Canada Philippines

Why Do Filipino-Canadians Send Boxes Of Spam Back Home?

The Huffington Post Canada | Russell Sabio and Al Donato | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Living

Two Filipino-Canadians open up about a packing tradition that connects them to home.

Who I Am Has Nothing To Do With Where My Parents Were Born

Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.11.2016 | Canada Living
Joy D'Souza

My cultural identity isn't defined by where my parents were born. My father was born in Pakistan, his siblings and parents were born in Goa, India, and all of his great-grandparents were born in Portugal. What does that make him? My mother was born in the Philippines, and my sister and I were born in Toronto. What does that make us?

My Parents Are Proud Of Me Even Though I've Never Heard Them Say It

Russell Sabio | Posted 09.11.2016 | Canada Living
Russell Sabio

I knew it was something parents said to their kids, a thing friends said to each other, and I wanted someone to say it to me.

Body Of Beheaded Canadian Believed To Be Found In Philippines

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2016 | Canada

Hall's head was found abandoned outside a Roman Catholic cathedral.

I'm A Canadian Midwife Working To Make Child Birth Safer In The Philippines

Georgia Leigh Macad | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Impact
Georgia Leigh Macad

When my husband Achao Macad, an iKalinga (a native of the Province of Kalinga) and I, began the work of opening a birth centre, I wondered how it would be received. Would the women accept care from midwives? Would they want to leave their homes to deliver at a clinic?

Philippine Troops Hunt Extremists Who Beheaded Canadian

CP | Jim Gomez, The Associated Press | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada

Trudeau did not say whether the government had paid a ransom for John Ridsdel or Robert Hall.

China And The Threat Of A De-Americanized World

Monde68 | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Politics

If tensions are rising between the United States and Russia, the biggest geopolitical issue for the U.S. in the foreseeable future is China. Why? Because Beijing has adopted a comprehensive strategy with the intent to destroy the American superpower and we call it: de-Americanization.

Canadian, Four Others Missing After Yacht Disappears In Storm

CP | Jim Gomez, The Associated Press | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine coast guard say a Canadian is among five people who were on board a yacht that disappeared while sailing in wate...

Illegal Canadian Trash Heads To Philippine Landfills

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 07.21.2015 | Canada Politics

"Canada, pick up your garbage!"

Women's Health Is the Key to Economic Prosperity in the Philippines

Development Unplugged | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

Millions of women in the Philippines could become the economic market that Canada wants and live freer, more prosperous lives if they were given access to healthcare with the autonomy to decide how many children to have, when to have them, and how to have them safely.

What World Water Day Really Means

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada
Debbie Wolfe

We don't think much about water here in Canada - just turn on the tap and out it pours! But around the world, clean water is more elusive. It can mean...

The World Is Getting Hungrier

Peter Hall | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Peter Hall

The world is getting hungrier. It has been said many times, but it bears repeating: the rise of emerging markets over the past three decades is now vaulting millions into the ranks of the middle class every year.

The Donations You Made to Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Saved Their Lives

Michael Messenger | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Impact
Michael Messenger

Canadians are also helping ensure children and their families don't go hungry, thirsty or sleep out in the open. A child's healing and well-being is about more than just a safe place to play during the day. We know the importance of a warm, dry place to sleep, and a pot of nourishing food bubbling on the stove or fire at day's end.

Typhoons Are Only Getting More Powerful as the Planet Warms

David Fogarty | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada
David Fogarty

The intensity of tropical cyclones striking East Asia has sharply increased over the past 30 years and major cities and ports such as Shanghai in China could face a greater threat from more powerful storms in future, a study published on Thursday shows.

Three 2013 Moments with Profound Implications for our Future

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Impact
Rosemary McCarney

Three remarkable events from the past year stand out from my perspective as the head of an international development agency. All made headlines at the time, but those headlines merely touched the surface of the events' profound ramifications as we look forward to 2014.

11-Year-Old Blind Girl Covers 'Wrecking Ball,' Wrecks Us

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

YouTube has been filled with amateur covers and spoofs of pop songs for years now, and in 2013 Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" was probably got the most ...

Canada Donates Close To $40M To The Philippines

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact

Canadians, both individuals and businesses, have donated almost $20 million to the relief effort in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. T...

17 Canadians Still Missing

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs officials are still trying to track down 17 Canadians who remain unaccounted for in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines.But they ...

Number Of Canadians Missing In Philippines Drops

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - Canada will contribute another $15 million for humanitarian relief in the Philippines, bringing the total Canadian government contribution to...

What We're Doing to Help Children in the Philippines

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

All of these children have been badly needing food and water, and aid agencies have been working hard to meet those needs. But it's also easy to see why they need chances to begin learning again as soon as possible. This is why World Vision is planning to set up child-friendly spaces in as many communities as possible.

3 Canadian Military Choppers To Help In Typhoon Relief Effort

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

A new addition was made to Canada's relief efforts in the Philippines Saturday, with three military helicopters and their crew designated to help with...

Post-Typhoon Haiyan, Climate Action Is More Important Than Ever

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Scientists are still trying to understand the connection between specific weather events such as Typhoon Haiyan and climate. Climate change is reshaping our world, and the science is telling us in every way possible that we can expect more extreme weather disaster going forward, unless we do something about this now.

Coquitlam Steps Up

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

When Rose Samaniego first heard about the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, her first thought was one of deep worry. She was ...

Fast Track Visa To Surrey For Filipino Teen?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Filipino woman working in Surrey, B.C., is returning to the Philippines with the hope Canada will fast track a visa for her daughter, who survived d...

Musicians Helping Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Music

The devastation those residing in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan has been unimaginable. But bands from near and far are trying to help in whateve...