Like most children of Filipino immigrants, playwright Marie Barlizo knew all too well the pressure of being the best and bringing honour to one’s parents, especially when the family has been uprooted from the homeland.
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A documentary on the rise of the Filipino cuisine in North America has been making the rounds of film festivals and selling out tickets in theatres. On February 24, the movie ULAM: Main Dish will be shown at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg. This will be the fourth Canadian theatrical release to date.
A recent Statistics Canada report reveals findings that, in 2017, Filipino immigrants enjoy an employment rate of 88.5 per cent, higher than their Canada-born counterparts at 84 per cent and even higher than other immigrants at 78.9 per cent.
For those competing, the goal may the same for everyone but the journey will be unique to each competitor.
A coalition of non-profit and advocacy groups across Canada continues to advocate for migrant workers’rights, including caregivers, a year ahead of the expiration of the foreign care workers program in November 2019.
Celebrating is a huge part of our Filipino identity.
The start of Christmas observance alone in the “ber” months starting in September long before Advent Season and ending in the second Sunday of January – a total of four and a half months – is proof positive of this celebratory culture.