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Historical Spectrum

By: Tony & Jocelyn San Juan

 The Association, non-stock, non-profit university alumni, community-based, socio-professional entity was organized on July 24, 1989 in Scarborough, Ontario.

 Founded jointly by Julio Buiza, Jr., Anita Buiza, Tirso Balitian, Tony San Juan, Nessie Padua (deceased) and Dean Saturnino Opeņa (deceased).

 First board of directors (T. Balitian, R. Chosa, J. Garcia, G. Gravador, R. Olay, E. Serapio, L. Sison, P. Yabut) adopted its Constitution and By-laws on September 1, 1989 with Julio Buiza Jr. as its first president and Tony San Juan (vice president)

 Incorporated with the Province of Ontario's Ministry of Commercial and Consumer Relations on March 19, 1990.

 Membership is open to alumni, former students, faculty members and employees of FEATI University, a private technological higher institution of learning in Manila, Philippines. Recently, spouses, partners, and adult children of regular members are invited to join as part of the Association's inclusive-ness policy. Current members include a good number of registered professional engineers, certified teachers, small business entrepreneurs, technical service practitioners and technologists, architectural and engineering consultants, information technology specialists, office and business managers, accounting officers, sales and marketing specialists, and administrative officers in both the public and private sectors in Ontario.

 Current members include a good number of registered professional engineers, certified teachers, business entrepreneurs, technical service practitioners and technologists, architectural and engineering consultants, information technology specialists, office and business managers, accounting officers, sales and marketing specialists, and administrative officers in both the public and private sectors in Ontario.

 Commence its first official publication, "The Hi-Flyers Newsletter" on August 6, 1994. Surfed the cyberworld on July 2000 via its website http://www.featineancanada.com as designed by Oliver Rey.

 Community projects and involvement account with modest financial contributions to charitable organizations and foundations in Canada and the Philippines; a scholarship program and library aid to its Alma Mater; a web page internet communication link; information dialogue with Featinean Associations in North America; and continuing support and cooperation with other community organizations and stakeholders and its mother organization - the FEATI University Alumni Association.

 The Association, over its more than a decade of operational existence, has evolved into a quintessential organization in the Filipino Canadian community with J. Buiza, E. Birondo, and now M. Recaido providing leadership and the young directors: O. Rey, A. Fabroa, J. Pallasigui, J. Viterbo, R. Balangue, R. Marquez, F. Amurao, R. Gancena, T. Pallasigui, and L. Guevarra, extending legislative support to the 200-strong membership.