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New Philippine Consul General Arrives in Toronto

17 September 2019 – Consul General Orontes V. Castro assumed his post at the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto on 16 September 2019. He was welcomed at the airport by the officers and staff of the Consulate General. Prior to his appointment as Consul General to Toronto, Consul General Castro was the Deputy Consul General...

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ABAKADA PROGRAM BRINGS PHILIPPINE FOLKLORE AND FOOD TRADITIONS TO OTTAWA

3 August 2019, Ottawa – ABAKADA Atbp., the Philippine Embassy’s summer cultural program for children, marked its seventh year with a workshop on Filipino folklore and food traditions held on Saturday, 3 August 2019, at the Sentro Rizal Ottawa. ABAKADA Atbp. was created to acquaint local children of Filipino descent with various aspects of Philippine...

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Ambassador Petronila Garcia greets INC on its 105th anniversary; noting remarkable contributions improving the lives of Filipinos in the Phils and abroad

Ottawa– Philippine Ambassador to Canada, Petronila Garcia, conveys her greetings and congratulations to Brother Eduardo Manalo and the congregations of Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) throughout the world on this milestone occasion of the Church’s 105th Anniversary and the 10th anniversary of Bro. Manalo’s leadership. Here’s the full excerpt of the greetings: “As the Philippines grew...

PRRD ‘happy’ that more Filipinos appreciate his work
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PRRD ‘happy’ that more Filipinos appreciate his work

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he was “happy” that four of five Filipinos appreciate his performance as the country’s leader. Duterte made this reaction after Social Weather Station (SWS) released a survey which showed that 80 percent of adult Filipinos are satisfied, nine percent undecided, and 12 percent dissatisfied with his performance. “As...

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70 Reasons and More to Celebrate Filipinos in Canada

The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and the Philippines which range from people-to-people cooperation, education, and trade. Local officials, notably the Mayor of Toronto John Tory, MPP Doly Begum for Scarborough Southwest, Councillor Jim Karygiannis of Ward 22 Scarborough-Agincourt, Councillor Josh Matlow for Ward 12-St. Paul, and former Councillor Neethan Shan,...

Statement by the Prime Minister on Philippine Independence Day, June 12, 2019
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Statement by the Prime Minister on Philippine Independence Day, June 12, 2019

Statement by the Prime Minister on Philippine Independence DayJune 12, 2019Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Philippine Independence Day: “Today, we join the Filipino community in Canada and around the world to celebrate the 121st anniversary of Philippine Independence. “Cultural bonds – built through many generations of people-to-people...

CANADA CELEBRATES FIRST FILIPINO HERITAGE MONTH THIS JUNE
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CANADA CELEBRATES FIRST FILIPINO HERITAGE MONTH THIS JUNE

Canada celebrates its Filipino-Canadian community with the first Filipino Heritage Month this June, in the year that marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and the Philippines. It was on October 30, 2018, when the House of Commons of the Parliament of Canada adopted the Motion—in a unanimous vote of 290 in favour...