Canadian Filipino Net, or CFNet for short, ended its first year of operation last year on a positive and optimistic note. It averaged more than a million hits that year and had some cash left in its bank account.
Almost five months after it was overwhelmingly approved by the House of Representatives on third and final reading on March 19,2018 House Bill 7303, "An Act Instituting Absolute Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage in the Philippines" languishes on the Senate floor, its passage into law uncertain.
Aside from annual celebrations of June 12 as Philippine Independence Day, Canadian Filipinos in the province of Alberta have much to celebrate this month.
On June 1, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell signed a provincial proclamation designating June every year as Philippine Heritage Month, making it the first Canadian province to do so.
Expect to see more of the iconic Jollibee brand across Canada as the fast-food chain plans to open a hundred stores in the next five years.
Last March 19, 2018, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 7303 “An Act Instituting Absolute Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage in the Philippines" voting 134 for and 57 against with two abstaining. Although its passage of the bill at the lower house of congress was relatively trouble free, its ultimately becoming a law is problematic and uncertain. This is because there are still so many obstacles from formidable forces to overcome.