The Philippine Posts in Canada (PPC) launched “Filipinos in the Field,” a social media project in honor of the countless Filipino-Canadians working in healthcare across the country.
It is estimated that more than 10 million Filipinos are currently living and working outside of the Philippines, many of whom have joined the healthcare profession. This situation is no different in Canada where the migration of Filipinos is recorded to have begun in the 1950s.
Philippine Ambassador to Canada Rodolfo D. Robles notes that “many Filipino-Canadians have played a silent but critical role in healthcare, safeguarding the well-being of their communities, not only during this pandemic but throughout the decades.”
Every day this month of December, a Filipino-Canadian health professional will be featured in the official social media accounts of PPC. Each Filipino professional will share their journey through their chosen profession, their thoughts on their work, and words of encouragement for others considering a similar vocation.
“Filipinos in the Field” is being conducted in observance of December as the Month of Overseas Filipinos and as the Philippines and Canada mark 72 years of bilateral relations. It is one of the projects of the Credentials Recognition in Canada (CRC) Project initiated by Ambassador Robles and launched by PPC last June, 2021.
Follow the journey of Filipino-Canadian essential workers at our official Facebook and Twitter Pages @PHinCanada.
PPC is composed of the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa and the Philippine Consulates General in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto.
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