It is one thing to have a war hero in your family and another to be one yourself. Mike Fuentespina is both that as well as a Team Canada member in this year’s Invictus Games held in Toronto from September 23 to September 30, finishing a respectable fifth place in the men’s road cycling criterium event. Like all participants in the Paralympic-style sporting event, Fuentespina is a wounded warrior.
After heading the New Democratic Party (NDP) of Manitoba for more than a year, Flor Marcelino recently passed on the baton to a new leader.
It marked the culmination of yet another chapter in the career of the Philippine-born politician, who came to Winnipeg with her family in 1982.
As an elected official, Marcelino’s track record has counted a number of breakthroughs that have elevated the status of visible minorities and women of colour in Canada.
Toronto’s own Pinoy Boy, social media sensation Mikey Bustos came home to enjoy some time off after the viral success of his Despacito parody, titled, I Wear Speedos.
The coastal town of Ragay in the province of Camarines Sur in the Philippines is one of those places you pass by on the way to a major city like Naga in Bicol. However small and unheard of, Ragay produced Dr. Jesse Ronquillo, multi-awarded scientist currently at the forefront of developing an Aquaculture Technician diploma program funded by the B.C. provincial government.
Even as a young boy growing up in Manila, Michael had an inquisitive mind. He was full of questions often catching his parents and teachers off guard and grappling for answers to such questions as “How does one know what the real time is?” He enjoyed reading science books and was fascinated with airplanes wondering what keeps them up in the air and why they must move so fast to stay airborne. His young dream was to invent something, be it a process or a product.