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Website launched to track, report COVID-19 related attacks against Asian-Canadians

May 31, 2020 - 10:52 AM

'Hatred, left unchecked, can lead to violence with horrific consequences,' says Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission

Fight COVID-19 Racism: Website launched to track, report Covid-19 related attacks against Asian-Canadians

Filipino-Canadian nurses among unsung heroes of coronavirus pandemic

May 20, 2020 - 9:30 PM

Meet some of the Filipino-Canadians supporting Canada's healthcare system amid the ongoing pandemic

UNSUNG HEROES. (From L-R) Filipino-Canadians Aryanna Kassandra Perbillo, Mary Grace Ocampo, and Debbie del Mundo are among the frontliners in Canada's fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Contributed photos

'I didn't want to leave the house': COVID-19 fueling anti-Asian hate crimes in Canada

May 14, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Advocates believe more Asian-Canadians are now reporting anti-Asian hate crimes and incidents because of the 'intensity and the gratuitous nature' of these violent attacks

Filipino Heritage Month in Canada should go beyond 'revelry and feasts'

Jun 12, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Writers and academics say observance should also focus on experiences of Filipinos as immigrants and migrants

FILIPINO HERITAGE MONTH. Member of Parliament Salma Zahid (C) is the one who introduced the motion declaring June as Filipino Heritage Month at the House of Commons. Photo from Instagram/@halohalopopculture

More schools in Canada to teach Filipino language

Feb 10, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says this will help the Filipino community 'continue to grow deep roots and make this province even greater'

Fil-Canadian Job Cariaga sets sights on PBA Draft

Oct 12, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Just like Phoenix's Matthew Wright, Job Cariaga hopes to be the next Fil-Canadian to make an impact in the pro league

HOOP DREAMS. Job Cariaga hopes to bring his talents to the PBA. Photo from PBA D-League

6-foot-5 Matthew Daves bolsters already tall Ateneo Blue Eagles lineup

Mar 30, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The Filipino-Canadian joins the list of new promising recruits by the Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles

PROMISING TALENT. The 6-foot-5 Matthew Daves (second to the left) adds height and athleticism for the already stacked Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles. Photo from Mike Cruz's Facebook account.

First Filipino-Canadian senator dies

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Born in Lucena, Quezon, Filipino-Canadian Senator Tobias Enverga Jr 'passed away unexpectedly' on November 16, his office says

UNEXPECTED DEATH. The first Filipino-Canadian senator, Tobias Enverga Jr, dies a sudden death on November 16, 2017. Photo from

LOOK: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau visits Jollibee in Winnipeg

Jan 27, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who is in Winnipeg for a cross country tour passes by Jollibee s first branch in Canada

TRUDEAU IN JOLLIBEE. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau visits Jollibee in Winnipeg. Photo from the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines.

In barong tagalog, Trudeau touts multiculturalism at Fil-Canadian fest

Aug 21, 2016 - 9:24 AM

Our differences are a source of strength not a source of weakness Trudeau tells the Filipino Canadian community

PINOY BARBECUE. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2nd from right) helps in grilling barbecue at the Taste of Manila event in Toronto, Canada, August 20, 2016. Photo courtesy Trudeau's official page on Facebook

The theater of Nina Lee Aquino

Jul 23, 2014 - 9:46 AM

I think as artists part of the job is to be courageous in whatever way you choose to express yourself

WATCH: In new video, Mikey Bustos covers ‘Latch’

Jul 06, 2014 - 7:23 PM

Mikey lends his signature mix of humor and talent to this cover by Sam Smith

Living to keep Filipino theater alive in Canada

Jun 19, 2014 - 10:13 PM

There weren’t many roles out there for young Filipino actors But confidently I believed I would blaze a path of opportunities based on my passion and talent

Canada on Haiyan: We helped because of Filipino-Canadians

Apr 11, 2014 - 5:34 PM

Canadians donate 85 million to Haiyan survivors partly due to Filipino influence Their government will match this doubling the amount to 170 million

EXPERT CARE. A Canadian medic checks on a child in an evacuation center outside of Roxas City, Capiz. Photo from the Canadian Embassy in Manila.

Fil-Canadian teen invents flashlight powered by body heat

Feb 28, 2014 - 11:30 PM

Ann Makosinski invented the thermoelectric flashlight just to help a friend back in PH who s studying amid blackouts but scientists say it can change the world

Filipino-Canadians come home to help

Dec 08, 2013 - 12:03 PM

When asked to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan Filipino Canadian officers didn t hesitate to volunteer

Pinoys abroad organize aid for typhoon victims

Nov 13, 2013 - 8:30 AM

We couldn’t just stand around and do nothing I can t even begin to imagine what they re going through

Fil-Canadian baby, nanny kidnapped

Feb 07, 2013 - 2:18 PM

Kidnappers are demanding a P50 M ransom

'Pretty Little Liars' star embraces her Pinoy roots

Jan 01, 2013 - 12:36 PM

Filipino Canadian Shay Mitchell on being morena playing a bisexual and Pinoy food

PROUDLY MORENA. Shay Mitchell with her Filipino mom, Precious, in a photo posted on her Facebook page

Tagalog fastest growing immigrant language in Canada

Oct 25, 2012 - 10:05 AM

Tagalog is the fastest growing language among the 200 languages spoken in Canada according to the latest Canadian census