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Philippine Airlines to Double Flights to Canada

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The flag carrier of the Philippines is eyeing to double its frequency of flights to Canada very soon, after the successful conclusion of talks between both countries on air flights. The Philippine panel secured seven additional flight frequencies per week to Canada and Philippine Airlines (PAL) will pursue trying to get all these entitlements with the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). Once approved, the number of flights per week PAL does between Manila and Canada will double from seven to fourteen.

At present, PAL flies seven times a week to Vancouver and three times a week to Toronto with a stopover in Vancouver.

“With the successful conclusion of the government- to- government air talks, we look forward to flying twice daily to Canada and offering our passengers greater flexibility and choice,” said PAL President and COO Ramon Ang in May of this year.


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There’s a Filipino Park in Vancouver, BC

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The Filipino Plaza public park in Vancouver, BC

Somewhere in Vanness Avenue, west of Sky Train’s Nanaimo Station, Vancouver, BC, sits a park Filipino-Canadians call the Filipino Plaza. The open park, sometimes referred to as a linear park, located underneath the Sky Train Expo Line, was one of the dozens of open parks built in 1986 as part of BC Transit’s Parkway Program showcasing different cultural parks on the 26-kilometre path that parallels the Sky Train.

Fronting this park is the colorful Sarimanok logo and a 2,000-red brick wall donated by the Filipino-Canadians who started the endeavor in the park. Construction of the park was made possible with the bayanihan spirit of Filipino-Canadian members of the “Filipino Plaza Committee of 1985.”

This year, the Filipino Plaza will be the official site of the Flag Raising ceremony to kick off the various Philippine independence celebrations in the lower mainland of Vancouver, British Columbia.

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6 Canadian Cities Out of 50 Attract More Migrants

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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.

Written by Raffy Pekson II

January 14, 2010 at 6:13 am

Philippines-Canada Trade Council Christmas Party

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For details, please see the poster below.

Source: Mike Calingo

Written by Raffy Pekson II

November 17, 2009 at 6:16 am