Seen & Scenes

DepEd-NCR holds World Teachers’ Day celebration in Pasay

MANILA— More than 5,000 elementary and high school teachers attended the advance celebration of the World Teachers’ Day organized by the Department of Education-National Capital Region (DepEd-NCR) at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City Monday. World Teachers’ Day (WTD) is being observed every Oct. 5 to create awareness and appreciation to the vital contributions of …

Philippine Canada Trade Council 2017 -2018 newly elected Board of Directors


Taste of Manila 2017

About Taste of Manila The name of the festival attracts someone to experience the Philippines at its best right on Canadian soil.  It motivates all festival-loving people to flock to “Little Manila” to feast on Philippine delicacies and to savor the authentic Filipino culinary delights.  For the business community, the name also invites someone to …

Pinoy Fiesta: Unang Hirit sa Tag-init 2017

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)