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APCO Inc. celebrates 7 years continued Community Service to the Filipino-Australian Community at its annual AGM



By Richard J Ford -  PRO for APCO Inc.
NSW- Australia
March 26, 2017

 
 


APCO Inc. celebrated its 7th year of Community Service to the Filipino-Australian community at the Marconi Club in Prairie Vale Rd, Bossley Park on the 25th March, 2017 with its members that has made the organisation a success story.

The Organisation was founded in 2010 after what Dr Cen Amores, the founding President described as “the death of democracy in the state’s Philippine-Australian community” and decided to form the group into the Alliance of Philippine Community Organisations Inc. (APCO) on 16th March 2010. Since that day APCO Inc. has done some much to be proud of from fundraising for Typhoon Haiyan to being recipients of Grants to hold Leadership Development  workshops to the helping of those in need here in Australia, too numerous to report here.

As Dr Cen Amores stated in her address, “in these 7 years APCO Inc. has successfully formed networks, alliances and partnerships with culturally and linguistically diverse communities including active memberships with local, regional and state peak bodies of CALD Communities such as the Ethnic Communities Council of NSW, (ECCNSW) Western Sydney Community Forum, Auburn Small Community Organisations Network (ASCON) and many more.

APCO Inc. has proven itself to be a positive, relevant, and community focused organisation that matches its promises with actions. It has become a vibrant organisation with proven leadership but with members who are united to carry out the aims and goals laid down in the original charter, continuing with unswerving loyalty in always giving assistance whether financially or giving of one’s own time when needed.

The editor of the Philippine Community Herald, Evelyn Zaragoza presented an award which she received on behalf of APCO Inc.; she especially attended the event to pass on the award for APCO’s participation as an Ambassador in the Walk for Respect Event on behalf of Tony Burke MP.

The highlight of the event was the lighting of the 7 Candles celebrating 7 years so far, each past President was as a tribute asked by the current President Pet Storey, to light a candle for each term they served, which is: Dr. Cen Amores 2010-2012, Jhun Salazar 2012-2014, Ruben Amores 2014-2016, then the President requested the Acting Secretary Cora Paras, the Treasurer Edna Voros and the PRO Richard Ford to light a candle each, each giving a short address on how much the organisation needs to continue it’s community service with continued vigour and loyalty to those they serve.

The final word comes from the current APCO Inc. President Pet Storey, who said APCO should uphold three values, 1. Accountability, 2. Transparency, 3. Integrity, all which has seen APCO Inc. become a dominant force in the Filipino-Australian Community.


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