Like most children of Filipino immigrants, playwright Marie Barlizo knew all too well the pressure of being the best and bringing honour to one’s parents, especially when the family has been uprooted from the homeland.
For those competing, the goal may the same for everyone but the journey will be unique to each competitor.
One word changed the course of a boy’s life.
Jon Callegher was a fifth grader at the St. Gabriel Catholic School in Ontario when, during a shouting match with a classmate, the “N” word was thrown at him. Callegher is the son of a Filipino mother and Italian father.
A Canadian Filipino has been elected to the Supreme Board of Directors of the Knights of Columbus.
In recognition of this year’s International Women’s Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Racism, the University of British Columbia’s Equity and Inclusion office, together with the alumni UBC, organized an evening of inspirational engagement featuring four women changemakers in British Columbia.