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Binhi at Ani installs its 2021-22 board members

Binhi at Ani installed its 2021-22 board of directors during its Seed and Harvest Dinner at Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center on July 3.

The 2021-22 officers are Melen Agcolicol, president; Michelle Balala, vice president; Jaycel Pardo, recording secretary; Michelle Santos, corresponding secretary; Madelyne Pascua, treasurer; and Rose Balmores, auditor. The 2021-22 directors are Arnel Alvarez, Nora Cabanilla-Takushi, Donnie Dadiz, Chelsea Guzman, Rochelle Mendoza, Marilyn Oura, Mark Paranada and Lawrence Pascua.

“I am pleased to continue to lead Binhi at Ani’s board of directors and work with an excellent team,” Agcolicol said. “Like other individuals, businesses and nonprofits, the pandemic wreaked havoc in Binhi at Ani’s day-to-day life. But we have weathered the storm for now and on top of that, we created new programs to serve the community such as the Bayanihan Food Distribution and the Bayanihan Feeding Program. Our motto of ‘Promoting the Bayanihan Spirit’ that was adopted in 1985 is still important today.”

Binhi at Ani, which means “Seed and Harvest,” is a nonprofit that provides scholarships, promotes mutual respect and understanding among peoples of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, promotes good citizenship and cultural awareness and promotes general welfare.

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