Mr. Speaker, June is an important month in the history of the Philippines. Today, June 12, is the anniversary of Philippine independence from Spain.
The Filipino community is an integral part of Canada's multicultural society.
In the West Island of Montreal, we are very lucky to have two great Canadian Filipino associations: FCAWI and SWIS.
I applaud FCAWI, its president Ador Bolusan, and its executive committee for the wonderful activities that they put on in our community, including basketball, dancing, and more. I also applaud Roger Ajero and the officers and advisers of the SWIS organization for their social engagement with seniors in our community. I thank both of these societies because they make their activities inclusive and they welcome everyone.
I wish all Canadian Filipino associations and communities of Canada a happy national Independence Day.