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Film on 1st Filipino settler in Canada to be released soon

Vancouver, B.C. History buffs on social media share fund drive for Ben Flores’ tombstone By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez The excitement level is high as the documentary on Benson Flores, the first Filipino on record to have settled in Canada, is set to be released in March or April this year. The team of Philippine Canadian […]

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Pumanaw: Community pillar Socorro ‘Coring’ Juan dies at 80

Winnipeg, Manitoba Beloved advocate succumbs to cancer Tireless community advocate  Socorro ‘Coring’ Juan has died. Friends posted her death today ( February 12, 2024) of cancer. Active with her advocacies up and until her death Juan was advocating for cancer research and was featured in a Winnipeg Health Science Centre Foundation ad in March 2022.

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Tributes, support continue to pour in for Super Grocer

Richmond, B.C.  Community helps displaced employees of Filipino-Chinese family owned store By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez Still feeling the loss of a beloved community institution, Super Grocer’s loyal patrons and neighbors have continued to say good things about the family-owned grocery and will even raise funds to help its displaced employees. Super Grocer, which was located

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King Charles confirms having cancer, seeking treatment

75-year-old monarch issues public statement, breaks Royal tradition By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez The Buckingham Palace issued an official statement confirming that King Charles has cancer but did not give any specific details. “During The King’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a

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BC nurse takes another bid for CNA board

Vancouver, B.C. Victoria Casas-Alcuaz seeks representation Teodoro Alcuitas A Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Frail Elderly-Older Adult Network is seeking a nomination for the board of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the governing body for Canada’s 460,000 nurses. This is the second attempt of Victoria Casas-Alcuaz, the clinical nurse specialist at Fraser Health Authority where

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Unions: Winnipeg’s Daniel Talde becomes CUPE’s National Rep

Updated: January 29, 2024, 6 PM Winnipeg Daniel Talde: Of Activism and Taking It Further By Levy Abad After 55 years of the Filipino community in Winnipeg, we have Daniel Talde taking labour activism furthest by becoming the National Rep for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)-Winnipeg Manitoba, and the first Filipino to be a

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Canada to cut student permits by 35% this year

Immigration Minister announces more changes in student visa program By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez Saying that the rapid increases in the number of international students arriving in Canada put pressure on housing, health care and other services, the Government of Canada announced a reduction of student visas by 35 percent for 2024. In a press conference

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International students in Canada now at 1 million

Statistics Canada shows Filipino students comprise third biggest group By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez Canada is now a temporary home to one million foreign students with over half of them in Ontario, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reported. According to a Globe and Mail report, Canada has 1,028,850 study permit holders as of the

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Filipina is Surrey’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Surrey, B.C.  Board of Trade awards program celebrates businesses and the people behind them By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez Janine Cindy Santiago-Nagi, owner of Sun City Optics, could not believe that she had won an award for doing something she loves. She arrived in Canada from the Philippines 13 years ago. She studied instrumentation and automation

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Leylah is Tennis Canada’s Women’s Player of the Year

Filipina-Canadian tennis champ was recognized for a stellar season By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez Tennis Canada announced that Leylah Annie Fernandez (Laval, QC) and Félix Auger-Aliassime (Montreal, QC) are the recipients of the 2023 Tennis Canada Excellence Awards for Player of the Year and Singles Player of the Year in the women’s and men’s categories, respectively. This is Fernandez’s fourth

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