Pilipino Express • Nov 16 2022

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Volume 18 • No. 22 • November 16 - 30, 2022 Publication Mailing Account #41721512

Sanya Lopez

Outlook for Philippine tourism positive S I A R G A O

8 Only in the Philippines can you find three of the top 25 best islands in the world: Cebu, Palawan, and Siargao. Story on p5. Photo by Jayvee Buenaventura.

10 Carla Abellana

10 Shaina Magdayao

Winnipeg Jets and Filipino Heritage Night A double win!

Ceremonial puck drop, from l-r: Dallas Stars Jason Robertson, Aida Champaigne, Manny Arañez, Rod Cantiveros, Ron Cailo and Winnipeg Jets Josh Morrissey. Story on p3. Photo courtesy of True North Sports.



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Winnipeg Jets and Filipino Heritage Night A double win!

It was an exhilarating double win for the Filipino community at the Jets game Tuesday night! The Winnipeg team won against the Dallas Stars, as the Jets hosted its first Filipino Heritage Night. Rain showers did not deter the thousands of Winnipeg Jets fans who turned up early for the team’s game against the Dallas Stars on November 8 at Canada

Life Centre. Palpable too was the extra excitement of the many Filipino fans, old and new, for it is Filipino Heritage Night, hosted for the first time by the Winnipeg Jets. From the delicious Pinoy food served at the concession stands, to Filipino music and performances by Musica singers, creative video productions by Fil-Canadian students from Sisler High School

shown inside the arena, to the many kababayans among the sold-out crowd who cheered for the home team, it was no doubt a night to celebrate Filipino culture and unity. A special Jets logo took the spotlight incorporating Filipino values like togetherness and identity, represented by the eight rays of the sun for the eight provinces that triggered the Philippine Revolution during the Spanish occupation. The special Filipino Jets logo

was a collaborative design of graphic artist Jonato Dalayoan of 4two Design Inc., and Marc Gomez, True North Sports + Entertainment’s Creative Lead for Hockey Branding. Kababayans showed their support by sporting hoodies and shirts with the special logo during the game. Representing the Filipino community at the ceremonial puck drop were Aida Champagne, Ron Cailo, Manny Aranez and Rod Cantiveros. Joining them

Musica Singers of the Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba. Photo courtesy of True North Sports

were Josh Morrissey (#44) of the Winnipeg Jets and Fil-American Jason Robertson (#21) of the Dallas Stars. Another Filipino-American hockey player, Tim Stapleton, attended the event. He formerly played for the Winnipeg Jets, Toronto Maple Leafs and Atlanta Thrashers. And the home team did not disappoint. The Jets continued their winning streak by prevailing over the Stars, 5-1. – By Lucille Nolasco



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The construction of Filipino cuisine as peasant food I recently gave a lecture at the University of Winnipeg as the 2022 Riley Postdoctoral Fellow in Canadian history. As part of this fellowship, I have begun new research on Filipino food, culture, and identity. I have decided to share the paper here, partly because those attending the Zoom broadcast were not able to hear the paper and because I’d like to share these thoughts with the community, and hopefully receive some feedback. I was honoured to have Primrose Madayag Knazan, Winnipeg author, playwright, and food blogger, to give a reading from her excellent novel, Fusion on a Plate. This research project builds upon my previous work that has looked at the Filipino diaspora and the negotiation of identity outside of the Philippines. *** As a nation with the unfortunate distinction of being colonized from around 1571 to 1946, the Philippines has been unable to avoid foreign influences in its culture, and its cuisine is a prime example. Being a trading entrepôt in Southeast Asia for centuries before the Spanish arrival in the early 16th century, Filipino cuisine also had influences from Malay, Arab, Indian, Chinese, and Mexican cultures. Despite the varied influences upon Filipino

food, it has crafted something distinct from its past, much like Filipino culture itself. Food provides an intimate heuristic to studying culture and identity. Like all world cultures, the daily life of Filipinos is suffused with food; all life events from birth to death are accompanied with food, and lots of it. Filipino food author Doreen Fernandez captured the centrality of food to Filipino ritual, writing “What one puts into the mouth is the end result of a process that starts with the sea, the soil, animal life. In the act of cooking, we make statements about ourselves – about our understanding of relationships between ingredients, about our perception of taste and appropriateness. In the act of eating, we ingest the environment, but we do not stop at that, for we Filipinos make eating the occasion for ritual – and ritual the occasion for eating. We build ceremony around it; we create celebration.” But Doreen Fernandez also portrayed Filipino cuisine as being peasant in nature. For her, the “keepers of culinary knowledge” were not trained chefs or food critics, but rather ordinary people: farmers, fishermen, street vendors, and home cooks. Today, I am going to inquire how and why Filipino cuisine

is often presented as peasant’s food. Nothing pretentious, complicated, inaccessible, or for the high minded. Rather, a cuisine intimately tied to locally produced foods, reliant upon the fruits of the region. A cuisine whose masters are not five-star chefs but one’s nanay or lola, that is, mother or grandmother. A cuisine characterized by adaptability, intimacy with the land and sea. Peasant food Before getting into the discussion, I want to be clear that “peasant food” is not used as a disparaging term, nor is it even a judgmental term. Rather, it refers to a style food that is rooted in a rural lifestyle, one that makes use of easily accessible ingredients, and is efficient in its use of ingredients. In the case of the Philippines, it is often regionally determined, based upon what is locally available; one only need to look at the variety of recipes for adobo to see what is included comes from what was locally available in the Philippines. Even in Canada, Filipino recipes adapt to what is available. It reflects a close connection to the land and sea, has been developed over centuries of practice, and is resilient in face of adversity. The new haute cuisine? Primrose’s reading from Fusion on a Plate (p. 103106) touches upon this idea of Filipino cuisine being the next

“up and coming” ethnic food. Even in conversation with some community members today, this narrative still holds strong, that it is just on the cusp of “hitting it big,” but it has been present for some time now. Why hasn’t it become mainstream like other Asian cuisines like Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indian, or Thai? Filipino cuisine has a deep flavour profile, highlighting the salty, sour, sweet, and bitter which Filipinos cherish. For years, Filipino food has been targeted as the next big wave in ethnic cuisine. Writing in the early 1990s, Fernandez expressed confidence that haute cuisine could thrive with Filipino dishes elevated to that of fine European restaurants. In her mind, though, it was the Filipino psyche that held back Filipino cuisine: “If we have not developed haute cuisine from that treasury of Philippine foods, it is because we have kept thinking of our food as…improvisatory and flexible, depending on what is available in the swing of the seasons and by the grace of God. It is because we have not thought of these homegrown, ‘ordinary’ food items as material for experimentation and adaptation, for professional food service, for serving on silver and crystal, for treating in nouvelle as well as traditional ways, for serving in restaurants and at banquets.”

Philippine cuisine, as she writes, developed as adapting to the surrounding land and its produce. This is a key characteristic of Filipino cuisine that marks it as that of a peasant, one with a certain degree of intimacy with the land and sea. But Fernandez thought that the limits of this reliance upon region and season could easily be overcome if there were demand; in short, if restaurants demanded certain vegetables be available year round, enterprising farmers and importers would make it so. Fernandez was a student of history, too, and noted that it held back haute cuisine in the Philippines. “In other countries,” she wrote, “these cuisines were brought to their heights in places – for kings and emperors demanding feasts of royal class.” But there was no royal class in the Philippines; pre-colonial leaders were small-scale and considered fellow members of the community. For Fernandez, it was not the high-class members of society that would create a haute cuisine, but rather the cooking community, it was creative chefs willing to experiment with Filipino recipes and ingredients. There was an element missing from her prediction, however, and that was the audience. Please see my next article for Part 2. In the meantime, I welcome any feedback at jo.malek@uwinnipeg.ca.

Anita Neville is Manitoba’s new Lieutenant-Governor Anita R. Neville P.C., O.M., was sworn in as Manitoba’s 26th lieutenant-governor in a special ceremony held in the chamber of the legislative assembly on October 24. Neville succeeds Janice C. Filmon as the King’s representative in Manitoba, who held the office since June 19, 2015. “The Honourable Neville has a long and proud history of public service and giving back to the community, and I am confident she will serve as a formidable lieutenantgovernor,” said Premier Heather Stefanson. Neville was a member of parliament for Winnipeg South Centre from 2000 to 2011. She was parliamentary secretary to the minister of Canadian heritage and the minister responsible for the status of

women. Previously, Neville chaired the Winnipeg School Division board of trustees for many years and, before entering public life, was an economic development consultant. Neville becomes the third woman to serve as Manitoba’s lieutenant-governor. She is also the first Jewish lieutenant-governor of Manitoba. Appointed by the governor general on the recommendation of the prime minister, lieutenantgovernors are the representatives of the King in their respective provinces. They fulfil the roles and functions of the King including granting royal assent to provincial laws, opening legislative sessions with the speech from the throne and swearing in members of the executive council.

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Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025 On November 1, 2022, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Sean Fraser, announced the projected immigration target for the next three years, An Immigration Plan to Grow the Economy. The news was good for those interested in immigrating to Canada and for a country desperate for an influx of skilled workers from abroad. Last year, Canada welcomed a record 405,000 arrivals and the projection for the next few years is to increase this number. The country is facing a serious labour shortage that can be seen in the “Help Wanted” signs around the city. The first step in addressing the shortage issue is to set ambitious targets for landings for the near future. The targeted landings provide private sector employers and other interested parties with some idea of the number of expected arrivals and gives the immigration department processing goals to achieve in the next three years.

The Immigration Levels Plan for 2023 to 2015 projects 465,000 landings in 2023, 485,000 in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025. The plan is targeted at attracting skilled workers in health care, skilled trades, manufacturing and technology, to help the country meet the social and economic challenges of the day. Some of the highlights of the levels plan include: a long-term focus on economic growth, with just over 60 per cent of admissions in the economic class by 2025; expanding the Express Entry system to include workers with required skills and qualifications in sectors facing acute labour shortages such as, health care, manufacturing, building trades and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) backgrounds; increasing regional programs to address local market needs through the Provincial Nominee Programs across the country; also reuniting families under Family Class immigration,

and increasing the Francophone population a target of 4.4 per cent of new arrivals; and support for persons seeking a safe haven from persecution. The immigration arrivals plan Express Entry landings for the following years: 82,880 in 2023; 109,020 in 2024; and 114,000 in 2025. The provincial nominee programs for economic classes will increase to 105,500 in 2023; 110,000 in 2024, and 117,500 in 2025. The immigration department also announced higher Parent Grandparents sponsorship admissions with 28,500 arrivals in 2023, followed by 34,000 in 2024 and 36,000 in 2025. The targeted numbers for sponsorship of spouses, partners and dependent children will rise to roughly 80,000 per year. While the number of skilled workers will comprise 60 per cent of arrivals, and family sponsorship will be a significant number of arrivals, the sponsorship of humanitarian and compassionate classes will not accelerate at the same rates. At this time, Canada is bringing in 40,000 refugees

from Afghanistan. The expected arrivals will be roughly 76,000 in 2023 and 2024 and drop to 72,750 in 2025. The same declining targets can be seen in humanitarian classes from 16,000 in 2023 to 8,000 in 2015. The economic classes remain the priority for the country and will help the Canadian economy recover from the pandemic. Minister Fraser spoke positively about the Immigration Levels Plan. “Last year, we welcomed the most newcomers in a single year in our history. This year’s immigration levels plan will help businesses find the workers they need, set Canada on a path that will contribute to our long-term success, and allow us to make good on key commitments to vulnerable people fleeing violence, war and persecution.” His comments in support of skilled worker immigration were echoed by Sean Strickland, Executive Director of Canada’s Building Trades who said, “Canada’s Building Trade Unions are pleased with today’s announcement to increase

immigration levels in Canada. Historically it has been through immigration that we have been able to build our workforce, fill our union halls and build Canada’s infrastructure. Increased economic immigration is an import step to addressing labour availability across the country and we look forward to continuing to work closely with Minister Fraser and the federal government to find the solutions we need going forward.” Immigration accounts for almost 100 per cent of Canada’s labour force growth and, by 2032, it’s projected to account for 100 per cent of Canada’s population growth. Michael Scott is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC, R525678) who has 30 years of experience with Immigration Canada and the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program. He currently works as a licensed consultant with Immigration Connexion International Ltd. Contact him at 204-691-1166 or 204-227-0292. E-mail: mscott.ici@gmail.com.

Outlook for Philippine tourism positive The Philippines is ready to receive more tourists as the outlook for Philippine tourism remains positive, with President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. making it a priority of his administration. Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Frasco said that based on the DOT’s latest data as of November 7, tourist arrivals to the Philippines have now reached 1.9 million. “Driving our economic recovery are no other than the Filipino people. We have a young and well-trained workforce who are as kind and gentle a people, as they are courageous and fierce,” Frasco added. Frasco led Philippine tourism players in formally opening the Philippine Pavilion at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2022 in ExCeL, London to convey the country’s openness to tourism and business opportunities at the global travel and trade meet. She expressed confidence in the prospects of the Philippines at the WTM 2022 saying that the country continues to be a top-ofmind destination. “Only in the Philippines

can you find three of the top 25 best islands in the world: Cebu, Palawan, and Siargao. Only in the Philippines can you find one of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Places of the Year: Boracay. Recently, we were chosen as Asia’s Leading Dive Destination, Asia’s Leading Beach Destination, and Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction,” she added. She also shared some of the steps being undertaken by the Philippine government and the DOT to sustain the positive trajectory seen with the country’s tourist arrivals. “By way of the President’s issuing of an Executive Order to lift the prohibition on the entry of unvaccinated foreigners, our guests are just now required to show a negative antigen test should they wish to come to the Philippines,” Frasco said. She said the DOT is set to launch overwintering packages developed together with travel agencies that “showcases not only our idyllic islands and charming destinations, but also many thematic adventures for the picking, from luxury trips to

family vacations, unique Filipino wellness experiences, to colourful cultural immersions, discovering the underwater world through diving exhibitions, discovering our flavours through food trips.” Another initiative is the Philippine Experience Culture Heritage and Arts Caravan, which will give tourists a chance to go around the Philippines and view how beautiful the country’s

destinations are through its festivals, food, products, and warmth of Filipinos. “As we approach the end of 2022 and the new year ahead, we look to the future with optimism and hope. Grateful for your friendship, for your continued interest in the Philippines, knowing full well that with the strength of spirit of the Filipino people, there’s so much to look

forward to. I invite you all to come to the Philippines and feel the warmth of the Filipino people,” Frasco said. WTM London is a global travel and tourism event where the biggest names in the industry from every sector and every background can connect and network with each other and find new ways to grow and develop their business. (PNA)


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Feng shui after divorce

– Ways to heal and move on with your life

Being married is wonderful when it’s wonderful. But when it’s not, staying married when you’re unhappy can be a certain kind of misery, and divorce can often feel like the only answer. Yet even when a divorce is the best option, there’s still a feeling of loss, disappointment and many times, failure. And it’s in our homes, and in those despondent feelings, that we can often become stuck. One of the best aspects of feng shui is the ability to help you cope with loss, trauma, and the emotional turmoil that can naturally occur in life, but that can seem especially painful after divorce. It’s often more difficult to re-adjust after divorce than it is an emotional trauma because a home is a shared space for couples. The house often quite literally symbolizes the couple, making the space around you feel lonelier and filled with hurt – and can keep you feeling frozen and unable to move on. When your partner in life is gone, your home may feel especially empty, or you may move after divorce and then feel the pain of “singleness” in your new space. No matter whether you stay in the home you shared with your spouse or if you moved on, feng shui can help you heal and begin moving forward again in both your home and your life. Use these tips to create a supportive environment that helps you to let go of the past and move healthfully, happily, and wholly, into the future. 1. See your home in a new way to reset your heart and eyes. In feng shui, just as in love, the heart and eyes are connected.

We fall in love with someone through our eyes and the feeling goes straight to our hearts. After divorce, the symbols and items in our homes can be powerful reminders to our eyes of the loss to our hearts. Because you’re starting over, it’s important to help your heart “re-set” itself by taking the visual reminders of our former relationship away or moving them into different areas. Start by taking down all the artwork in your home and moving it into a new position. This helps you re-awaken your eyes and heart to a new way of feeling and seeing again. Take out old photographs of you as a couple so you don’t see your “then” self. Next, go out and take photos of yourself with friends as you are now and put those into frames. 2. It’s important that you see yourself in your new life. Have a friend take candid photos of you doing things you like such as walking your dog, doing yoga, or cooking with friends. Posed photographs can sometimes feel hollow, but when you see yourself in your life doing things you enjoy, it can be very validating of your new life. 3. Replace old symbols. Just as a house often symbolizes marriage and the couple who lived there, so can other items, like bedroom furniture, or a favourite chair or desk. Start in the bedroom and consider swapping out bedroom furniture with new replacements. If possible, replace the mattress. The bed is the single most significant symbol of a marital relationship, so the actual bed you slept on should be replaced or changed.

At the very least, have the mattress sanitized or bring it outside to spend at least four hours in bright sunlight. If you can’t replace the bedroom furniture, try repainting it or swapping out lamps and accessories with something new. Look at furniture or decorating items that most represent your former spouse and remove or replace them. You are given permission to let go... Sometimes we hold on to our old marriage items and symbols because they’re still perfectly good, brand new, too expensive to throw away, or it will hurt to get rid of it. A wedding album and a wedding dress can actually be thrown away. Your old spouse’s favorite chair can be donated. Let go of wedding gifts and other wedding items. If it makes you feel better, keep one photograph but let the rest go. Or box them all up and remove them from the premises. To do as you like… It’s important to replace old patterns of behaviour by introducing new habits and patterns. That means you also have permission to do what you want when you want. Create a new schedule and watch those period TV shows you liked so much but didn’t get to see on the weekends. Don’t adhere to old schedules or activities, create new ones. Instead of going to the lake on Saturdays, take a day trip to new locales in your area. 4. Build in new sources of support. Look for places and people who support you and your quest to begin anew. This can be anyone from friends you go out with to finding a therapist, a singles group, or a trainer to help you create a personalized workout. Think about professional help too. This can be a financial adviser, a better attorney, or even a feng

shui consultant who can help you clear your space of old energies and re-energize your home. Bodywork like massage, network chiropractic (a specialized form of chiropractic that releases old traumas), BodyTalk or Reiki can also be helpful. Activate the northwest corner of your home with something metallic or with crystals and gems to bring those sources of support into your life! 5. Love on yourself. Treat yourself the way you’d treat a good friend. Buy some of your favourite things, such as scented candles, or a specialty coffee. Set up a schedule of regular pampering with manicures or pedicures and do things that make you feel taken care of and loved, and that maybe you didn’t do for yourself when you were married.

6. Love on your house. Start seeing your home as your space and not just as the space that someone left or that you’re alone in. Buy your home flowers every week to energize it and introduce fresh, vibrant energy. Clean it regularly or hire a new housekeeper to clean it for you. Attend to any maintenance issues. When you take care of your home, you are taking care of yourself. While it might be tempting

to avoid your house, don’t. Put a little extra time and TLC into your home. Find things to change or redecorate that bring you joy. This is a hopeful sign and symbolizes you moving on and bringing renewed energy to your home. Consider changing the colour of your front door, swapping out light fixtures, or repainting a room. This puts a personal energy stamp on your home that says this space is your space, and that you enjoy it and are moving forward with hope and expectation. 7. See your life and your home grow. Create a fresh start by adding new flowers or plants at the front door. Buy a pretty plant to set in a window indoors and pot up new plants for your patio. Try adding a kitchen garden with herbs. Plants are one of the best ways to add new energy to your home and to your life. Seeing their growing energy and having your hands in dirt is nature’s way of showing us new life, a fresh start, and renewal. Kathryn Weber has over 20+ years of feng shui study, practice and professional consultation. Her witty, no-nonsense style appeals to audiences, making her a popular speaker and radio show guest. She is often called on by media to explain feng shui in down-to-earth terms, and has been featured in Seventeen, First for Women, Faces, Conceive, Martial Arts Professional, and Natural Health magazines, and on websites around the world.

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Love is Us: the true meaning of love this Christmas GMA Network officially launched Love is Us This Christmas – a 2022 Christmas station ID theme. The muchawaited Kapuso holiday video was first seen on November 6 on All-Out Sundays, which showcased Kapuso artists and personalities bannered by Jessica Soho, Dingdong Dantes, Michael V, Heart Evangelista, Dennis Trillo, Alden Richards, Bea Alonzo, and Marian Rivera. “Dalawang taon na tayong nagpa-Pasko nang hindi magkakasama. Ipinagdiwang natin ang pinakamasayang araw ng taon sa kaniya-kaniya nating mga bahay. Bagamat masaya rin naman ang mga nagdaang Kapaskuhan, iba pa rin ‘yung magkakasama tayo sa paggunita sa araw ng Kaniyang kapanganakan. Kaya ngayon, babawi kami! Ipadarama namin sa in’yo ang aming pagmamahal at pasasalamat dahil miss na miss na namin kayong lahat!,” said the Kapuso celebrities as they open the station ID. Christmas station IDs have become an annual tradition for both GMA and the viewers. Prior to the launch of the full-length 2022 ID, the Kapuso Network released the lyric video of this year’s newest holiday theme song. Love is Us this Christmas. See GMA p11

Marian Rivera

Dingdong Dantes

Sanya Lopez

Bea Alonzo

Julie Anne San Jose

Dennis Trillo

The cast of Daddy’s Gurl

Heart Evangelista

Alden Richards

All Out Sunday Kingdom and Queendom

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Naniniwala pa rin ba sa ‘love’ si Carla Abellana? Matapos ang matinding kontrobersiyang kinaharap tungkol sa kaniyang buhay pagibig, naging bukas si Carla Abellana sa mga pinagdaanan niya ngayong taon. Sa inilabas na vlog ni Luis Manzano, bahagyang binasag ni Abellana ang kaniyang katahimikan sa gitna ng mga balita tungkol sa kinahinatnan ng kaniyang relasyon sa aktor na si Tom Rodriguez. Bagamat hindi nagbitaw ng pangalan, tinanong ni Manzano ang aktres kung naniniwala pa rin ba ito sa pag-ibig sa kabila ng mga nangyari sa kaniyang buhay. “Yes, of course. Kung walang love, wala tayong buhay honestly. Kaya nga tayo nasa Earth because God loves us. There’s your family love, the love of my dogs, the love of your friends,” saad ni Abellana. “So, love definitely oo naman. Love is all around. It definitely exists.” Kuwento pa ng aktres, mas natanggap niya ang katotohanan na hindi sa lahat ng pagkakataon aayon ang plano ng isang tao sa kaniyang buhay. “We may make plans or we See CARLA p11

Carla Abellana

Tom Rodriguez

Shaina Magdayao starts work on international series Almost three months after the conclusion of ABS-CBN’s series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, actress Shaina Magdayao has started filming for her first-ever international series. Magdayao shared the news to all her fans as she shared her thoughts about working on her birthday. She turned 33 last November 6. “Planned to go to #Paradise for my annual #birthday escape …but as always, life has a different plan. First time ever to work instead of taking a birthday leave. But I’m definitely not complaining… because I still have been waking up in #Paradise for the past few days! Day 6 as Maria Manalo here in #CEBU for some unexpected work that I consider HIS early birthday gift,” Magdayao wrote in an Instagram post. “Can’t wait to tell you more about my surreal and awesome (def an understatement) first time experience to work for an international series. SOON. Sooo grateful for His birthday surprise. PS My heart is overwhelmed with all the looooove and greetings ….and the surprises! Just got back to the hotel from work,” she added, using the hashtag #AlmostParadise.

Shaina Magdayao “Almost Paradise” is an American-Filipino crime drama television series produced by Dean Devlin and Gary Rosen and shot entirely in the Philippines. It has recently been renewed for a second season and is now filming in Cebu, according to the social media posts of lead actor Christian Kane. Magdayao was part of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano for two years as Major Roxanne Opeña. ABS-CBN News

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CARLA... From page 10 see everything. Nandito tayo sa mundo, tayo nagpa-plano, tayo nag-aasikaso lahat. But sometimes life just hits you na hindi mo talaga alam what’s going to happen tomorrow. ‘Yung parang what you have is just today,” paliwanag nito. “No matter how everything is organized or laid out, there are times na talagang unpredictable ang buhay. As much as you plan or perfect your life, may times talaga na you’ll get caught off guard.” Sa lahat ng kaniyang pinagdaanan, natutunan nito na walang ibang tutulong sa kaniya kung hindi ang sarili, kahit pa may maayos itong support system. “There are times talaga na you have only yourself to help you. I’m not saying naman na lahat tayo we’re alone but there are times na when you can only

PILIPINO EXPRESS depend on yourself o ‘yung sarili mo lang ‘yung tutulong sa sarili mo. At saka aminin natin, ‘yung support system natin hindi naman ‘yan nandiyan 24/7 sa ‘yo, ‘di ba? Hindi naman ‘yan nakakakabit sa ‘yo forever,” saad pa ng aktres. Sa nasabing vlog, nagiwan din si Abellana ng payo sa mga kagaya niyang may pinagdaraanang pagsubok. Aniya, mahalaga na tanggapin na hindi palaging masaya ang buhay. “Things happen and wala tayong magagawa kung ‘di tanggapin ‘yun. And there are certain things or people na we cannot change. Siguro ‘yung how you react to it na lang,” dagdag nito. Nito lamang Hunyo, kinumpirma ng aktres na hiwalay na sila ni Rodriguez matapos ang ilang buwan na espekulasyon tungkol dito. Kakakasal lamang ng dalawa noong Oktubre 2021. ABS-CBN News

GMA... From page 8 It was performed by Julie Anne San Jose, Christian Bautista, Aicelle Santos, Mark Bautista, Maricris Garcia, Garrett Bolden, Jeremiah Tiangco, Anthony Rosaldo, Thea Astley, Mariane Osabel, XOXO, Zephanie, and Vilmark Viray. The jingle was composed and arranged by Ann Margaret Figueroa with lyrics by Emman Rivera and Jann Fayel Lopez.


Mark Bautista

Thea Astley

Aicelle Santos

Rocco Nacino

Christian Bautista

Michael V


Sparkle actresses Iya Villania, Michelle Dee, Arra San Agustin, Mikee Quintos, Max Collins, Cassy Legaspi, Liezel Lopez, Hannah Precillas



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Burger King 705 Empress Street grand opening

L-r: David Post, Project Manager; Marilou Lopena, RGM; Scott Lewis, VP for Operations and Gilbert Del Rosario, Regional Manager for Manitoba & Thunder Bay

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Jimel’s Café & Delights (Northgate) grand opening

L-r: Mike Pagtakhan, Councillor, West St. Paul; Jim Adao, Tova Vickar, Mel Adao and Larry Vickar

1379 McPhillips Street




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Winnipeg Sikaran Arnis Academy brings home a load of trophies

Twenty-five competitors from the Winnipeg Sikaran Arnis Academy (WSAA) brought home a massive haul of awards from the Diamond Nationals Martial Arts Championships at the Nicollet Mall in Minnesota from October 21-22, 2022. Over 1600 registered competitors from different parts of North and South America took part in the tournament. Congratulations to all the

students and their proud parents and families. The WSAA instructors thank you for your love and support and for entrusting your kids’ training with them. Here is the list of the WSAA winners. Winnipeg Sikaran Arnis Academy 3rd Place - Team Demo Double AA Lee Angela Igne 2nd place - Creative Forms 4th place - Traditional


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Ni Bro. Gerry Gamurot

PAHALANG 1. Dadanasin 8. Malaking ibon 11. Itira 14. Iiwan 16. Uga 17. Paningin 18. 3.146 19. Maraming ginagawa 20. Pamantasan sa Diliman 21. Lamangloob 23. Apaw 25. Kinalinga 28. Silong 29. Uri ng kahoy 30. Probinsiya PABABA 2. Diyos-diyosan 3. Ugali 4. Kibo 5. Ipinid 6. Pagiging matuwid 7. Tinuntungan

hardstyle non-bladed 5th place - Japanese/ Okinawan forms finalist musical forms A Red Jr Igne 1st - Traditional Weapons 1st Creative Weapons 1st - Traditional Forms 2nd - Creative Forms Finalist – Sparring Lynlyn Igne 3rd - Traditional Weapons 1st - Creative Weapons 1st - Traditional Forms 1st - Creative Forms 1st – Sparring Jayzelle Policarpio 2nd place - Traditional Weapon 1st place - Creative Weapon 1st place -Traditional Forms 1st place -Creative Forms 1st place -Sparring Mark Rainier Soriano 1st place - Traditional Form 1st place - Creative Weapon 2nd place - Traditional weapon 2nd place – Sparring Kyle Dalandan 1st place - Traditional Form 2nd place - Creative Weapon 2nd place - Sparring 3rd place - Traditional Weapon Liane Dalandan 1st place - Traditional Form 2nd place - Traditional Weapon 2nd place - Musical Form 4th place - Creative Weapon

Mia Dalandan 1st place - Traditonal Form 1st place - Traditional Weapon 2nd place - Creative Weapon 2nd place - Sparring Jedd Florendo 1st place - Point Sparring 1st place - Traditional Form 2nd place - Traditional Weapon 3rd place - Creative Weapon Sedrich Balaswit 1st place - Point Sparring 2nd place - Traditional Forms 3rd place - Traditional Weapon 3rd place - Musical Weapon 5th place (Finalist) - Musical Forms Sheina Denise Balaswit 1st place - Point Sparring 1st place - Traditional Weapon 2nd place - Traditional Forms 3rd place - Creative Weapon 4th place - Musical Forms Raelyn Dayanghirang 1st place - Traditional form 2nd place - Traditional Weapon 2nd place - Sparring Reilly Dayanghirang 3rd place - Sparring 3rd place - Traditional Weapon Finalist - Traditional Forms Rhienne Lapitan 1st place -Traditional Form 4th place -Traditional Weapons Consolation -Sparring Markus Castres-Ramirez 2nd place - Traditional Weapon

2nd place - Sparring Kaash Dhaliwal 2nd place - Traditional Weapons 2nd place - Sparring Ian Enano 1st place -Traditional Weapon 2nd place -Sparring 4th place - Traditinal Form Ivan Enano 1st place - Sparring Finalist - Traditional Form and Weapon Jasraj Philloura 2nd place - Sparring Connor Navarro Finalist - Traditional Weapon and Forms 3rd place - Sparring Elias Navarro 2nd place - Traditional Weapon 1st place - Sparring JC Hernandez 1st place - traditional weapons 1st place - traditional forms 1st place - sparring Princess Nicole Dela Cruz 1st place -Musical Form 1st place -Traditional Weapon 1st place -Traditional Hand Form 1st place -Point Sparring Liam Dela Cruz 3rd place -Traditional Weapon 2nd place -Traditional Hand Form 3rd place -Point Sparring Eira Dela Cruz 1st place -Traditional Weapon 1st place -Traditional Hand Form Finalist-Point Sparring

9. Asarin 10. Sisidlan 12. Sombra 13. Pukulin 15. Parang 22. Sabi nila 24. Ligalig 26. Si Ate Guy 27. Hindi kayo

SAGOT SA NO. 404 Kaash Dhaliwal

Ley & Azel Navarro with their grandchildern, Elias Navarro - 1st Place Sparring (age 5-6), Connor Navarro 3rd Place Sparring (ages 8-9)

Jasraj Philloura

NOVEMBER 16 - 30, 2022




Angelina Joaquin September 19, 1927 – November 4, 2022

It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our dear Nanay/ Lola. Angelina was predeceased by her husband, Manuel (Bertie) in March 1988. The eldest of seven siblings, she is survived by her younger brother, Benedicto Madlangsakay. She leaves to mourn her three children, Myrna Mendoza (Freddie), Marietta Cruz (Reynaldo) and Manuelito Joaquin. As well as her eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Angelina was born on September 19, 1927, in Malabon, Philippines. She had five brothers and one sister. In January 1946, she married Manuel (Bertie) Joaquin. They raised three kids. They immigrated to Canada in 1979 and spent their time between Winnipeg and the Philippines. After Bertie’s death in 1988, Winnipeg became her permanent home. Here she would have a hand in raising all eight of her grandchildren. She loved to garden, sew, travel and watch television. But her most favourite of all was to cook and spend time with


her family. She touched so many lives in her 95 years with us. Her loving and caring nature will always be remembered. She will be deeply missed, but we know how fortunate we are to have had all these years with her. We will honor her memory forever and cherish all of the times we have shared. Rest now, our Queen. Thank you for everything. We love you so much.

Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 6:00pm Mosaic Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery Services 1839 Inkster Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB


Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at 10:00am St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church 748 Keewatin Street, Winnipeg, MB Interment to follow after the Funeral Mass at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery 4000 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

In Loving Memory of Erin Hembrador (March 7, 1989 – October 28, 2022) Erin Hembrador passed away on Friday, October 28th, 2022 surrounded by family and friends. On October 1st, 2022, she had married her best friend and love, Elfren Raquin. It was a beautiful ceremony and a very fun and memorable reception. It was supposed to be the start of their long and happy life together. Unfortunately, the Lord had other plans for Erin. In the early morning of October 2nd, Erin suffered cardiac arrest, but was able to briefly recover with the aid of Elfren’s quick thinking and CPR administration, the care of amazing paramedics and the ER and ICU staff at St. Boniface Hospital. Erin’s remaining days were spent in hospital with the strong hope of returning to her new home and her other love, Levi. Although this did not come to pass, Erin’s family and friends can only reflect on those extra days with her as a gift. As the only child of Severino and Ester (Monton) Hembrador, Erin was a blessing and a gift to her parents, whom she loved and cherished her

entire life. Although Erin had no siblings, she grew up surrounded and loved by her large extended family of cousins, niece/nephews, aunts/ uncles and grandparents. Erin had a unique personality with different facets that allowed her to connect to others in her distinctive way. She lived her life to the fullest and was able to touch the lives of everyone around her. She loved to travel, spend time with her family and friends and was full of joy and mischief. Erin’s laugh could always be heard at any gathering. She will forever be missed and remembered by her large extended family – Hembrador, Monton, Mercado, Senaris, Pilor, Phillips, Santiaguel, Toledo, Ordonez, Jose, Dela Cruz, Soriano, Urrutia, Aseo, San Martin and Raquin. Erin’s loss will be felt, not just by those who loved her, but by the artistic community. She was an award-winning director, writer, sound editor/ mixer and producer of many short films. Her first film “Piece of Mind” (April 2018)

was nominated for Best Manitoba Director at the Gimli Film Festival and was the Winner of the Audience Choice Award, Best Actor and Best Actress. It was also broadcast on CBC Canadian Reflections. Erin’s film “Mansanas” (May 2021) was a finalist at the New York International Film Festival. “Mansanas” was the winner of the Best Prairie Short Film Award and her next film “Container” (August 2021, with filmmaking partner, Quan Luong) was the winner of the Best Canadian Short Film Award at the Fascinasian Film Festival this summer. Erin’s talents were being recognized in her field and she was considered a rising talent full of potential. Erin’s family would like to thank all the health care professionals at St. Boniface who cared for Erin and all our family and friends for joining us as we celebrate and commemorate Erin’s life. Erin was a loving soul and she will always be remembered and forever missed by those who loved her.

LAMAY – Glen Eden Funeral Home 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, Manitoba Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 6:30pm to 11:30pm Friday, November 18, 2022 from 6:00pm to 11:30pm MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 10:00 am St. Peter’s Catholic Church - 748 Keewatin Street Internment & Reception to follow at Glen Eden Funeral Home



NOVEMBER 16 - 30, 2022