins when a Cavitena accompanied her aunt to sail to another continent....
    MoreArt Creations
    Vicente Collado Jr.


    Many believe formal training is a prerequisite to quality in painting. Not a few will agree with me one can...

    Contents posted in this site, muntingnayon.com, are the sole responsibility of the writers and do not reflect the editorial position of or the writers' affiliation with this website, the website owner, the webmaster and Munting Nayon News Magazine.

    This site, muntingnayon.com, the website owner, the webmaster and Munting Nayon News Magazine do not knowingly publish false information and may not be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising for any reason whatsoever from this website or from any web link used in this site.