In celebrating the 124th anniversary of Philippine independence, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commemorated the start of diplomatic relations between Canada and the Philippines in 1949.
The Victoria-Filipino Canadian Association (VFCA) works to instill in Canadian Filipinos an awareness, pride and appreciation of Filipino history and cultural heritage, to raise community awareness of Philippine culture and traditions, and establish strong ties with other ethnic minority groups in Victoria. At Mabuhay 2022, the VFCA achieved all these.
Overseas voting for the Philippine national elections in Canada is not quite in full swing. Although the official start of overseas voting according to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) started on April 10, the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa reports that as of Monday, April 11, it has not yet received ballots from the COMELEC headquarters in the Philippines.