It’s like a mini-United Nations at Sault Ste. Marie Civic Centre in Ontario.
In June 2019, Canada celebrated for the first time it's Filipino Heritage Month following the passage of the motion M-155 by the House of Commons the previous year. It is a historical milestone in the lives of over 850,000 Canadians of Filipino heritage, some of whom have been instrumental in this national advocacy, starting with Filipinos in major cities around Canada shaking their political representatives to recognize the contribution of Filipinos in Canada.
How much of the earth does each of us use? Of the 51 billion hectares of the earth’s surface, only 12 billion of it are “biologically productive”, meaning that less than a quarter at 23% of the earth’s surface provides resources and treats waste for over six billion people. Each living person has less than two hectares to use in his lifetime. This calculation does not consider the needs of plants and animals that number at least another 10 million. Nor does it consider future generations.
Individuals can start saving the planet from overheating in their garages, kitchens, and dining-room tables. The more stuff you own, and the more you travel, the more fossils fuels are burned, and the more greenhouse gases are emitted into the planet. Modern activities— such as plugging in devices, driving cars, and cooling homes—often rely on energy sources such as natural gas, oil, and coal. Those energy sources release CO2into the atmosphere.
The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) recently launched the 2020 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas.
The Presidential Awards takes place every other year to honor and recognize overseas Filipinos, individuals or organizations who contribute to Philippine development initiatives, or promote the interests of overseas Filipino communities.
“What is that lovely smell?” was a comment heard over and over at the Centennial Square in Victoria, British Columbia, on June 15. Even before the official start at 10 a.m. of Mabuhay, the Filipino Canadian community of Victoria’s yearly observance of Philippine Independence Day, unusual smells, sights and sounds filled the air, enticing people to stay and watch and eat, smile and even dance.