PH business society officers inducted in Canada

EDMONTON, Alberta (June 20)  — Philippine Consul-General Gilberto Asuque  inducted the officers of the newly-formed Philippine Business Society of Alberta (PBSA). Asugue challenged the officers to serve as a conduit to Philippine Department of the Trade and Industry’s senior trade commissioner to Canada, Maria Roseni Alvero. Now that they are sworn into office, Asuque said,  …

Filipino community honors late Fil-Can Senator Enverga 

EDMONTON, Canada — Filipino-Edmontonians here gathered for the  Memorial Service for the late Filipino-Canadian Senator Tobias “Jun” Enverga Jr., Sunday night, November 26, at the St.Andrew Catholic Parish. Leaders and representatives from the organizing Quezonian Edmonton Club, Duterte Volunteers Alberta Canada, Couples of Christ Edmonton, Dabawenyos Cultural Assistance Society, Alberta Filipino Journal, Triskelion Alumni Canada, Congress of …

Dabawenyos hold charity  events to benefit young students in PH

EDMONTON, CANADA — The Dabawenyo Cultural Assistance Society (DCAS) has been doing charitable work for the last seven years without much fanfare by holding social events here and the funds have benefitted kids who are in school in the Philippines. “We are really grateful for the help of not only Dabawenyos here in Alberta Province …

Canada papers Citizens Bill involving migrant residents

EDMONTON, CANADA— The Canadian government is preparing a bill which will change the landscape in the law involving migrants in the country. Dubbed as the  Citizenship Act, it will recognise the permanent residents as citizens of Canada and can now apply for citizenship. This development is a good news to all Filipino permanent resident  as  …

Fil-Canadian Copaa’s Filipino Pavilion a huge success

EDMONTON, Canada — The Congress of Philippine Associations in Alberta’s hosting of the Filipino Pavilion to Heritage Festival guests this year ended on a high note, Monday. Copaa spokesman Lito Velasco, editor of the Alberta Filipino Journal, said the three-day event displayed harmony among the different cultures in Edmonton. “We would like to thank the Filipino …

Fil-Canadians in Edmonton to offer “Mass for peace in Marawi”

 EDMONTON, CANADA — A Filipino-Canadian deacon has reached out to the Edmontonians to join them in a “Mass for Peace in Marawi” on Friday, August 4, here. Deacon Gem Mella announced that the 7 p.m. mass at the Corpus Christi Parish will be officiated by Father J.Roy Allan Laudenorio. Mildred Balmores, whose son Mark is a photojournalist covering …

COPA Alberta celebrates 119th Independence Day with FilCom in Canada

EDMONTON, Canada — The Congress of Philippine Associations (COPA) of Alberta celebrated the 119th Philippine Independence Day and Canada 150 with Filipino songs and dances, June 3, at the Four Points Hotel, here. COPA of Alberta president Jose Angeles Jr. and Consul General for Alberta and Saskatchewan Provinces Julius Torres rallied members of the Filipino …

Duterte volunteers reunion in Canada

More than 300 supporters of the Duterte Volunteers Alberta Canada show up for their first “Reunion”, March 18, at the PCA Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Father Jack Diaz officiated the special mass calling on the volunteers to be patient and to continue helping their fellow Filipinos.(Photo by Moses Billacura/Newsline Philippines)

Opening of Consulate office in Calgary, saves Pinoys hundreds of dollars

EDMONTON, Canada – For quite a good number of years, Filipinos in Western Canada have to fly to Vancouver to have their passports renewed. That would mean air fare, hotel and food expense and everybody knows that if you’ll be in Vancouver, it won’t be cheap. Three years ago, Migrante Alberta, Alpha Phi Omega Alumni …