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FIVE FILIPINO CANADIANS WIN CIVIC SEATS IN ONTARIO

For the first time in Canada’s largest province, Ontario has five political candidates from the Filipino Canadian communities who won civic seats during the municipal elections on October 24, 2022. It was quite a promising political performance, indeed. Five of the 11 Filipino Canadians in the winning circle are from different ridings in the Greater Toronto...

Nurses urge health ministers to ‘take the money and work with it’
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Nurses urge health ministers to ‘take the money and work with it’

VANCOUVER — Groups representing nurses across the country have a message for provincial and territorial health ministers — take the money the federal government is offering to start fixing the healthcare system without balking at conditions. Leaders of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions and the Canadian Nurses Association met Tuesday with health ministers gathered...

Schools shut as some 55,000 education workers went on strike after failing to reach an agreement with the Ontario government
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Schools shut as some 55,000 education workers went on strike after failing to reach an agreement with the Ontario government

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Some 55,000 education workers went on strike on Friday in Canada’s most populous province of Ontario after failing to agree with the provincial government for better pay and more frontline staff in schools. The workers, which include educational assistants, secretaries and library workers, served a notice of strike on Sunday saying they...

Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT) Elects New Executive Officers, Von Canton Is President
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Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT) Elects New Executive Officers, Von Canton Is President

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto(PCCT), at the Board Meeting on October 28, 2022, elected its new set of Executive Officers for the 2023-2024 term. Director Rainier Macandog hosted the 2- hour election meeting at his executive business office in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.   Nestor Von Canton was chosen as PCCT President.  Elected with N. Canton, were Cora De...

House generates P75-M donations for Paeng relief drive
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House generates P75-M donations for Paeng relief drive

MANILA – The House of Representatives led by Speaker Martin Romualdez has generated around PHP75 million worth of cash and in kind donations for its ongoing relief drive for the victims of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng. According to a statement on Wednesday, the Speaker’s office said cash donations and pledges reached PHP49.2 million. While in-kind donations...

Metro Manila subway project to boost economic dev’t, create millions of jobs
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Metro Manila subway project to boost economic dev’t, create millions of jobs

MANILA, 2022 November 3–President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said Thursday that signing the Metro Manila Subway Project (MMSP) Contract Packages 102 and 103 will spur economic development, particularly as the country emerges from the current challenges in the post-pandemic. “The signing of these contract packages is a clear demonstration of this administration’s commitment to pursuing...