June 1, 2017


Oral History Youth Forum & Gala Dinner Photos
On May 26, 2017 Aksyon Ng Ating Kabataan (ANAK) Inc. welcomed the community to join in an evening celebration of the PAGPAPANATILI Oral History Youth Forum. The following are greetings provided by ANAK Director, Johsa Manzanilla.
Good evening everyone – parents, supporters, community members, ANAK members, and students.  On behalf of Aksyon Ng Ating Kabataan, I am pleased to welcome all of you to tonight’s evening gala for our 10th annual youth forum, Pagpapanatili.

My name is Johsa Manzanilla and I am the Director of Aksyon Ng Ating Kabataan – or ANAK, which is the name that most of you are familiar with.  Our full name, which translates from Tagalog into English as “the action of our youth” or “Filipino youth in action” captures what we as an organization hope to be, what we as young people of Filipino descent hope to do – to participate, to be active, and to be engaged in our community.  We want to make our community a better, more supported place for ourselves and others like us.  We want to build bridges and we want to inspire youth to live up to their full potential.

May 8, 2017

REGISTER NOW! PAGPAPANATILI Oral History Youth Forum & Gala 2017

Register now for ANAK's PAGPAPANATILI Oral History Youth Forum & Gala 2017 on Friday May 26, 2017 at the Manitoba Museum (190 Rupert Avenue).

ANAK is proud to partner with the Manitoba Museum in its Bringing Our Stories Forward campaign. Filipino-Canadian youth, age 15 to 20, from across Winnipeg will have an opportunity to be part of the museum's important evolution. Through youth-lead dialog and discussion on the importance of our cultural identity and history as Filipino-Canadians in Manitoba, participants will take on this year's theme: PAGPAPANATILI (to preserve; to protect). A special oral history workshop lead by Kathryn Boschmann, Assistant Curator (Immigration) at the Manitoba Museum, will provide students with the skills needed for the day long workshops.

The one-day forum concludes with a Gala Dinner at Pampanga Restaurant (349 Henry Avenue), an evening celebration with community supporters, parents, and guests featuring participant presentations and performances.

Lunch and dinner will be provided to participants. Through the support of our valued sponsors, registration is completely free of charge!

Space is limited! Complete the registration form ( Download ) by May 19. To inquire contact 204-293-4100 or info@anak.ca.

Support PAGPAPANATILI! Ad sponsorship opportunity available ( Download ). To inquire contact 204-293-4100 or info@anak.ca.

May 1, 2017

Another successful year for PHCM Youth Forum on Building Success

by Karla Atanacio and Johsa Manzanilla (Published in Pilipino Express May 1-15, 2017)

PHCM Youth Forum photos

The Philippine Heritage Council of Manitoba (PHCM) Inc. hosted its 2017 Youth Forum on Building Success on April 6, 2017 in Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute’s (DMCI) multipurpose room, 720 Alverstone Street.

The event, held annually and now in its third year, aims to instil the importance of education and hard work, promote involvement in the Filipino and wider community, and inspire high school and post-secondary students to pursue engaging and fulfilling careers. Approximately 60 students, parents, teachers and community members were in attendance to listen to six guest speakers share their stories of how they discovered their passions and career path, the experiences they had, and the choices they made along the way.

10th Anniversary Celebrations