• 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



Christmas Carols 2010

Season’s Greetings

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

From: Taranaki Filipino Society

Bb Pilipinas 2010 – New Zealand

From the President’s Desk – November 2010

How is everyone, I hope you are all in good health. As for me I have had a very hard last two months as a result of my Father passing away in the Philippines. However, I am alright now and thank everyone who sent me flowers and cards, and also those who donated the money – once again thank you very much.

Also a thank you to all the committee members who had to work so hard during my absence, running our Society and arranging the functions. Then when I arrived back we had the presentation evening for Michelle Lupian, our candidate for the Labour Weekend functions held in Auckland.

Our trip to Auckland was on a sunny and beautiful day with no rain. Even if we lost our way we got there and it was worth it to meet our kababayan again. Here in New Zealand they live in different regions and cities, often engage in different work to what they are used to, but they are happy to live in this beautiful country.

Congratulations to North Shore City for providing us with a good time and thoroughly enjoyable weekend. Well done and you have wonderful accommodation and facilities for holding the sporting events and the pageant.

Lastly, but not least, congratulations to to Michelle Lupian for winning the Pistang Filipino crown at the North Shore City pageant. You are a beautiful and intelligent young woman and you must have very proud parents – well done Mr & Mrs Lupian. Also thanks to Flora who worked hard with the fundraising for Michelle, and thank to all those who donated and helped. If we work together we can do it. Many, many thanks to all the people who went to Auckland to support our young lady in competing for the Miss Philippines-NZ title. Good on you Michelle for bring home the title for your supporters from New Plymouth and the Taranaki region.

Thank you very much Katrina for helping our candidate. She did well without you – it must have been hard for her. Also thanks to Rowena Bermoy who assisted on stage in Auckland. Well done guys. The Halloween Party for the children was well done. Thank you to all the committee and members who helped to organise the programme.

And see you next year. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Ulinda Sandford

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