DFA Condoles with Toronto Shooting Victims; No Filipinos Among Casualties
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24 July 2018 – The Department of Foreign Affairs today extended its condolences to the families of two persons who were killed in a shooting incident in Toronto on Sunday that also left at least 13 others wounded.
“We send our sympathies to the families who lost loved ones in the tragedy in Toronto on Sunday,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said in a statement.
“We also pray for the immediate recovery of those wounded,” the Secretary added.
The Department said the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto was in touch with police authorities who indicated that none among the 400,000 members of the Filipino Community were among those killed or wounded in the incident.
According to Consul General Rosalita Prospero, the shooting was carried out by 29-year-old Faisal Hussain who opened fire at several restaurants along Danforth Avenue in Toronto at around 10 p.m.
Hussain was reported to have died from a gunshot wound after exchanging fire with responding police officers. END
EMBASSY HOLDS OUTREACH MISSION IN MONTREAL
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16 July 2018 – The Philippine Embassy in Ottawa conducted a consular outreach mission to Montreal on 14 and 15 July 2018 to provide consular services to Filipinos there as well as provide them with the opportunity to register as overseas voters. The consular outreach mission was held at the Ruby Foo’s Hotel.
The Embassy team, composed of First Secretary Eric R. Aquino, Second Secretary Jeffrey P. Salik, and Consular Assistants Armi A. Santos, Ma. Teresa B. Bragais and Noel E. Sancon, processed a total of 251 consular services during the outreach mission and registered 14 new overseas voters. END
Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Seminar in Montreal, Quebec
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16 July 2018, Ottawa. The Philippine Embassy in Ottawa successfully conducted an Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Seminar on 14 July 2018 in Montreal attended by members of the Filipino Community availing of consular services being provided by the Embassy. The seminar was conducted by Second Secretary Jeffrey Salik.
This Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Seminar is part of a series of seminars being conducted by the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa to cultivate an entrepreneurial sprit among the Filipino Diaspora under its jurisdiction. The Embassy recently held a similar session last April in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Moncton, New Brunswick; Ottawa, Ontario; and in Hamilton, Bermuda last May.
Based on the 2016 census conducted by Statistics Canada in 2016, there were 37,910 Filipinos living and working in Quebec, almost 95% of them are based in Montrea006C. END
Photo caption: Second Secretary Jeffrey Salik explains strategies on how to save money and to set-up a business in Montreal, Quebec and in the Philippines.
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