Tiangge ng Bayan

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The non-stop rain on Saturday did not dampen the spirits of the organizers and participants of the first Tiannge Ng Bayan (Filipino Community Market) at Maples Multiplex.

Over 45 vendors, partners and festival sponsors fill up the Maples Multiplex with tables and booths offering contests, product giveaways and wide range of flea market type offerings.

The full day affair was hosted by Roldan Sevillano Jr and Alyssa de Guzman with a supporting cast of Festival Queen candidates and board of directors.

This is the first Tiannge Ng Bayan event hosted by the Manitoba Filipino Street Festival and is the second of four summer activities leading up to the 2014 Manitoba Filipino Street Festival on Saturday, August 23 at Garden City Shopping Centre.

Photos by Ron Cantiveros | Filipino Journal


2014 Queen of the Festival Finalists – Profiles

Abigail Macatbag

Abigail Macatbag

Occupation: CIBC Customer Service Representative (CSR) and Starbucks Barista
Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, singing, motor sports (go karting), swimming and hiking.
Favourite Filipino Dish: My favourite Filipino dish would be Sinigang :)
Why I decided to participate: I’ve decided to take this opportunity to voice out my wisdom and knowledge, to try and influence our youth today and lead them to a good path. I believe that one can make a difference without being neglected. I also wanted to involve myself in the Filipino community more and be proud of my nationality and culture.

Jacqueline Servida

Jacqueline Servida

Occupation: Hotel staff
Hobbies/Interests: Music, internet surfing, dancing, likes to play with kids
Favourite Filipino Dish: Sinigang any kind, adobo atay, menudo
Why I decided to participate: I decide to participate because I want to share what Filipinos has to offer to other nations with culture and festivities that we have.

Jaina Medida

Jaina Medida

Occupation: Working part time and soon to be real estate agent :)
Hobbies/Interests: Love outdoor and all extreme sports.
Favourite Filipino Dish: Adobo and crispy pata
Why I decided to participate: I joined this pageant to make my parents happy. My dad’s bday wish isfor me to become a beauty queen before I get married. And the best part since they are my parents, they believed that I have the looks, the brain and talent to prove to everyone that I can be The Queen of MFSF 2014. :)

Julienne Reyes

Julienne Reyes

Occupation: Starbucks Barista/Program Photographer
Hobbies/Interests: Reading novels; listening to rock alternative, jazz, almost all kinds of music; watching reviews, vlogs, New Girl, TBBT; singing; taking photographs
Favourite Filipino Dish: Bistek Tagalog
Why I decided to participate: I was invited to join by and represent the Association of Caviteños in Manitoba. I’ve always been part of the student government making events like this pageant happen, now I want to give myself a chance to be part of the stage. I want to prove to myself that I still keep the Filipino spirit not only by living it but also through sharing our culture and promoting it to our fellow Filipinos and to other nationalities.

Maria Nelissa Lastimosa

Maria Nelissa Lastimosa

Occupation: Student/Restaurant Server
Hobbies/Interests: I love reading both non-fictional and fictional books, magazines, cooking, watching favourite tv shows, playing some xbox games, yoga and travelling
Favourite Filipino Dish: the Filipino community more and be proud of my nationality and culture.
Why I decided to participate:I decided to participate in this pageant to be able to be more involved in our Filipino community here in Manitoba. Also, through this pageant, I want to take the opportunity to discover my strengths and weaknesses and be a better person.

Maybellene M Ibay

Maybellene Ibay

Occupation: Customer Service Staff
Hobbies/Interests: Music, Fashion, Photography
Favourite Filipino Dish: Kare-Kare and Caldereta
Why I decided to participate: I have decided to participate in this event in order to meet new friends, as well as to show my support for Manitoba Filipino Community in preserving the Filipino Culture and Heritage.

Nicole Velasquez-for fb

Nicole Velasquez

Occupation: Freelance make up artist and customer service sales representative
Hobbies/Interests: Special FX makeup, doing make up, watching horror movies, working out, baking, camping and spending time outdoors
Favourite Filipino dish: Adobo
Why I decided to participate: I decided to participate because I wanted to get to know more about the Filipino community: the culture, meet some new people, and also for the experience because I think it will be a great one.

Rochelle Ann Cabaguio

Rochelle Ann Cabaguio

Occupation: Middle Years School Teacher
Hobbies/Interests: Coaching junior high sports teams, Zumba, and spending precious time with my family and friends.
Favourite Filipino Dish: Hands down, Chicken Adobo!!!
Why I decided to participate: I was asked by MIPS -Winnipeg Batangueno Cad Comm Assoc.It was not until, I shared my excitement with my students was where I really began to comprehend what I was really in. I realized through their excitement, I was not only representing the Winnipeg Batangueno Community, but my students as well. I finally understood that I am not only a young Filipina role model in the classroom, but in the community as well.