Ambassador Holmes recently joined partners to mark 11 years of the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF) and the end of the current phase of the fund’s programming.

The MTF, managed by the World Bank, has worked with a number of partners, in particular with the Bangsamoro Development Agency, to bring development benefits to conflict affected communities in Mindanao.

Canada is one of six donors that...
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Ambassador Holmes recently joined partners to mark 11 years of the Mindanao
Welcome to Manila, Wheelchair Basketball Canada! Mabuhay! #Canada150
Welcome to Manila Wheelchair Basketball Canada Mabuhay Canada150
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Canadian sports diplomacy in action:
Wheelchair Basketball Canada comes to Manila

Basketball for the differently-abled takes the spotlight this week as members of Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) conduct player and coaching clinics with the Pilipinas Warriors – the Philippine national wheelchair basketball team.

The Embassy of Canada, in partnership with the Philippine...
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Ambassador John Holmes recently participated in the official launch of the Canadian Red Cross and Philippine Red Cross (PRC) development project that aims to reduce health and disaster risks in Typhoon Yolanda-affected communities of Aklan, Antique and Capiz.

PRC Chairman Sen. Richard Gordon hosted the launch event with the Canadian Red Cross represented by Pat Laberge, Director of Global...
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Ambassador John Holmes recently participated in the official launch of the Canadian
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Congratulations to Likhaan and Inter Pares on the opening of the Zaragosa women’s clinic in the Tondo district of Manila!

The clinic will make a real difference for local women’s access to health care and family planning services.
Congratulations to Likhaan and Inter Pares on the opening of the Zaragosa
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: "In Canada, diversity is our strength.
Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – and every day – we will continue to speak out against racism and hate in all its forms."
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: "In Canada diversity is our strength
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More than 500 Filipino youth graduated recently from the JobStart program of the Philippines’ Department of Labor and Employment. 99 percent of the graduates have already found jobs. Ambassador John Holmes in his message attributed the success of the program over the last two years to three Ps: partnerships, people and a shared purpose. He challenged the JobStarters to seize every...
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More than 500 Filipino youth graduated recently from the JobStart program of
Ambassador John Holmes and SunLife CEO Riza Mantaring opened the SunLife Amphitheatre at the Bonifacio Global City today, March 20, 2017. The ambassador congratulated SunLife for its commitment to strengthening communities in the Philippines. He also said that the Embassy hopes to make use of the beautiful outdoor facility as part of Canada 150 celebrations.
Ambassador John Holmes and SunLife CEO Riza Mantaring opened the SunLife Amphitheatre
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Courtesy call of Ambassador Holmes on Vice President Leni Robredo
Courtesy call of Ambassador Holmes on Vice President Leni Robredo
As part of our Canada150 celebration, we launched a photo contest to showcase some of the fondest memories of Filipino immigrants in Canada. We are pleased to present to you the winners:
As part of our Canada150 celebration we launched a photo contest to
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Global Affairs Canada Director General for South-East Asia, ASEAN and APEC Ian Burchett recently met with partners of the Women’s Economic Empowerment project.

The project is supported by the Government of Canada and implemented by the Philippine Commission on Women in close collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry and key private sector partners. The focus is on growing...
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Global Affairs Canada Director General for SouthEast Asia ASEAN and APEC Ian
Embassy officials recently visited the abaca livelihood project implemented in Antique province in Western Visayas. The non-governmental organization CARE Canada is implementing the project under the Typhoon Haiyan Reconstruction Assistance program.

The Government of Canada has provided more than Cad$ 5.8 million to Care Canada to support the long term economic recovery of communities...
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Embassy officials recently visited the abaca livelihood project implemented in A
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The Embassy of Canada and the Philippines and the University of the Philippines College of Music invite music students and aficionados to a workshop by indigenous Canadian vocal artist Jeremy Dutcher at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium, College of Music, UP Diliman, tomorrow, March 8th at 10am.

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The Embassy of Canada and the Philippines and the University of the
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced funding of up to $20 million to organizations supporting sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Minister was participating in the She Decides high-level international conference in Brussels, Belgium.

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To mark International Women’s Day, award-winning Canadian director to open special screenings of ‘Anatomy of Violence,’ ‘Water’

Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta, director of the Oscar-nominated film Water, will bring to Manila her most recent work ‘Anatomy of Violence’ for a one-day special screening coinciding with International Women’s Day.

Mehta will open ‘Anatomy of...
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In commemoration of International Women’s Day, the Embassy of Canada is proud to bring Deepa Mehta’s "Anatomy of Violence" to Manila for a one-day public screening.

Deepa Mehta will deliver remarks to open this special screening.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, 6:00pm at the Cine Adarna, University of the Philippines Film Institute
Magsaysay St, UP Diliman, Quezon City

Admission is free on a...
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In commemoration of International Womens Day the Embassy of Canada is proud
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Canada kicks off 150th anniversary with showcase of artistic diversity

The Embassy of Canada in the Philippines is pleased to launch our year-long celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation by showcasing Canada’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.

Filmmaker Deepa Mehta, director of the Oscar-nominated film Water, will give a masterclass to film students at...
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The Embassy of Canada, in partnership with Shangri-la Plaza, is proud to bring Deepa Mehta’s Oscar-nominated film "Water" back to Manila for a one-day public screening.

Deepa Mehta will deliver opening remarks.

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
7:00 pm at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-la Plaza
EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City
Admission is free. Tickets will be available at the venue's box...
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The Embassy of Canada in partnership with Shangrila Plaza is proud to
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In commemoration of International Women’s Day, the Embassy of Canada is proud to bring Deepa Mehta’s "Anatomy of Violence" to Manila for a one-day public screening.

Deepa Mehta will deliver remarks to open this special screening.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, 6:00pm at the Cine Adarna, University of the Philippines Film Institute
Magsaysay St, UP Diliman, Quezon City

Admission is free.
In commemoration of International Womens Day the Embassy of Canada is proud