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Charming Filipino Canadian  Couple Celebrates  Blissful Marital Milestone

By Tony A. San Juan
Photography by Michael Zhu
July 2, 2017


Some  25 years ago,Garry and Marla happily walked the aisles at St. Agustin Catholic Church in Intramuros ,Manila. The proud pair are now blessed with 4 children: Jeremy and Carolyn, Tiffany & Suzanne.

With family members & relatives,  personal & business friends, and professional colleagues as living witnesses, Mr. and Mrs Garry Tanuan renewed their vows and reaffirmed their testament of wedded faith officiated by a church elder & family friend Ernie Del Rosario, promising to continue loving and respecting each other for the next  25 years and beyond.

Garry Tanuan, who hails from Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, is a project management practitioner and since 2012, the Trustee of Ward 8 at the Toronto Catholic District School Board ( TCDSB). On one hand, Marla Mercado-Tanuan, a consultant - programmer, has roots in Quezon City and Pampanga. The couple graciously received a certificate of congratulations presented by Senator Tobias Enverga, Jr. and wife, Rosemer .

Among the dignitaries and personalities who expressed well-wishes were : TCDSB chair Angela Kennedy and husband Al; TCDSB new director of education Rory McGuckin and wife Liza, principal of F. Libermann Catholic High School; CPIC chair Geoffrey Feldman, Prince of Peace CSPC chair Daphne Smith & Kevin Smith; Nestor & Natalie Smysniuk,and Mary Laframboise.  Also in enthusiastic attendance were  religious leaders of CFC-FFL - headed by Kit Galema & wife, FCPACE - led by Joseph Redoblado & spouse Lorelei and friends from  Rosary Apostolate-Scarborough 4, St. Faith in Our Child, and St. Joseph Parish. Monina Serrano, Michele Serrano, Jeffrey & Ruth Oliveros, Dario & Maria Guiao, Francis & Christine Manrique, Ronie & Claire Dela Gana, Tony & Jocelyn San Juan and a host of many other Canadians, FilCans and the Tanuan's clan members have delightfully joined the celebration.

Ably hosted jointly by James Cheng and Margaret Tan , the well- organized celebratory program  was  certainly an evening of fellowship, fun, laughter, dining and dancing for all the couple's more than 130 guests, punctured by hellos & speeches, kodakans & selfies,participatory games of bio-focused quizzes and the couple's revealing personal idiosyncrasies & distinctions. It was indeed a remarkable and memorable milestone of commemorative love, faith, remembrance, hope and promise. 

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