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 …

Cayetano to grace Canada consular office

ALBERTA, Canada—Philippine Consul-General Julius Torres wants newly appointed Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan peter Cayetano to grace the opening of their consular office. Torres said they invited Cayetano to to Calgary, Canada for the inauguration of the new office serving the Filipinos in Alberta and Saskatchewan Provinces. As of now, they await the visit of Cayetano. …

Hongkong OFW’s excited, dismayed over President Duterte’s visit

Davao City, Philippines– Hundreds of Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) are excited while others dismayed as they await the person whom they consider their icon and protector-Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Many of them have switched their day off as Saturday is a working day for them, among them is Teresite Alcontin Deolas who says “I’m so …

ASEAN declaration on rights of migrant workers ‘a work in progress’

MANILA, April 30 — The expected “declaration” on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers may likely takes place by November of this year. In a press briefing held Saturday at the International Media Center in Conrad Hotel, Pasay City, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary and chair of ASEAN …

Overseas voter registration increasing

MANILA, Philippines — Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW’s) continue to register as is showed tremendous increase after the 2016 national elections. The Department of Foreign Affairs – Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) in a press statement noted the increase during after four months of accepting new registrants. Overseas voter registration started last December 1, 2016 and will …

OFWs in New Zealand to benefit from minimum wage hike

MANILA — Filipinos working in New Zealand will receive an increase in their monthly pay after the country’s Workplace Relations and Safety Ministry announced the hike in the minimum wage of workers. In a report to Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, Labor Attaché Rodolfo Sabulao of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Canberra, …

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 …