The Philippines and the Vatican, the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, are the only two countries in the world that do not allow divorce as a means to end a bad marriage. Currently, what the law allows in the Philippines are annulment and legal separation. The annulment option is expensive (costing upwards of Pesos 250,000) which only the rich can afford and a long one that sometimes takes years to process. On the other hand, legal separation does not allow separated couples to remarry.
Five artists of Filipino heritage are participating in a month-long exhibit aimed at encouraging dialogue around women’s roles, struggles, and triumphs. The exhibit titled Essence will open on April 26 at the CityScape Community Art Space at 335 Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver.
Without tins of the luncheon meat Spam, many Filipino pantries are considered not up to scratch.
The appetite for Spam follows Filipinos all over the world, including in Canada, where children of immigrant families grow up with a taste for the canned product.
Following the success of two locations in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jollibee opens a third Canadian location at #15 William Kitchen Road in Scarborough, Ontario on Easter Sunday, April 1.
Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has made a promise regarding caregivers working as temporary foreign workers in the country.
Ahmed Hussen assured in a statement on February 16, 2018 that Canada is not abolishing its caregiver program, and that caregivers have a guaranteed path to permanent residence.