September 1, 2023 - On April 30, around 40 Filipinos and allies gathered for a panel discussion in honour of International Workers’ Day that drew links of solidarity between the Filipino diaspora and Canadian workers.
[ Editor’s Note: Dr. Rey Pagtakhan was one of the three Members of Parliament on the Canadian Parliamentary delegation that observed in Kiev the 1991-referendum-vote on Ukrainian independence from the Soviet Union and was, subsequently, a preceptor (1992-1999) to successive Ukrainian parliamentary interns under the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program.
[Ed’s Note: This is Part 2 of Dr. Rey Pagtakhan’s ongoing preview of CFNet’s forthcoming book, Indomitable Canadian Filipinos, edited by Eleanor R. Laquian. Dr. Pagtakhan is a retired physician, professor and parliamentarian and the author of several articles and chapters in medical journals and textbooks.]
(Note: This is the last of a five-part series on candidates running for president in the Philippines in the May 9, 2022 election. Canadian Filipino Net started the series in November 2021 with Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., Maria Leonor Robredo in December, Panfilo Lacson in January and Isko Moreno in February.)