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Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Adonis Fernandez

• that the Philippines is Canada’s largest source of temporary and skilled workers since 2010—beating India and China (The Philippine Star, June 24, 2012) • that a recent study from Environics WealthScapes examined mean

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Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Adonis Fernandez

In 1968, 117 Filipinos arrived in Winnipeg to work in the garment industry (Winnipeg Free Press, June 7, 2010) The name Winnipeg originated from the Cree word meaning “muddy water,” referring to Lake Winnipeg

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Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Adonis Fernandez

• In 1986, Winnipeg became and continues to be a home to about 25,000 Filipino-Canadians (Winnipeg Free Press, June 17, 2011) • As of February 2011, Winnipeg’s population is approximately 664,000 (Statistics Canada) •

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Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Adonis Fernandez

• In 1993, thousands of Filipinos in Winnipeg march in an eight-hour rally to protest an alleged racial-discrimination incident at a Superstore (Winnipeg Free Press, June 17, 2010). • Winnipeg mayor Sam Katz is

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Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Adonis Fernandez

* In Winnipeg School Division, there are two Filipino members of the Board of Trustees—Darlyne Bautista and Anthony Ramos. (www.wsd1.org) * Winnipeg’s Osborne Village is Canada’s best neighborhood. (www.ctv.ca) * In 2011, the most

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Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Adonis Fernandez

Jan Raeimon Nato is the first Filipino to win the Rose Bowl (Pilipino Express, April 1–15, 2012) Manitoba has its own desert in the “Spirit Sands” at Carberry (www.virtualtourist.com) It costs 1.6 cents to

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Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Adonis Fernandez

• In 1980, a Philippine Consulate was opened in Winnipeg (Winnipeg Free Press, March 3, 2012) • Twenty-one million Canadians visited the United States in 2011 (Winnipeg Free Press, March 24, 2012) • Winnipeg

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Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Adonis Fernandez

The Filipino community in Manitoba has approximately 60,000 members and may likely comprise 10% of Winnipeg’s population (Winnipeg Free Press, March 3, 2012) Life expectancy in Canada is 81 years old (Macleans.ca) Fourteen percent

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Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Adonis Fernandez

In 1968, the first wave of Filipino garment workers arrived in Winnipeg. (www.pccm.ca) Winnipeg’s Portage Avenue at Main Street is the windiest corner of Canada. (Winnipeg Free Press, October 8, 2010) Former NBA player

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Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Alam Mo Ba Na…?

Adonis Fernandez

• The first Filipino immigrants arrived in Winnipeg in 1959 (www.pccm.ca). • To help prevent tooth decay, Winnipeg’s drinking water has fluoride content (www.winnipeg.ca). • Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson is named after an illustrious

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