December 2016 Issue

Volume 1, Issue 1


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We’re excited to present to you our FIRST ISSUE – December 2016, LEADERS and MOVERS!

Finally, it’s here!

We’ve come a long way since May of this year when we first introduced our website and Facebook page.

It’s remarkable what we can accomplish when we have the vision, knowledge, plan, execution, teamwork, and most importantly, passion for making an impact in the community!

Our first issue became a reality because of teamwork and collaboration. We want to especially recognize the following individuals and organizations:

  • Jenefer Ayunan Padilla and Hanes Anotado of PUSTURA clothing line (, for the beautiful dresses worn by our featured ladies on our front cover. We also want to thank PUSTURA and team for the fabulous fashion show they put together to help us with our launch and fundraising event for the FCT – Filipino Champions Talk Youth!
  • BA Production’s Mr. Brent Anotado for the fantastic promotional videos for FCM and the overall set-up and production of our launch event!
  • Armand and Sam Flores of PROFOLIO Photography ( for the amazing photos of our front cover featured individuals!
  • Michael Bickert, for contributing a very inspirational and insightful article titled, “Beaten, But Not Defeated.”! Thank you!
  • Country Hills Toyota ( – for allowing us to hold our grand launch of the magazine in their beautiful showroom! Country Hills Toyota is a big supporter of the Calgary’s Filipino Canadian community!
  • Alan Sergio Isidoro – for playing a key role in the set-up of Country Hills Toyota and for being one of our emcees of our launch event
  • Anna Pono, who was our other emcee at FCM!
  • Mary Kate Aquino and Berlyn Asparo for performing at our launch event.
  • Michael Siervo, for giving a very inspirational keynote speech!
  • Jerry Caingcoy, founder of TFCC and Mr. Kiko Celis, TFCC Director, for their excellent speeches!
  • Franz Lorenzana, our DJ at our launch event!
  • For all the attendees, photographers, and volunteers who took part at our launch event, thank you! Please let us know how we can collaborate with you in the future. Email:
  • Last but not least, thank you for our first cover featured individuals and contributors! Your stories and insights will be forever part FCM’s journey! It is people like you who make the Filipino community and the greater Canadian community shine!

We want to thank the following establishments for their support in carrying our magazine! Thank you for your support!

You can purchase a copy from our pick-up locations.

  • Calgary 
    • Tatak Pinoy
      • 26 Midlake Blvd. SE , Calgary AB T2X 2X7. (403-244-8083)
    • Smart Choice
      • Suite #102, 909 – 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1A5. (403-500-4999)
    • Adobo Experience (3 Locations)
      • 7-3745 Memorial Dr. SE Calgary. (403-984-8400)
      • 4303 17th Ave. SE Calgary. (403-475 9188)
      • 2770 Glenmore Trail SE Calgary. (587-437-5147)
    • Loriz Bakery (2 Locations)
      • 13-8330 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary. (403-278-8660)
      • 25-2525 Bridlecrest Way SW, Calgary. (403-256-8604)
    • Roc’s Grill
      • Unit 311, 2525 Woodview Drive SW, Calgary. (403-891-5158)
    • Remedy’s RX
      • 5268 Memorial Dr NE, Calgary, AB. (403-455-8139)

To purchase your copy of the magazine, email, along with your full name, phone number, and your complete mailing address.

Again, this has been an incredible journey!

We can’t wait to release our second issue in January, themed “Entrepreneurs.”

It’s only going to get better from here! But to make this happen, we need your feedback. You can help us by sending an email to and tell us what you think about the magazine.

Thank you once again, and enjoy our first issue, “LEADERS and MOVERS.”

On behalf of the FCM team,

Abel Pagaling
FICA Media Inc.

* If you want to partner with us and be on our pick-up location lists, email us at

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