• Taranaki Filipino Society

    Together We Can Make the Difference



    Romellia Rosal, Gemma Evans, David Ban, Edna Wilson, Chona Garcia, Ulinda Sandford, Lulu Mitchell, Clarita Nono, Micheal Decena, Jonathan Jimenez, Flora Gaunt, Jenny Gutang


    Front Row (L-R): Lulu Mitchell, Sim de los Santos
    Back Row (L-R): Stella Schmidt, Clarita Nono, David Ban, Edna Wilson, Evanne Hull, Chona Garcia, Lorin Rowe
    Not in Photo: Ulinda Sandford, Gemma Evans, Romelia Rosal, Joemarie Jungco

  • Executive Committee 2015-2016

    in photo from L-R : Romelia, Pat, Ulinda, Tom, Lulu, Gemma, Chona, David, Prescilla & Lorin
    not in photo : Edna & Sim — with Patricia Kemp, Sims Delos Santos, Edna Calzada Pintor Wilson, David Ban and Prescilla Macales.

  • TFSI Dance Group

  • Multi Ethnic Extravaganza 2016

    Taranaki Filipino Society contingent

  • Multi Ethnic Extravaganza 2016

    Taranaki Filipino Society members dancing Philippine national dance “Tinikling”

  • Euniece Ingrid Santos-Gonzalez

    Miss Phils-NZ 2015 – 1st runner up and Miss Congeniality

Together We Can Make a Difference

TFSI is a proud member of

Federation of Filipino Associations, Societies and Clubs in New Zealand Taranaki Mutli Ethnic Council

Executive Committee 2018-2019

Romelia Rosal

Mod. 021 269 7860

Vice President
Jonathan Jimenez

Mob. 022 1365794

David Ban
David Ban

Ph. (06) 759 0949
[email protected]

Noreen Ongchango

Mob. 022 6373907

Committee Members:
Madeline Layupan
Mob. 024 1537050

Ulinda Sandford
Ulinda Sandford
Mob. 022 4318458

Vicky Gaffeney
Mob. 027 3334041

Minerva Edwin

Johan Ongchangco
Mob. 022 1269235

Mark Biddick

Dianne Knight

Rose Lemos
Mob. 027 2097347

Gemma Evans
Gemma Evans
Mob. 021 2565110

Jennifer Vitug

Marinda Lstimosa

Rowena Trinidad



From the President’s Desk – September 2017

Greetings to everyone

As President of our Taranaki Filipino Society, I would like to thank you all for joining in and making our events so enjoyable. We have had our Cultural Night, where our new, and not so new, officers were sworn in. This was followed by a program of dancing and singing by our members from all over Taranaki. We have also had a variety show. We are truly blessed to have such an abundance of willing and talented people getting involved. This was a great evening, and it’s so nice to see so many of the younger members getting involved. We also took part in the Taranaki Arts Festival, combined with the Taranaki Multi Ethnic. Again, our members show cased Filipino talent.
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From the President’s Desk – July 2017

Greetings to everyone

The TFSI annual general meeting was a great success, and thanks to all members who attended and participated in this annual event.

I would also like to thank you all for putting your trust in me, and electing me as the new Society President. I am a mother of four, three girls and a son. I am also blessed to have a very supportive husband, Romel. Currently I work at Max Pennington’s Auto City as the Assistant Accountant. I am also an active member of CFC (Couples for Christ) and the coordinator of our social ministry. Like wise I am the Treasurer of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Joseph Church a Catholic Charity/Lay Organization. I love the challenges and the responsibility of each position that I am handling, and always trying my very best to perform these duties as expected from me, with GOD’s help.
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Highlights Of Our Year

Some of this years events:

  • AGM
  • Filipino Fiesta Gathering during LabourWeekend in Wellington
  • Jenny Gutang Presentation for Ms Phil- NZ
  • New Year’s Eve Party

Hello and welcome and happy New Year to all. 2016 was a busy year and we would like to highlight some of the biggest events we organised and attended as shown above. Thank you to the people who attended the New Year’s Eve party. It was fun and an enjoyable night with plenty of entertainment and for those who brought Filipino delicacies it was a delicious blend with the western food. We also have visitors from Canada and Australia who attended that night with the family And for those who came from Hawera, Stratford, Patea, Opunake, thank you for coming we hope you enjoyed that night. Lots of new faces around specially the young ones, welcome and thanks for showing your talent and my advice is to continue to show your talent, to dream and never give up. Read more

From the Vice President’s Desk

Chona Garcia
Hello whats happening now ?

Another year of successful activities and the year is coming to a close. Let’ s talk about whats going on inside the community and whats about to happen next – our plan and upcoming activities for the year ahead. Firstly, we the committee are looking forward to move on and focus on a positive side to support each other and are committed to continue our service in the community without any doubts. I would like to give thanks to all the people who are involved in all the activities we have this year. I also apologise for the delay of the newsletter and to all the members who didn’ t get one in the last issue. Winter is ended and we are now ready for the summers events. I want to thank Jenny Gutang for a her willingness to join the Miss Philippines New Zealand 2016 but unfortunately Jenny was not able not to participate in the contest due to unexpected illness. By the way our Presentation for Ms. New Zealand Philippines was a successful one. Thank you to all members and the organisers, namely Gemma Evans and Lorin Rowe for their devotion and hard work to make the event a successful one. The feedback was great especially the entertainment part and refreshments also to the committee who are involved well done. Thanks to the Tribal dancers group lead by Gemma, the Basketball Team organised by Joemarie Jungco and the badminton players for participating in Wellington Labour Weekend Fiesta gathering. We also joined the Christmas parade this year, thankfully it was nice weather. Thanks to all the committees and members involved in fundraising, sausage sizzles, garage sales and cash donations and gift baskets the society cannot survive without your willingness and loving support. Read more

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