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The Philippine Embassy participated in the recent 18th Ottawa Travel and Vacation show held on March 10-11, 2012 at the Ottawa Convention Centre in Canada. The participating travel services company includes Tours Hai International, Jade Tours, Handa Travel, and Royal Scenic, among others. At the show, there was palpable interest in selling more Philippine destinations as demonstrated by Uniktour, Travel Professionals International and Family Travel Scoop.
Besides tourism, the Philippine Embassy took the occasion to promote Philippine products and food. Filipino shell craft, baskets and the turon were the top drawers inviting queries and compliments from visitors. Philippine participation in the travel show was organized by the Philippine Department of Tourism office in New York represented by Ms. Mitchelle T. Dy, Deputy Director for Marketing.
Read more at Philippine Embassy Ottawa
Photo by pong0814 at Flickr.com
A short documentary film entitled “The Philippines: Preserving a Culture of Life” was recently aired on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in the USA and Canada. Produced by Human Life International (HLI), this film has been aired several times at EWTN in the Philippines.
The film is a pro-life documentary that highlights the fight for life in the Philippines. It features pro-life advocates who are leading the fight against the RH Bill, the likes of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, Congressman Golez, HLI Director Bullecer, and former pro-abortion Department of Health manager Dr. Ligaya Acosta.
HLI is presently working with other pro-life organizations in the Philippines to promote the new documentary, groups such as the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and the Filipinos for Life, a volunteer group whose mission is to speak the truth about the dignity and sanctity of human life in all its stages, from natural conception to natural death.
HLI is also hosting a contest on Facebook where pro-lifers are invited to leave a brief prayer for the Philippines or a note of encouragement for a chance to win a free DVD copy of the documentary.
Read more at LifeNews.com
Photo by CBCP For Life at their Facebook Page
InterAksyon of TV5 News and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) of the Philippines recently launched a traffic navigator that visually displays major intersections along each of the major thoroughfares of Epifano delos Santos Avenue (EDSA), Quezon Avenue, Espana Avenue, C5, Roxas Boulevard and the South Luzon Express Way (SLEX), and labels each according to a traffic category.
The rendition of the graphics is akin to subway and roadway maps people are familiar worldwide, like the United States, Canada and the U.K. Besides this familiar display, the “Line View” provides intersection per thoroughfare status. It also uses “Google Map” to display an actual view of the major thoroughfare and the traffic situation.
Below the page shows MMDA’s Facebook and Twitter updates.
Go to Metro Manila Traffic Navigator to experience something new
Image from the Metro Manila Traffic Navigator website
Photo by ronrag at Flickr.com
Remittances from overseas Filipinos rose 6.2 per cent to 7.9 billion dollars in the first five months of 2011, the Central Bank of the Philippines said Friday. In the month of May alone, remittances totaled 1.69 billion dollars, up 6.9 per cent from 1.58 billion dollars in the same month last year.
The major sources of remittances in the period were the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Britain, Japan, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Italy and Germany.
Read more at Monster and Critics
Preliminary judges have already selected the Top 15 candidates for the 2010 Miss Universe beauty contest now being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The 83 contestants were ranked based on evening gown and swimsuit, during a two-hour presentation at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Early favorites who got the loudest cheers from the audience were the candidates from Philippines, Haiti, Canada, Australia, USA, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
Miss Philippines Maria Venus Raj tops the online votes.
Go to AllVoices to read more.
Photo from annalyn at Flickr
Globe recently introduced its newest mobile phone service offer – SuperIDD which gives Globe Handyphone prepaid and postpaid subscribers unlimited calls to the continental US and Canada at 99 Pesos per day or 1,999 Pesos in a month.
Unlimited calls can be done daily during the hours of 11:00pm up to 5:59am Philippine time zone (GMT+8:00). That’s 8:00am – 2:59pm in the westcoast (Pacific Standard Time or PST) for British Columbia, Washington and California residents.
This service is only available while in the Philippines and will not work if you are roaming outside the country.
If you call outside the allowed hours and you are a prepaid subscriber, your call will be dropped. However, for postpaid subscribers, the call will go through at normal rates of US$0.30 per minute. Calls made within the allowable hours but extend beyond 5:59am will still be considered under the SuperIDD service.
Read more at Globe’s website
Customer Appreciation Event on Friday, April 23, 2010. Starts 7:00am up to 11:00am only.
Free breakfast melt and a cup of coffee.
No purchase required.
Philippine-Canada Trade Council Presentation and Networking Event on Immigration and Foreign Credentials
An informative presentation and networking on Canadian immigration integration and foreign credentials conducted by the Philippines-Canadian Trade Commission (PCTC) to be held in Vancouver, BC.
Source: E-mail from Mike Calingo.
Sunday, April 11, 2010 @ 5pm
Polish Canadian Centre
$45.00 VIP, $25 General admission
Evelyn Glen 780-616-5869
Alan Isidoro 587-888-6397
Source: Calgary Filipino.com
Heart 2 Heart
May 14, 2010, 7:30pm
Ticket prices: $145, $120, $110, $100, $80, $70, $55
Presenting Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid with Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera as special guests. For ticket information, please call Neneng (647-401-5818 or 905-472-5818), Rene (647-401-7363) or Elvie (416-656-8269).
June 11, 2010, 7:30pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Hall A, North Building
Ticket prices: $125, $100, $85, $50
Presenting Sarah Geronimo with special guests Erik Santos, Charlie Green, Jimmy Marquez and John Prats. For ticket information, please call Ruth (416-720-2602), Lito (416-564-8734) or Sani (647-408-6949).
Calgary, Waterloo, Ottawa, Vancouver, St. John’s and Richmond Hill have what migrants are looking for when choosing where to locate, according to the Conference Board’s second report assessing the attractiveness of Canadian cities. The performance of these cities is compared on 41 indicators grouped across seven categories: Society, Health, Economy, Environment, Education, Innovation, and Housing.
For migrants with a university degree, the Education category matters the most (21 per cent) in the decision to locate, followed by Society (20 per cent), Innovation (19 per cent) and Economy (13 per cent). Migrants without a university education consider, in an overwhelming fashion, that the Economy category matters the most (33 per cent) and followed by Society (20 per cent).
Read the details of the overall grades and performance by category at the Conference Board of Canada of CNW Group Ltd.
The CEO and COO of KUNNECT recently visited the Philippines to launch its call center technology solutions to the Philippine BPO market. Fred Cote, co-founder and CEO, spoke at the October 12 meeting of the members of the Call Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP) in Shangri-La Hotel Makati. Mr. Cote presented KUNNECT as a viable, inexpensive call center solution for immediate operations without the need for costly and time-consuming setup, calling it the “best in its class” of a full suite of call center features and functionality. Together with Mr. Cote were Chris Persaud, COO of KUNNECT, and Raffy Pekson II, the Country Representative of KUNNECT in the Philippines.
Read more at Work and Coffee.
Juana Tejada sought an exemption to taking a second medical test as a pre-requisite to becoming a permanent resident here in Canada and was recently vindicated for her passionate advocacy of the so-called “Juan Tejada” law which the federal government of Canada recently made changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) by removing a second medical test for caregivers to qualify as permanent residents. Another change states that caregivers need 3,900 work hours to qualify as a permanent resident as opposed to the old law of two years of work within the span of 36 months.
Tejada failed the second medical exam for caregivers when she was diagnosed with cancer, a condition she developed while working as a caregiver.
The province of Ontario previously passed a law with some features that favor the Filipino community:
- Recruiters are prohibited from charging fees to caregivers
- Prohibiting confiscation of caregiver’s personal documents like work permit and passports
- Many others…
Read more at Balita-Filipino Canadia Community Newspaper
For details, please see the poster below.
Source: Mike Calingo
Mabini Express is a remittance agency that caters to Filipinos in Canada, US and all over the world who wants to send money back home to their loved ones. Mabini Express, aptly named after one of our nation’s heroes, caters to the unsung heros of today, the overseas workers. Dedicated to quality service and personal touch, we have agents all over Canada to help you with your needs.
To celebrate the grand opening of its Sheppard Centre Mall branch at North York in Ontario, it is holding a luncheon and customer event from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, May 30, 2009. The new branch’s address is 4841 Yonge St. Unit 133 Sheppard Centre Mall North York ON M2N 5X2. Everyone is invited to attend.