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					              PCCT trade show at Mabuhay Festival
   FILIPINO-OWNED BUSINESSES cross the bridge anew, through the Philippine Chamber of
Commerce- Toronto (PCCT), to merge with the mainstream sector as they participate in the PIDC
Mabuhay Philippines Toronto Summer Festival, Saturday, August 20 this year at the Metro Toronto
Convention Centre.
   At the “PCCT Trade Show at the PIDC Mabuhay Philippines Toronto Summer
Festival,” members of the Filipino premier business organization will share around
67,000 sq. ft. of exhibit are a with the Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) on
a day-long event of cultural entertainment, Filipino cuisine and everything Filipino at
Canada’s largest convention centre.
   Rafael Nebres, Chair of the PCCT Trade Show Committee, said, “This is the first
time that the PCCT Trade Sho w is joining the Mabuhay Philippines Toronto Summer
Festival, and we aim to expose member businesses to the mainstream society. The first
two trade sho ws that the PCCT had during the last two years were aimed at
familiarizing fellow members on one -another’s businesses, products and services, thus,
it’s time to move farther.”
   PCCT President Cora de la Cruz disclosed that more than half of the allocated booths at the venue
have already been contracted by exhibitors. She said that booths will be provided to applicants on a
“first come, first served” basis, stressing that no additional booths will be added after the allocation has
been exhausted. Those interested must contact the PCCT office immediately at Tel. No. 416-850-
4966.
   In an interview with “Front Page Philippines,” airing on OMNI.2 Television, PIDC
President Pempe Saavedra said the Mabuhay Festival is an annual event envisioned by
its organizers to be something like a Caribana -like event in the future, where Filipinos
from all parts of North America converge in Toronto for the gathering.
   A statement from PIDC said that the appearance of American Idol finalist Jasmine
Trias will highlight the many entertainment performances by, among others, Canadian
Idol participant Mi key Bustos, Fiesta Filipina Dance Troupe, Culture Philippines of
Ontario, Karl “KO” Esguerra. With tickets at only $10.00 each (children under 10
free), the winner of the Mabuhay Metro Pop Singing Competition will also be decided.
                                                                                         (PRESS RELEASE)