Winnipeger Loizza Aquino is one of this year’s North America Youth Awardees and finalist for the Gawad Geny Lopez Bayaning Filipino Awards. This is an annual search honoring modern-day ordinary Filipinos around the world who make a difference in their communities.
Loizza Aquino, 17 of Vincent Massey Collegiate is the founder and president of Peace of Mind 204 Inc which leads the campaign Youth Against Mental Illness Stigma that raises awareness on mental health among youth in Manitoba.
She and fellow awardees were presented plaque of appreciation at The Filipino Channel Global Office at Daly City, California on April 12, 2017.
The event was attended by city politicans, executives from ABS- CBN Broadcasting Company (which organized the event) and popular Star Magic and Kapamilya artists which included Coco Martin, Jody Sta Maria, Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil among others.
Loizza made it to the final awardees from among the many nominated candidates this year. One grand winner will be announced later this month. Awarding will be done in the Philippines.
A full documentary featuring Loizza, her work and contribution to the community plus the beautiful sights of Winnipeg will be shown in TFC next month. Details to follow.