Seen & Scenes

4 Filipino organizations lauded during the 2nd Alex Esclamado Memorial Award for Community Service

The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) and GMA Network through its international  business unit, GMA International successfully concluded the second annual Alex Esclamado Memorial Award for Community Service, which recognizes outstanding Filipino-American organizations that have rendered significant services to the Filipino-American community, the American mainstream, and the Philippines. The winners for this year …

SPOTTED: PM Trudeau at the Taste of Manila festival in Toronto

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Friday, donned a barong tagalog, Philippine’s national costume, as he toured the “largest Filipino festival in Canada,” and tasted a wide array of Filipino foods at the Taste of Manila festival in Bathurst Street in Toronto, Ontario. Wearing an apron on top of his barong, Trudeau with MP Marco Mendicino of Eglinton-Lawrence, …

SSS Outreach in Montreal

SSS officials led by Foreign Representative Officer Roberto Roldan recently held an outreach mission in Montreal to extend social security protection to the Filipino community in the area (Photos by Roberto Roldan).

Surrey Fusion Festival

The recent Surrey Fusion Festival at Holland Park saw the convergence of cultures from around the world. Awarded “Best Cultural Event” in Canada, the outdoor fest features over 70 acts on four stages, 35 different cultural pavilions. The Philippines took center stage with dance performances by Kathara and PhilCas among others, plus presentation of native …

City of Vancouver honors visionary advocate for immigrants Lilian To

Vancouver – In recognition of Lilian To’s lifetime commitment in promoting multicultural harmony in the community and supporting the newcomers in Vancouver, the City of Vancouver has designated Shanghai Alley as Lilian To Way, the very first street moniker in Vancouver named after a Chinese Canadian. Lilian To Way is marked by two street monikers …

Ateneo & La Salle Alumni Golf Tournament

The Ateneo and La Salle Alumni Associations in British Columbia held a friendly golf tournament at Quilchena Golf and Country Club in Richmond. B.C. Here are some scenes from the game dominated by the Ateneans (Photos from Jun Mercado’s FB account)

Fil-Canadian Produced Film, ‘Living Instead’ Set in Canada

The cast and crew of Living Instead by BE Rogue Productions shot the first feature film set in Canada and the Philippines by a Fil-Canadian film producer. The movie is directed by veteran actress/director/producer Beverly Vergel and produced by Emily Bolanos. It tells the story of the lives of Filipino immigrants and their experience with …

Caregivers Conference 2016

Scenes during the recently held Caregivers Conference 2016 organized by the Multicultural Helping House Society (Photos by Manny Noel Abuel).

DU30: The President gains support in BGC

Financial district Bonifacio Global City has shown support to President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte, as a building flashes LED lights that spell out “DU30,” referring to the president.

Closer than Ever at the Gateway Theatre

Closer than Ever, originally produced Off-Broadway by Janet Brenner, Michael Gill and Daryl Roth with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire had a two-week run at the Gateway Theatre. The exhilarating musical featured Kevin Aichele, Danny Balkwill (on bass), Caitriona Murhy, Chris King (on piano) and FilCan pride Ma-Anne Dionisio. Ma-Anne …

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