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Emmie Joaquin, Editor-in-Chief

Our journey continues

By Emmie Z. Joaquin, Editor-in-Chief

The year 2024  is meaningful to us here at Pilipino Express. This means that we are now into our 19th year of service to the Filipino Canadian community in Manitoba.

When we began publishing in 2005, we hoped that we would be able to ride the challenges along the way. Throughout the years, there were ups and downs. The “ups” were very good. We successfully conducted a series of Pinoy Pop Star singing contests that became a springboard for many budding local vocalists in the community. We have been able to inform our readers on various topics such as immigration, mental health, history, culture, human resources, politics, health, sports, entertainment, current events and other interesting subjects. We continue to enjoy the support of our contributors who write with integrity and sound knowledge of their chosen fields of expertise. We certainly cannot complain. 

The “downs” were the normal kinks in doing business for any small publication like us. They were manageable. However, like many, we were affected by the global crisis brought by the pandemic. COVID-19 tried to bring us to our knees in 2020. Fortunately, the kindness of our advertisers who did not abandon us and support from our readers kept us going. Four years after the pandemic hit all of us, we are still here, proud to say that we plan to continue Pilipino Express as long as you are here with us enjoying the ride.

Our journey continues. Another year (2025) and it will be our 20th.

Thank you very much!
Maraming salamat po!

Emmie Joaquin
Editor-in-Chief
Pilipino Express

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