Philippine ambassador in Manitoba

Ambassador Austria discusses accreditation

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L-r: Consul Rodney Jonas Sumague and Consul General Angelica Escalona of the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto; Ambassador Maria Andrelita Austria and Deputy Head of Mission, Myca Magnolia Fischer of the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa; Welfare Officer Benny Reyes of the Migrant Workers Office- Toronto; and Mr. Ronaldo Opina, Philippine Honorary Consul in Winnipeg. Photo by Rey-Ar

Philippine Ambassador to Canada Maria Andrelita S. Austria hosted a town hall meeting at the Holiday Inn on Saturday, April 6, 2024.

During this meeting with some members of Manitoba’s Filipino community, she expressed her observation that while Filipinos in Canada are occupying some of the most important jobs in Canadian society, “Our community was very much felt but we’re not seen, nor heard.”

Parishioners bid farewell to beloved church

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It was an emotional day for the hundreds of parishioners who attended the last mass held at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church at 748 Keewatin.

The church building, which stood at its Keewatin address for the last 40 years, is being decommissioned, or withdrawn from service as a church. Most Reverend Archbishop Richard Gagnon from the Archdiocese of Winnipeg was invited to preside over the decommissioning mass and rites on April 2, together with Msgr. Enrique Samson, Jr. and Fr. Honesto Durango.