This fall, a new festival will be launched in Calgary to celebrate Filipino culture. The festival, called ‘Fiesta Filipino,’ will bring vendors, musicians and dancers together to feature the culture of the Filipino community in Calgary. Fiesta Filipino will be...
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...
Filipino Man Killed by CTrain at Whitehorn Station By Adrian Dayrit On Monday February 20, 30-year- old Rafael Carlos was hit and killed by a CTrain at Whitehorn station crossing at 36 th Ave NE. Carlos leaves behind his father and brother who...
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...
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...
The courtroom was packed for a preliminary inquiry into the murder of five young people at a get-together last spring, who were celebrating the end of the university school year.
The families of five murder victims, killed at a small house party on April 15, are asking that information surrounding the deaths of their children remain under wraps until the man accused in their murder is on trial.

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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...
Family, friends and members of the community are rallying around a 17-yearold Filipina who was the victim of a brutal sexual assault last month.

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