Category: Editorial

Wishing success to the new breed of Canadian Filipino entrepreneurs (April 2017)

Filipinos are found in the seven continents of the world. And everywhere they go, Filipinos are proud to say that they can compete with the best.

Here in Canada, Filipinos are found in various fields, from the professions to the arts and trades. Many of them are successful in their own right, proving that Filipinos can indeed shine among the finest.

Filipino Food – Different and Delicious – But why has it not gone Mainstream? (March 2017)

Category: Editorial

Traditional home-cooked Filipino food is tasty and delectable. Even non-Filipinos have been captivated by it. However, with many more Filipinos in Canada today than Malays, Thais and Vietnamese combined, why has Filipino cuisine not gone mainstream the way Malaysian, Thai, and Vietnamese foods have done? Why are Filipino restaurants in Canada short-lived? What can be done to make traditional authentic Filipino food more popular? Is Filipino food good only for shared family meals at home, but too cheap and ordinary for restaurant fare?

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How Second-Generation Filipinos Identify in Trudeau's Post-National Canada (February 2017)

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As Canadians gear up to celebrate their nation’s 150th anniversary, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlines a new governing principle for Canada: the principle of post-nationalism.

He boldly asserted this philosophy in a recent interview with TheNew York Times where he described Canada as the first post-national state. ‘‘There is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada,” Trudeau claimed. ‘‘There are shared values — openness, respect, compassion, willingness to work hard, to be there for each other, to search for equality and justice.”

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Canadian Filipinos to thrive under two flags if they seize the opportunity (January 2017)

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According to estimates from the Commission on Overseas Filipinos, in 2013, out of a total Philippine population of about 97 million, there were about 10.2 million Filipinos living outside the country.They were found in 288 countries all over the world. In 2016, the country’s total population rose to almost 103 million, and it is safe to conclude that more Filipinos have also left the Philippines to live and work abroad.

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Will Trudeau's promise of Kinder immigration come true? (November 2016)

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In June, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosted the Tres Amigos Summit in Ottawa for U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.  During the summit the three North American leaders, reiterated their common respect for diversity.  President Obama paid homage to the universal values of equality, tolerance, diversity and the  natural and legal rights of people to participate in a pluralistic  society.  To which Trudeau added, “that’s what Canadians believe in because that is what we are”.

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