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Memorable Manitobans: Pablo Malgapo “Lito” Taruc (1958-2020)

Community activist.

Born at Gagpan, Nueva Edija, Philippines on 29 June 1958, son of José Taruc (?-1983) and Rebecca Malgapo (?-1988), he moved to Winnipeg in 1979 where he worked at Versatile Farm Equipment for almost 20 years. In 1997, he began working as a news director at CKJS radio. He served the community as President of the Radyo 27 CB Club of Winnipeg, President of the Philippine Basketball Association of Manitoba, President of the Filipino-Canadian Disaster Relief Fund, Philippine Nayong Pilipino Pavilion Ambassador, President of the Philippine Heritage Week Coordinating Council, President of the Gapan Association of Manitoba, President of the Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba, and President of the Philippine Association of Manitoba. His service was recognized with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died at Winnipeg on 17 November 2020.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 November 2020.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 November 2020

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