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Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. bent on transforming economy, making food affordable to avert future crises

Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. bent on transforming economy, making food affordable to avert future crises

Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said his administration is geared towards economic transformation to shield the country from future crises in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. In an interview with TV host and actress Toni Gonzaga aired on ALLTV, Marcos expressed optimism about the administration’s success in any endeavor, noting, however, that it must come up...

Liberals say Canadians want more help with the cost-of-living crisis

The federal Liberals say they are determined to do more to help Canadians feeling the pinch from inflation. The caucus is meeting in St. Andrews, N.B., this week for a retreat where the cost of living is front and centre on every MP’s mind. Rachel Bendayan, the parliamentary secretary to the associate finance minister, says MPs all heard very clearly...

China drought won’t significantly affect Philippines: Department of Agriculture

China drought won’t significantly affect Philippines: Department of Agriculture

MANILA – The Department of Agriculture (DA) assured Wednesday that the drought in China, which may result in a decline in global rice supply, will not have any significant effect on the Philippines. Speaking at a Laging Handa briefing, DA Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban said the government has mechanisms in place to boost local production. “Maaaring di tayo masyadong maapektuhan ng drought sa China dahil ang...

For Father’s Day, try a weeknight-easy spiced steak

For Father’s Day, try a weeknight-easy spiced steak

Thin cuts of steak such as flat iron and hanger are great for weeknight meals because they’re full of flavor and cook up fast. But a flavorful spice rub and quick marinade easily elevate the meat to a meal worthy of a special occasion. Pairing it with a simple side of partially mashed chickpeas will satisfy that meat and potatoes...

Mga Kwentong Pagkain: The Evolution of Philippine Cuisine

Mga Kwentong Pagkain: The Evolution of Philippine Cuisine

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto is pleased to inform that the Philippine   Consulate General in Toronto and the Mama Sita Foundation will conduct a webinar on the roots and origins of Filipino cuisine entitled, “Mga Kwentong Pagkain: The Evolution of Philippine Cuisine.”   Session 1: What Our Ancestors Ate Toronto/Canada: JUNE 14, 2022 (TUESDAY) 12:10 PM – 1:10 PM Manila/Philippines:...

Department of Agriculture urges UN to ensure unhampered movement of agri products

Department of Agriculture urges UN to ensure unhampered movement of agri products

MANILA – Following earlier warnings on a “looming global food crisis” as well as the continuing global inflation, the Department of Agriculture (DA) on Tuesday urged the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO) to push for sustained worldwide market trades for agricultural products. In a statement, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the UN-FAO must lead the global call to maintain “unhampered...

PH Consul General  hosts Calgary mayor at the start of Filipino Restaurant Month in Canada

PH Consul General hosts Calgary mayor at the start of Filipino Restaurant Month in Canada

Calgary, 1 April 2022 – The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary marked the start of Filipino Restaurant Month in Canada (FRMC) with a lunch hosted by Consul General Zaldy Patron for Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek and her husband Mr. Todd Gondek at the Pacific Hut Restaurant in Calgary, Alberta. Pacific Hut Restaurant is one of the 40 participating restaurants of...

Canadians cutting back spending on groceries, restaurants as inflation rises: poll

Canadians cutting back spending on groceries, restaurants as inflation rises: poll

2022 March 18- A new poll suggests Canadians are looking for ways to cut back on spending as their concerns about the cost of living rise alongside headline inflation rates. Four-fifths of respondents to the Leger poll had started or planned to buy cheaper items at the grocery store to save on food bills, and cut back on how much...

Island farmers destroy 136 million kilos of spuds

Island farmers destroy 136 million kilos of spuds

CHARLOTTETOWN, Feb 28 The Canadian Press – Farmers on Prince Edward Island say they expect to finish destroying about 136 million kilograms of potatoes by Friday when a federal-provincial program providing compensation for the destruction ends. The Island farmers were left with the huge surplus of potatoes after the discovery of potato wart in two fields last year prompted a...