Category Archives: News

President welcomes, extends assistance to OFWs from Kuwait

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, February 13, welcomed around 150 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were repatriated from Kuwait, promising assistance from the government and job opportunitites. In his speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1, the President told newly arrived overseas Filipinos not to lose hope because his administration is ready […]

President Duterte assures support for all VisMin local execs regardless of political affiliation

Cebu City — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday, February 12, committed assistance to all local government officials from Visayas and Mindanao regardless of party affiliation. Speaking before a crowd of local chief executives here, President Duterte assured that every local government unit would be getting a fair shake under his administration. “Dito sinabi ko […]

Backlog in Live-in Caregiver Program Reduced and Eliminated

Minister Ahmed Hussen of Canada Immigration provided an update on the Live-in  Caregiver Program backlog that was left by the previous Conservative government, as well as the progress the  government has made to reduce and eliminate the backlog by the end of 2018. According to the Minister, the government is trying to fix the backlog left by […]

President Duterte lauds NEDA’s commitment in PH’s socio-economic agenda

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, February 6, highlighted the crucial role of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) in making the Philippines an upper-middle economy by 2022. The Chief Executive graced the 45th anniversary of the socioeconomic planning body at the NEDA Central Office in Pasig City. In his speech, Duterte recognized the dedication […]

Government of Canada improves accessibility for Canadians with disabilities in Mount Royal Riding.

February 20th, 2017, Montreal, Quebec    Employment and Social Development Canada Today, Anthony Housefather, Member of Parliament for the Mount Royal riding, on behalf of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, announced funding will be provided to The Donald Berman YALDEI Development Center and the Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA in order to […]

Rotrand Wants Action Before Opioid Crisis Engulfs Montreal and Quebec

Councillor Marvin Rotrand, Chef par Interim of Coalition Montreal, will tell City Council in Question Period this afternoon that Montreal and the province of Quebec are unlikely to avoid the opioid drug crisis that is killing thousands across North America. “In the United States, there were 33000 overdose deaths due to opioids in 2015 according […]

Palace asks pro-life groups to keep an open mind on family planning

Malacañan has called on the various sectors of society opposing the Executive Order on family planning to keep a broader and a more open mind on government efforts to push for responsible parenthood. In a radio interview over Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday, January 14, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella called on those who oppose Executive […]

Japan to infuse 1 trillion yen support to the Philippines

Japan will help support the creation of business opportunities in the Philippines worth 1 trillion yen, announced a top Japanese government official “Japan will support to create business opportunities approximately 1 trillion yen level for over the next five years, including a Japanese ODA, Official Development Assistance and private investments for the Philippines,” said Japanese […]

Rotrand Elected Interim Leader of Coalition Montreal

Laurent Blanchard, President of Coalition Montreal, today announced that Councillor Marvin Rotrand has been elected by the party Executive as Leader replacing M. Benoit Dorais. M. Rotrand’s mandate commences immediately. Rotrand is the dean of City Council having served continuously since 1982. He served as co-chair of Marcel Cote’s 2013 Mayoralty campaign and is currently […]

Participatory Governance Office’s Head visited Montreal

Montreal Filipino Community was glad to meet and interact with the Participatory Governance, Office of the President – Deputy Cabinet Secretary Peter Angelo Tiu Laviña on his recent visit to Canada. After the main visit to Toronto thru the invitation of Pinoy in Canada Patriotic Movement (PCPM), came to Ottawa on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, […]