Dr. Arlyn Jawad-Jumao-as: The Mama Doc of Basilan

“We the people of Basilan will save Basilan,” she says confidently, when I first met her at the Clinica de Lamitan. A true blooded Basileña, Dr. Arlyn Jawad Jumao-as is on a mission of giving hope and help heal the children of war in Basilan, Philippines to be better individuals in the future through the…

Mogi Mogado, an artist with a cause; promoting Filipino heritage

Down-to-earth, quiet, cool, jokes in a calm tone, smart, logical, and full of wisdom, this is how I can describe Mogi Mogado based on our interactions through Philippine Press Club of Ontario’s meetings when we were officers of the club. Little did I know, this man is beyond the above description, there is more to…

ConGen Pedro Chan: Anti-Marcos Rebel Diplomat

A down-to-earth man, who has a smile for every person he encounters, that is the Philippine government’s representative in Toronto, Consul General Pedro O. Chan. He has the charisma that welcomes everyone, which is not surprising for a genuine public servant. “I’m a warrior. I don’t recognize ‘friends’ when it comes to service,” says ConGen,…