By Darlene Casten   A group of Calgary’s Filipino business leaders and professionals are working to create an organization to increase the visibility of the business community.   A 14-member board is currently creating the direction of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce Alberta. The...
Exactly a year after Filipino community leaders petitioned to the Alberta government for a Philippine Heritage Month for the province, the provincial government have proclaimed June as Philippine Heritage Month.  The proclamation was done in several events in...
Article and photo by Quay Evano Many Filipinos who watched PTV Channel 4 in the 70s and 80s will remember incoming Philippine Consulate General Gilberto Asuque and his deep baritone voice when he was reporting the top news of the...
By Darlene Casten   A petition brought Consul General Julius Torres to Calgary and some Filipino community groups in the city  are hoping another petition will keep him here for a few more years. Philippine Consul General for Alberta and Saskatchewan, Julius...

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Group aims to empower Filipino youth By Darlene Casten Re-connecting or keeping cultural connections for Filipino youths living in Canada is the mission of a group already busy sharing their culture with Calgarians. The council that brought Fiesta Filipino to Calgary...
By Quay Evano Alberta Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman met up with Filipino Community Leaders in Calgary in late February to discuss different issues that affect the Filipino community in the province and how the present government...
By Quay Evano   Calgary-born Gilmore Junio, the first Filipino-Canadian Speedskater is representing Canada once again in the Winter Olympics being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Gilmore Junio, who has won several speedskating medals since 2009, won the hearts of Canadians...
By Darlene Casten The men responsible for kidnapping and raping a Filipina teen during a horrifying eight-hour ordeal in 2014 have been sentenced to 12 years in jail. Cody and Corey Manyshots were sentenced Jan. 26 to 12 years in prison...
By Will Tigley Photos by Len Chan To commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Philippine Cultural Center Foundation (PCCF) of Calgary held a special performance. Handog (gift in English) was a literal gift to Canada to celebrate the 150th birthday and to...
Araw ng Kalayaan Planned for Wetaskiwin By Darlene Casten The Philippines gained its independence on June 12, 1998 and the day now serves to bring Filipinos together, wherever they may be living, to celebrate their rights and freedoms. This year a...

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