Seen & Scenes

Justice Carpio gives lecture on West Philippine Sea

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio is arriving in Vancouver this week to give a lecture on the Philippine position on the brewing West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) dispute. Carpio will address an audience consisting of academics, students, media, diplomats and community members at a forum on October 9, at 5-8 p.m., at …

Winter Escapade

The Winter Escapade 3 was launched simultaneously by the Philippine Embassy and two Consulates General in Toronto and Vancouver to attract Canadian snowbirds to this Philippine tour package. Here are some scenes during the Ottawa and Toronto events. (Photos by the Philippine Embassy and Amelia Insigne).

ASEAN Festival

ASEAN Festival

POLO Malaysia first to come up with short-list of model OFW employers

Kuala Lumpur – Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday commended the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Malaysia for having been the first of 36 POLOs that have come up with a short-list of nominees for the DOLE’s International Employers’ Awards. Baldoz, who came to Malaysia on a two-day visit as part of her …

PCCF donates $13,000 to ANCOP

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada – The Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) has once again fulfilled its promise of advocating for Charity by walking for the poor at the ANCOP Walk and donated $13,000! The monetary donation will build more houses for poor families in the Philippines. PCCF through its advocacy of the community by holding events …

2015 TELA FASHION SHOW: A tapestry of Mindanao Island fabrics and haute couture

Vancouver, B.C. — Richmond’s Riverside Grand Ballroom on August 7th was turned into a festive ambiance of southern Philippines. It was a showcase of prized Mindanao fabrics hitting the runway in Canada for the first time. With over 60 haute and prêt-a-porter creations from Cagayan de Oro’s top designers who infused contemporary and ethno-cultural mosaic …

PH Embassy Lends a Hand to Persons with Disabilities

OTTAWA, Ont. – In support of the Philippines’ National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week, the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa signed up for the Garlic Project of the Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OCAPDD) upon the initiative of Ambassador Petronila P. Garcia. The 2015 Garlic Project kicked off with Embassy personnel and their dependents as …

Miss Caregiver 2015

The 2015 Ms. Caregiver Pageant of the Fil-Core Support Group was held recently at the St. Michael College School Centre for the Arts. Through this event, caregiver participants were put in the limelight. Seven diverse individuals showcased their beauty, talents and flairs namely: Rhea Suares from Initao, Misamis Oriental Beth Advincula from San Agustin, Isabela …

7th Caregivers’ Conference

The Multi-Cultural Helping House Society led by Tatay Tom conducted a seminar entitled, “Caregivers…What’s Next?” during the 7th Caregivers’ Conference held July 25, at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Centre.

Migrante BC Friendship Basketball League

Team Budget played its very best on the court and won the Championship of the Men’s Friendship Basketball League organized by Migrante BC. Team players with coach Ben Lopez and corporate sponsor Bob Akehurst from Budget posed proudly with their medals and trophy to the loud cheers of their families and friends. The second place went to …