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Dr. Rey Pagtakhan

Hon. Dr. Rey Pagtakhan (right) with Phil. Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

WINNIPEG – The board of directors of the Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba (PCCM), voted unanimously to elect Dr. Rey Pagtakhan as acting president during a meeting held on Monday, November 10. Pagtakhan will serve as president until the next annual general assembly of the PCCM on Sunday, December 14, 2008 when six new board members, including a new president, will be elected.

At the request of the board, Dr. Pagtakhan chaired the meeting, which was called to address the ongoing controversy surrounding the presidency of the PCCM. Board members Claro Venzon and Edgar de Leon had both been claiming the top post for several months.