Kenilorea graces Filipino community induction event

FILCOMSI members presenting Hon. Kenilorea with a certificate of appreciation for his participation at their event.
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MEMBER of Parliament for East Are’are Peter Kenilorea Jnr graced an induction event of office bearers for the Filipino Community in Honiara.

Kenilorea used the occasion to pay tribute to the Filipino community for their service within various key sectors in Solomon Islands.

“Filipinos are known for their contribution to the global services sector the world over,” Kenilorea said.

“I have witnessed this in the USA and in many of the countries that I have visited. They have proven to be trustworthy, loyal, professional and caring employees,” he added.

Newly inducted FILCOMSI members and officers during a photoshoot with guest speaker Hon. Peter Kenilorea Jr

Kenilorea also highlighted their contribution and support as fellow Christians.

A FILCOMSI member pose for the camera

 “In the Solomon Islands, they are contributing as well. Their sense of community is strong. They share with us, many of the values we uphold as Christian nations. As they work, they support each other through their network of communities. 

“Today, I was honoured to be the guest for the Filipino Community of Solomon Islands as they inducted their new members of their executive.

Inducted FILCOMSI Officer Soledad Bilaro receiving her certificate

“My wife and I enjoyed the delicious dishes served which was a bonus to what was an enjoyable occasion. Thank you for your service to Solomon Islands businesses,” Kenilorea stated.

FILCOMSI was established in 2007, a non-profitable organization to promote the Filipino culture and foster good relationships in the Solomon Islands, contribute to the welfare of Filipinos working or living in the country and establishing links with organizations.

Members of the FILCOMSI during the induction event

Their new officer bearers are:

1. Engr. Leo Salonoy – PRESIDENT

2. Magdalena Quirimit- VICE PRESIDENT (internal)

3. Myrtle Atienza – VICE PRESIDENT (External) & Board Member in Sports

4. Francisco Lontoc – Treasurer

5. Cynthia Bukayaro – Asst Treasurer

6. Natalia Noprada – Secretary

7. Villa Repollo – Asst Secretary

8. Vonriech Saban- Board Member in Membership

9. Lolito Jr Monte Ceredon – Board Member in Social Media and Public Relation

Induction of officers was held at Don Bosco Technical Institute.