Winnipeger is Grand Winner for Global Bayaning Pilipino Awards in North America


Winnipeger Loizza Aquino is chosen as   Winner for the   North America Youth Award for 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.

Earlier this year, on April, 12, 2017,  Loizza  and fellow  finalist  awardees were presented  plaque of appreciation at   The Filipino Channel Global Office at Daly City.

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.

A full documentary featuring Loizza, her  work and contribution to the community  plus the  beautiful sights of Winnipeg was  shown in TFC and was watched by subscribers around the world.
The national awarding ceremony is set   on August 3rd at the Dolphy Theatre, ABS CBN Studios in the Philippines which Loizza is excited to attend.

Loizza Aquino joned by fellow awardees Michael Bautista (Edmonton) and Brendan Flores (Florida)


This year’s recipients of the Bayaning Pilipino award


Loizza with parents Riz and Lorna Ilag

Rubbing elbows with the famous. Loizza with actor Coco Martin

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