By Staff Winnipeg North was the riding won by Rey Pagtakhan in 1988, becoming the first Member of Parliament who is of Filipino descent. In this year’s October 19 federal election, another Canadian of Filipino heritage will try to get the seat. Singer and songwriter Levy Abad is running with the NDP. He immigrated to […]
By Staff When Prime Minister Stephen Harper was preparing to visit the Philippines in 2012, one of the people his office sought to join him was Francisco ‘Jojo’ Quimpo. When the Vancouver man received a call from Harper’s office, it got him thinking that perhaps it was time for him to do more for his
By Staff Jesus Cosico stated on his website that he is an independent candidate by choice in this year’s October 19 federal election. “I do not have all the impressive campaign resources that other candidates may have, but I bring to you a strong belief that more than ever Canada needs independent voices in parliament
By Staff In November last year, Julius Tiangson, who came to Canada in 1985, emerged as winner in a three-way race for the nomination of the Conservative Party in the new riding of Mississauga Centre. For the 51-year-old financial consultant, the victory set a historic precedent for the Filipino community in the Greater Toronto Area.
By Staff It seems as if the controversy surrounding Quimpo’s candidacy does not stop. On the day of the last all candidates debate in his riding which he refused to attend, a story on a local media revealed that he “signed” a pledge from pranksters Shit Harper Did (SHD).The pranksters talked the Conservative candidate into
Artist Bert Monterona to exhibit works in Hong Kong By Ted Alcuitas Vancouver artist Bert Monterona and artistic associate Mylene Maranoc will hold an exhibition in Hong Kong from November 15 to November 27 this year. The show will feature 16 tapestries to be displayed at the Centre for Community Cultural Development. The theme of
Shirley Camia’s The Significance of Moths honours women By Ted Alcuitas While the author’s motivation to write this book of poetry was the memory of her grandmother, it is also a tribute to the thousands of Filipino women recruited to work in the garment factories of Winnipeg during the 70’s. Winnipeg-born Shirley Camia launched The Significance