PHILIPPINE FLAG FLIES ON CANADA’S PARLIAMENT HILL
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Clockwise from top: Philippine Ambassador to Canada Petronila Garcia (center) with members of the Canada – Philippines Parliamentary Friendship Group; the Himig Pilipino Chorale Ensemble sings “Ako ay Pilipino,” Minister Ahmed Hussen speaks during the reception; and the giant Philippine flag is unfurled in front of Parliament.
PHILIPPINE EMBASSY IN CANADA JOINS FILIPINO COMMUNITY FOR ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PICNIC
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Clockwise from top left: Mayor Watson presents the official declaration of Filipino Heritage Week to PICOV Chair Nora Arriola; Members of the Philippine Embassy at the start of the parade; Deputy Chief of Mission Francisco Noel Fernandez III together with Mayor Watson and Filipino-Canadian members of the Ottawa Police Service; The Philippine Dance Troupe of Ottawa performs the Tinikling; and Parada ng mga Lechon winner Philippine Center of Canada (PCC).
FILIPINOS IN WEST ISLAND REGION OF MONTREAL CELEBRATES PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE
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Deputy Chief of Mission Francisco Noel R. Fernandez III (extreme right) attends the Philippine Independence Day celebration of the Filipino-Canadian Association of West Island (FCAWI) with (from right) MP Frank Baylis, FCAWI President Ador Bolusan, and MP Francis Scarpaleggia. FCAWI was founded in 1976 by Filipino medical and other professionals.
Ambassador Garcia Participates in Filipino Association of Montreal and Suburbs (FAMAS) Celebration of the 120th Anniversary of Philippine Independence
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09 June 2018, Montreal - Ambassador Petronila Garcia participated in the FAMAS gala celebration of the 120th anniversary of Philippine Independence as guest of honor and speaker (top photo), which also coincided with the 55th anniversary of FAMAS. During her remarks, Ambassador Garcia noted that the Philippines is the oldest democracy in Asia, and took stock of the country’s accomplishments as a nation.
Ambassador Garcia called on all Filipinos in Canada to take pride on their Filipino heritage and to be motivated to do more for our country, noting that our national heroes paid the ultimate price in the fight for freedom for our beloved country.
The borough of Cote de Neige in Montreal, which is home to the largest number of Filipinos in Montreal, has declared June 2018 as Philippine Heritage Month, and the FAMAS Gala Celebration is one of several events that have been organized by the Filipino community to highlight the 2018 Philippine independence day celebrations.
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