by Tony Surtida & Marilda Kane The Council Of Edmonton Filipino Associations (CEFA) has been around since 1989.  It has always been, and continues to be, an instrument of harmony among Filipino-Canadian associations in our city. The Council utilizes a...
A Calgary teacher and music teacher has pleaded guilty to 17 charges in a Calgary courtroom April 4. Christian Allen Sarile, 29, admitted to offering girls as young as 12-years-old money, vapes and alcohol in return for sexual favours. In a...
By Quay Evano The Alberta government announced the development of a K-12 Filipino language and culture curriculum during a meeting with Premier Rachel Notley and Filipino community leaders on Feb. 1 in Calgary. “The Filipino community has brought essential skills to...
By Darlene Casten Boracay re-opened October 26 after a six-month shutdown to complete the first phase of cleanup of the island. In April, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte announced Boracay would be shut down to clean the beaches and deal with illegal...
By Darlene Casten The new Central library opened Nov. 1 with thousands lining up to get a look at the $245 million building. Mayor Naheed Nenshi opened the library, telling the crowd, the building is here as a springboard for dreams...
  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 The decision to move their son’s killer to an Edmonton psychiatric hospital for increased reintegration into society has a Filipino family feeling hopeless. The Alberta Review Board released it’s decision for Matthew de Grood Oct 3. de Grood was found...
#fcca By Will Tigley The Filipino community is mobilizing to showcase its economic strength. Formed earlier this year, the Filipino Chamber of Commerce Alberta (FCCA) held its first official event on September 27. The FCCA Business Connect was an evening networking event...
  By Will Tigley     The fourth year of Calgary’s annual Fiesta Filipino had amazing growth. Over 66,000 people attended throughout the three days over the September long weekend and even downpours of rain couldn’t keep the crowds away from enjoying the food...
By Darlene Casten The nominees in next year’s midterm elections in the Philippines aren’t even on the table yet, but Calgary’s Filipino community is running out of time to sign up to vote. The deadline to register as an overseas voter is...

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