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Happy January, mga Ka-UPAAT!
Hello 2022!

We ended 2021 with a fun-filled Virtual Holiday Party hosted by our Socials and Events Committee. Last year's party initiated the first fundraiser for UPAAT's Sagip Pilipinas - a fundraising program dedicated to responding to communities in need during natural disasters and calamities back home.

Members enjoyed rounds of fun games during the  UPAAT Virtual Holiday Party on December 28, 2021 which concluded with a Christmas toast.

We also met Visayas State University Student Council President Chelcie Pahila who gave an overview of the current conditions of communities affected by Typhoon Odette and their plan to do relief in the province of Antique.

CLICK here to watch the virtual holiday video recording on UPAAT's YouTube

Tito Mogi Mogado awarded portraits he created to Ester Toribio and Bayani Bernabe who won the BINGO games held during the Kapitbahay in Markham.

Donors during the virtual party were also included in a raffle with Tito Mogi's personalized portrait as prize. Coincidentally, Tita Daisy Bernabe won the raffle completing the Bernabe couple's portraits!


The Fundraising Committee kicked off BINGO and Zumba held every week of January and February for the relief operations in Barangay Anini-y, Antique.

As of the last week of January, we were able to raise a Total of $2,025. 


Marie led Zumba troops to "lose the bad calories and win the hearts of beneficiaries." The last Zumba session ended in a fun-filled closer as with all of Marie's sessions.

Maraming salamat, Marie for your generous time! Marie has been holding free Zumba sessions for UP alumni. Message her at: if you are interested to join.

Anna calls out the lucky numbers during the Bingo Sessions that are still running every Sunday at 3pm leading up to the Jackpot Game on February 27. You can join any session and win exciting prices donated by our benevolent donors

To qualify for the Jackpot Game:
- You must play 4 regular Sunday BINGO sessions
- You will receive 1 bonus card for playing 4 sessions and 2 bonus cards for more than 4 sessions

Here are the schedules:
February 6, 13, 20, 27 at 3pm (every Sunday)

Registration cost:
BINGO - 1 card for $10; 3 for $20; 4 for $25.
Join and play for 4 days and you get 1 free card for the jackpot game or play for more than 4 days and you get 2 free cards for the jackpot game.

To Register:
E-transfer payment to:
After your money transfer, email the following details:
bingo-name-email address-number of card(s) -date/s to play

e.g. cards-January 9
On the subject line, write BINGO Zoom links will be sent to you shortly.

Here's how we did in the previous sessions!


Our UPAAT Education and Awareness Committee (EAC) wishes to announce a great opportunity to mentor Filipino Youth presently enrolled at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University and York University. 

On February 24, 2022, the EAC will hold a SPEED MENTORING event in collaboration with the Filipino Students Association of Toronto. 

About 50 students presently studying various career disciplines will be paired with a volunteer Mentor in their respective chosen fields.  We request to hear from you if you are interested in being considered as a Mentor for this special event and for future mentoring events sponsored by the EAC.

Register to be a Speed Mentor

"If you’re over 45 and have a young mentee, you will learn and experience fundamental shifts in thinking that are currently happening."
Be a Mentor now!

The EAC is compiling a list of potential mentors from our UPAAT membership to be part of the resource pool to address future mentoring needs. 

We continue to receive requests for mentorship from folks seeking entry to the Canadian job market, especially for new Filipino immigrants or for those considering a career re-direction in the current employment market. 

This is an ongoing program that started a year ago and will continue to serve our Filipino-Canadian community. Mentors and mentees can truly benefit from each other.

Sign-up to join the Mentor Pool

Watch the Presidential Interviews to learn more about the current candidates for next year's elections.

"Diretsahang sasagutin nina Sen. Ping Lacson, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, Sen. Manny Pacquiao at Vice President Leni Robredo ang ilang isyu ng bayan at maiinit na kontrobersyal na ikinakabit sa kanila."

UPAAT would like to thank the continued support of our following sponsors: Atty. Antonio Villarin, BodyBliss, Bliss Builders Toronto, Dr. Vicky Santiago, Intercontinental Toronto Center, Joy of All Trades Services, LBC Express, Michelle Montojo of Sun Life Financial, PNB Global Remit, Sherwin Dimaculangan, Broker of Record, Remax, and Mr. Yuri Ching, Realtor.
Please check our 
Online Business Directory for more details.
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