Tag: Filipino community

We welcome newcomers, they buy houses, they seem to live in them. What’s the problem?

The new federal budget is expected to confirm a goal for a record number of new arrivals in Canada, with immigration likely to exceed 300,000 people in all categories. All of them will need someplace to live. As… Read More

What has changed since senseless fatal stabbing of Filipino teen Deeward Ponte?

It is now five years since Filipino teen Deeward Ponte died in a senseless stabbing in a Vancouver park.  Already his assailant is out of prison. Has anything changed in that time to make life safer around Vancouver… Read More

Tony Tang, RJ Aquino would bring new energy and perspectives to council in November

With the November civic election just five months away, two new faces seeking places on the Vision and COPE teams are out meeting voters. Since this column was submitted to Philippine News Today, Vision newcomer Tony Tang has… Read More

More than 37,000 Vancouver residents are temporary foreign workers, but little is known about their impact on the city

Foreign Worker, Local Neighbour from TFW Vancouver on Vimeo. Research conducted for Mayor Gregor Robertson’s Working Group on Immigration has discovered that more than 37,000 Vancouver residents are here on temporary foreign workers’ permits, doing jobs as varied… Read More