Filipino-Canadian In Focus

Filipino-Canadian In Focus: Eleanor Campbell

Promising author; definitely one to watch out for. Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Mayor’s Medal. High-powered corporate city planner turned community development consultant. The road has had many turns, forks, and bends for Filipino-Canadian Eleanor “Beng” Campbell. One thing, however, is certain: Each fork in the road has led …

Young Filipino-Canadian In Sports: Avi Rhanzal Arellano

This is the story of Filipino-Canadian Avi Rhanzal Arellano; young athlete, achiever, and player par-excellence.

Global Filipino: Cenen Milan Jr.

What do running and books have in common? Cenen “Mac” Milan Jr. surely knows the connection. From the outside, Mac looks just like the typical guy who loves going to the beach and enjoying the white sand, a guy whose favorite meal is pasta and Coke, gets a little choked up watching “Notting Hill” or …

Global Filipino: Hanz Florentino

Being young and successful ain’t just for the yuppies behind Facebook or Google, one Filipino is not-so-slowly and surely making his mark in the field of financial management and entrepreneurship. Hanz Florentino, with internet marketer Janmck Hilado, published his first book in the Philippines entitled “Rick, Real, and Radical”–selling over 500 copies in 10 days. …

Filipino-Canadian in Focus: Lixmila Serrano

It would be fitting to call someone a “superwoman” if she can successfully juggle five businesses, organizing events and concerts, being an active community member, and having a family. But for Lixmila Serrano, it’s a normal day. Lixmila’s life is nothing short of a typical Pinoy teleserye, the only difference is, she lived—and lives it—everyday. …

Filipino-Canadian in Focus: Diona Joyce

It is impossible to walk along a street in the Philippines without encountering the perpetual line of various street food—from deliciously charred barbecue and isaw, to crunchy proven, to the unchanging taste (and price!) of fishball, to the ever-so-tempting kwek-kwek. You can even wash down the myriad of roadside treats with a glass of buko …

Filipino-Canadian in Focus: Echavez Siblings

Echavez siblings Lee, Anja, Mia, and Gino aren’t just performing artists, they’re Flamenco dancers. And while not everyone might not be as familiar with this style as they are, they share their passion for Flamenco through every cante (singing), every toque (guitar playing), and every baile (dance). “A Happy Accident” Born and raised in the …

Filipino-Canadian in Focus: Jason Godfrey

He’s one of those guys that are too good to be true. He is (in Derek Zoolander’s words) “really really ridiculously good-looking,” he’s funny, he’s witty, he acts and writes and poses professionally. What more could you possibly ask for? Well, why not throw in being a professional traveler? First Taste Jason Godfrey is a …

Global Filipino: Carissa Villacorta

2007 was a big year for Carissa Villacorta. She was just your regular neighborhood publisher, traveling to and fro New York and California in the line of duty, until she lived her personal philosophy: believe, begin, become. In October 2006, she launched her first book “Surreality” and was soon acclaimed because of her literary genius …

Global Filipino: Anna Meloto-Wilk

When it comes to all-natural beauty and top-of-the-line cosmetics, none other than Anna Meloto-Wilk’s Human Heart Nature (HHN) have taken the country by storm since its conception since 2007. Daughter of Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto, Anna found the “Pro-Philippines, Pro-Poor, Pro-Environment” company with her husband Dylan, a British national, and her sister Camille. Modest …

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