PCCF Board Executive Officers – 2016 to 2018
1st Vice President
He graduated B.Sc. Electrical Engineering from FEATI University in Manila (1968). Immigrated to Canada in 1968, married to Ancie C. Sayson in 1970 and has lived in Calgary all those years. Blessed with three children (all boys). All children graduated from the University of Calgary. Clem is a proud grandfather of five grandchildren (also, all boys).
Aside from being actively involved with the PCCF, Clem has been involved with the Filipino Community for the last 42 years. Has served as president (6 years) of the Filipino Canadian Society of Southern Alberta; director, treasurer, and vice-president of the Calgary Multi-Cultural Centre; president (10 years) of the Calgary Filipino Basketball Association; president (2 terms) of the Calgary Filipino Lions Club; president (2 terms) of the Filipino Calgarian Seniors Club; and as an officer for other community service oriented associations in Alberta.
Clem is an avid fisherman and outdoor enthusiast. Likes to go deep sea fishing, boating, camping with friends and lately with grandkids. Plays tennis games regularly.
Came to Canada in 1993 and lived here in Calgary since arrival. Married to Norbert Anderson and was blessed with two children, Hazel Joy and Timothy.
Aside from being a member of PCCF, she is also actively involved in the North of McKnight Filipino Community (NMFC), with AKRA – Association of Kalinga Residents of Alberta and among many others as her way of giving back to the community.
In Winnipeg, she worked at the Citizenship Council of Manitoba in different positions, as a Settlement Coordinator and Inter-Cultural Community Facilitator. She also spent her free time doing volunteer work in the community. She was involved with the Philippines Association of Manitoba and Program Development Committee. She did not only give her time to the Filipino community but also to other ethnic communities; the Vietnamese, Chilean, Cambodian. A founding member of the Immigrant Women’ Association of Manitoba and served in different positions as president, treasurer and secretary. For four years she was a member of the Manitoba Police Commission.
She left Winnipeg in 1992 to accept a position in Calgary as the Executive Director of the Immigrant Women’s Association of Calgary. She worked in this organization until 1997 and moved to another line of her interest which is to work directly with Client. She had worked with the Immigrant Services Calgary in different positions. Her last position with this agency is working with the immigrant seniors in the community. Her works with seniors of diversified cultures have deeply rooted into her heart.
Since she arrived in Calgary in 1992, she was involved in the Alberta Network of Immigrant Women up to the present. Again, she served in different positions, as president, treasurer and secretary. Involved in research with professors at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work.
At present is a Board of Trustee with the Philippine Cultural Centre Foundation and is spearheading the Program Development Committee.
She received a B.Sc. in Elementary Education in 1970 from Corregidor College in Guimba, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Immediately after graduation, she accepted to work in The Netherlands, and was eventually promoted to a quality control supervisor. After completing 3 years there, she immigrated to Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba and worked in the quality control department of a garment factory.
In 1988, Jovita moved farther west to Calgary and found a job as a geologist technician for Chevron oil company. Along side her day job, she also assisted her husband, Resty with running 3 Mac’s Convenience Stores spread across the city.
With 3 young children, they again made the choice of moving farther west to raise the family in the small community of Prince Rupert, B.C. After 17 years, raising and educating their children there, they moved back to Calgary.
Jovita has been an avid volunteer in Prince Rupert, B.C. and now in Calgary notably in: community policing; emergency social services; neighborhood block watch; event organizers for senior’s group; charismatic group; and many others.
Educational background after graduating high school was to graduate industrial college after successful completion of several courses in Logistics, Work Standards, Food Handling and Food Safety.
Our family consists of 2 handsome sons, 2 gorgeous daughters, 6 very active grandchildren and my beautiful and loving life partner Erna.
Along with my son Shawn we have enjoyed a very successful and rewarding career of 15 years in Auto Racing.
I have also enjoyed the past 25 years in a very busy and hectic managerial role in Logistics and planning for a couple major companies within the food and industrial sectors with responsibilities for staff levels up to 60 people and full accountability for shipments moving across Canada and internationally to locations in Philippines, Taiwan, South Africa, Greece and Hong Kong.
I take a great deal of pride in being a trustee board member of PCCF and the enjoyment of participation in the various programs such as health and wellness, dance and language.
My family and I are very much looking forward to what the future holds for us.