Filipino charged in sex assault of teen By Darlene Casten An aspiring teacher has been charged sexually assaulting young girls. Police began investigating allegations of an inappropriate relationship between a 14-year-old girl late last year. The girl’s parents called police to report...
    By Will Tigley This month the sounds of the Philippines came to Calgary from a group out of Boston. On August 1, in partnership with the Philippine Consulate General in Calgary and the Philippine Cultural Center Foundation, the Iskwelahang...
With reverence and friendship, I’d like to extend my Christmas greetings to everyone. With the greeting comes the goodwill, hope and peace this world offers enveloped by Divine Providence. This greeting might be received with arched eyebrows, skepticism or a lackluster spirit by some and with warm welcome and faith for others. Nonetheless, I still believe in its wealth of meanings handed down to us in the Christian world 2,000 years ago.

Kapehan YYC

    First ever Kapehan YYC was well attended. November 20, 2017 at the Consulate General Office in Calgary. We thank Consul General Julius Torres for allowing PFCA to use their facilities. Ideas, concerns from different community groups were shared at...
Canada has launched an exciting program, the Study Direct Stream (SDS) for residents of the Philippines who want to study in Canada. Those who qualify can submit a streamlined study permit application and begin their studies in Canada much faster. This...
  By Sheena Manabat Jan Pierre Acido left high school with no idea of what to do next, but a free employment program has him working in the trades – without any student loans. Acido is a recent graduate of the Motive...
    By Darlene Casten A Filipino university student in Lethbridge University’s teaching program is facing more charges of sexual assault on a young victim. Christian Sarile was in Calgary court Dec. 7 on charges of sexual assault, sexual contact with a child,...
With 5,500 people attending, the excitement behind Fiesta Filipino's Stampede Agahan has not diminished in its third year. Serving up a different breakfast than the usual pancakes that dominate the morning festivities during the Calgary Stampede, Agahan served up a...
Julius Torres (4th from left) leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Filipino-owned Quality Sleep Care (QSC) clinic, January 20, in Calgary.  Joining him are (left-right) local Brazilian jiu jitsu champion Isla Diesmos, QSC's Kris Salumbides, Christian Jacob, Jesse Tallon,...
Skate for Philippines, Calgary skateboarder gives back By Sheena Manabat Photo by Liam Glass This year, Chad Baker and his friends began an effort to give back to the skateboarding community in the Philippines. Baker is asking Calgarians to donate items such...

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