Tag: Philippine Youth
Interested in Lawyering Up in Canada? Good news for you! A vibrant community of Filipino-Canadian lawyers exists in the ten provinces of the Great White North.
A newly installed bust of Jose Rizal decorates the park named after his honor in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The monument was inaugurated in celebration of Filipino Heritage Month by key people in the city of Brampton such as Mayor Patrick Brown, Councilor Rowena Santos, Member of Parliament Rechie Valdez, and more.
“We have to advocate for peace even amidst times of peaceful situations,” says one of the leading Philippines’ peace advocates and academician, Dr. Dahlia Simangan.
If you are looking for a way to engage and bring the community together, then this event is right up your alley - especially if you live in Winnipeg! Admission is free and the event is located at The Forks CN Stage and Field at #1 Forks Market Road. The event will take place on August 19 and 20, 2023.
Attracting more than 350,000 guests, one of them being Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Taste of Manila is coming back for its 10th year in Toronto this August 19 to 20, 2023.
In her younger years, Donna Papa kindly asked maintenance personnel if she could use a piece of worn laboratory equipment thrown in the trash by her peers to test out her ideas for Phage Biology. The result? A lifetime of advocacy to combat antimicrobial resistance in aquaculture, horticulture, and health.
Fortunate is the Filipino who uses her platforms to bring out the best in others. A bright statement to share as colorful as the scarves she wore in her public appearances. People may know Dr. Eileen De Villa as a loving mother of three. A public health doctor to almost three million residents in Toronto. An Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto. Maybe even as a friend to Canada’s multicultural city. One thing our Kababayans should know is she is also a proud Filipino!
The first thing that comes to mind for Filipinos when thinking of trips abroad would be Singapore, Thailand, or Japan. Even wondering of a chance encounter with BTS in South Korea would be a dream come true! Never would I have thought that I would be visiting the Land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda. This landlocked country in Central Africa has numerous attractions such as Lake Kivu, where you could pick out fresh tea leaves, and Akagera National Park for your safari game drive experience. The best part about the country is that it is Visa-free for Filipinos!
A young Filipina had already bought her Accountancy books for the following school year when her mother notified her that she will be migrating to Canada to become a permanent resident. With her luggage ready, she could not shake off the fear of leaving behind a life she built in the Philippines. New country, new university, new college program, and a new adventure - this is Gheneva Aleta’s story from being an immigrant to now working with and for immigrants in Canada.
York University received a historic donation of 5 million pesos from the Philippine government on November 2022. The first of its kind in Canada where a Canadian institution received funding directly from the Philippine government.
I fondly remember the opening of the year 2020 when Dr. Jocelyn Z. Mariano, a loving mother of four children, told us to ready our baggage for an Alumni Homecoming of Thomasian Doctors in San Francisco. Mom was elected president of the UST Medical Alumni Association and officers were always invited to attend events in the States.
Numerous young people struggle to find what they are passionate about. With many options and advocacies available, youth would often ask themselves “Where do I fit in?” Some youth develop it over time from a personal struggle or perhaps learned the value of protecting the planet and human dignity in school.
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