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Sino ang kauna-unahang Pinoy? Finding the first Filipino to settle in Canada

First Filipino Canadians: The Search Begins (part 1 of 4) By  Joseph Lopez If you look at history books and online sources as recent as 2019, all of them will say that the first Filipino immigrants in Canada arrived in the 1930s, mostly settling in Winnipeg, Manitoba. So I left it at that. Until…. Serendipity […]

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Bagong balita: Pastor Apollo Quiboloy owns two mansions in Canada worth millions

Embattled preacher’s woes increasing Analysis: Teodoro ‘Ted’ Alcuitas A Rappler investigation has uncovered two mansions in Canada owned by the bedevilled Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, the controversial head of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KOJC) church in the Philippines. The two properties valued at $3.87 million, are located in Surrey, British Columbia and Brampton, Ontario. Surrey

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Book review: Some People Need Killing

By Teodoro Alcuitas Some People Need Killing After four decades as an expatriate in Canada, I returned to the Philippines in 2006 as part of a Canadian Human Rights Fact-Finding Mission. What I saw and experienced in that fact-finding mission terrified me and left me bewildered and confused. After hearing the stories of killings I

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Where were you during EDSA Revolution?

Philippines Philippine church groups join 38th EDSA People Power Anniversary protest Mark Saludes Licas News Church groups join the thousands of protesters who marched to the EDSA Shrine along Ortigas Avenue in Quezon City in the Philippines on February 24, 2024, in commemoration of the 38th anniversary of the EDSA People Power uprising that toppled

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

Updated: February 27, 2024, 12:35 PM 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

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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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