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Philippine parols light up New Westminister City Hall

New Westminster, BC Traditional Pinoy lanterns are included in this year’s Shine Bright event By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez The City of New Westminster’s popular annual Christmas event called Shine Bright is including a Parol Christmas Star Lantern Display in its City Hall foyer. Presented by the Filipino-Canadian Society for International Arts and Events and the […]

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Incel-member who murdered Filipina Ashley Noelle Arzaga sentenced to life

Toronto, Ontario The intel-inspired terrorist who killed 24-year old Ashley Noel Arzaga in 2020 has been found guilty on Nov. 28 for acts of terrorism and sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for ten years. Oguzhan Sert was a teenager at the time when he brutally killed Arzaga, the mother of

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Breaking: Will the ‘Son of Man’ be finally brought to justice?

Pastor Apollo Quiboloy of the Kingdom of Christ Analysis Teodoro Alcuitas Editor, Philippine Canadian News After two years of evading justice, the controversial preacher and Duterte confidant Pastor Apollo Quiboloy of the Kingdom of Christ is now facing a senate investigation into alleged human trafficking, sexual abuse, rape and child abuse incidents. Opposition Senator Riza

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A South of Metro Manila Oasis for Filipinos in Canada

Come home to RLC Residences’ nature-inspired Woodsville Crest in Parañaque City, Philippines For Canada’s most hardworking population, retreating into your own sanctuary is a must. Filipinos in Canada are among the hardest working people in the country, Statistics Canada reported in June this year using its labor data. Yes. There’s no “Juan Tamad” here, as

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Four Pinays make it to Canada’s top 100 women leaders

These four women are among Canada’s most powerul Teodoro Alcuitas Editor, Philippine Canadian News.Com Four Filipinas from across Canada have been chosen to be among 100 top most powerful women for 2023. The four were recognized by WXN (Women’s Executive Network) for making a transformational difference in their fields and actively shape a more inclusive

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Viral Philippine prison video inspires musical

“Prison Dancer” has a limited run in Ottawa’s National Arts Centre By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez For a Filipino Canadian writer and choreographer, a viral Youtube video of Filipino inmates dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” was always a good material for a musical. Romeo Candido just thought other people would do it. “I thought it was

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First Fil-Canadian anthology launched in Vancouver

A project for our ‘kapwa,’ editor says of the book By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez It’s finally out. A week after the release of its hardcopy, authors of MAGDARAGAT: An Anthology of Filipino-Canadian Writing (Cormorant Books, 2023) held an in-person launch and book signing at the Massy Arts Society, 23 E Pender St, Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Breaking: Filipino-Canadian anthology takes #1 spot in Amazon’s bestseller list

Book authors will hold in-person launches this November By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez The first ever anthology of Filpino-Canadian writers grabbed the number one spot on Amazon’s Most Wished For books in the Asian Canadian Literature category today. Edited by Teodoro Alcuitas, C.E. Gatchalian, and Patria Rivera, who also contribute to the volume, Magdaragat: An Anthology of Filipino-Canadian Writing features

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Canada launches pilot for group hiring in Manila

Streamlined work permit process to help Canadian employers recruiting 50 or more employees By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez To fast track the hiring of a group of employees for critical jobs, the Government of Canada launched a streamlined work permit processing for its immigration office in Manila, Philippines. Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced

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Breaking: Malaya Marcelino is Manitoba’s Labour and Immigration Minister

She is one of the 8 people of colour in Premier Wab Kinew’s Cabinet By Charmaine Y. Rodriguez Malaya Marcelino was sworn in as Manitoba’s Labour and Immigration Minister and part of a very diverse cabinet of the province’s 1st First Nations Premier Wab Kinew Wednesday morning. Marcelino was first elected in 2019 and had

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