The Golden Balangay Foundation

The Golden Balangay Awards was co-founded by Ronnie Dela Gana of IKUBO Media and Jovito Favila of Awards Online Canada. After years of planning, the Golden Balangay Awards was launched and nomination was opened on March 2017. The premier awards night was co-produced by IKUBO Media and Awards Online Canada. This occurred in 2017 as Canada marked the sesquicentennial of the Canadian Confederation, also known as Canada 150. A timely celebration of the success and contributions of the Filipino community to Canadian society. On its fourth year and finding the right people to continue the mission and vision of the awards, the Golden Balangay Foundation, a non-profit organization, was founded. Having the best-of-the-best in the Filipino community at its helm, the GBA Awards program will be produced by the foundation moving forward.


Executive Team

Ronnie Dela Gana

Chairman / Co-Founder

Jovito Favila

Vice-Chair / Co-Founder

Claire Dela Gana

Program Director

Bloomy Favila

Finance Director

Rachelle Cruz

GBA National Ambassador

Judianne Jayme

GBA2019 Host Ambassador


Technical Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) comprised of respected individuals representing various reputable organizations, various industries and community leaders. These group of individuals were tasked to define the initial set of categories and judging criteria. At the completion of this endeavour, they are released of their duties and are all entitled for nomination. As nominees, they have the option to waive or reject any submitted nomination with their names.

Francis Rementilla

Businessman | CEO, Bodybliss Orthopedic Systems

Patrick Alcedo

Award-winning Film Maker Associate Professor, York University

Rose Tijam

President, Philippine Press Club of Ontario

Garry Tanuan

Trustee, Toronto Catholic District School Board

Michelle Serrano

Director, Philippine Chamber of Commerce Ontario

Louroz Mercader

Civic & Community Leader Curator, Global Shaper

Ysh Cabana

Toronto-based Artist, Educator, and Youth Leader

Josie De Leon

Professional Singer CEO/Founder, JDL School of Performing Arts

Steve Pagao

President, Philippine Chamber of Commerce Ontario

Alberto Rodil

RBC Top 25 Immigrant Senior Coordinator, Thorncliffe Community

Kaylene Tolentino

Student Leader, Toronto Catholic District School Board

John Kok

Student Leader, Toronto Catholic District School Board