February 13, 2017

FREE Workplace Safety & Health Workshop

Have you or anyone in your family:
·         worked overtime only to not get paid for it?
·         suffered an injury at work to not get compensated?
·         performed a duty that you deemed unsafe?
·         refused a coffee or lunch break by the boss?
·         dismissed without just cause?
·         experienced bullying at work?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, it’s time you learned what to do and what can be done to ensure your work is a safe environment.

Aksyon Ng Ating Kabataan (ANAK) Inc. in partnership with Migrante Manitoba, is conducting free workshops that will provide you with the skills to spot workplace dangers, respond constructively, and refuse dangerous work. We encourage parents, youth, and everyone with work to take part.

The workshop will take place on Saturday February 18, 2017, 2pm at the University of Winnipeg (Room 1L04) and can take between 2.5 and 3 hours to complete. A light meal will be provided. Certificates of completion will also be awarded.

Register to become a participant: click here to register online

or email info@anak.ca, or call 204-999-1348

February 1, 2017

ANAK Liwayway Scholarship 2017

ANAK is pleased to present its eleventh annual “Liwayway Scholarship for Leadership Excellence” to Filipino-Canadian students in Grade 12, who demonstrate a commitment to preserving and promoting Philippine heritage.

Two (2) scholarships of $500 will be awarded in June 2017, and winning essays will be published locally.

To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must:
  • Provide official school transcripts demonstrating a B (70% or 3.0) grade point average or better in three 40S courses (including English);
  • Refer to ANAK’s Oral History Handbook found on the ANAK website;
  • Provide a list of up to five interview questions used during the oral history interview; and
  • Complete a 500-word (2 pages double-spaced) typed essay entitled,
    Why Canada? What pushed and pulled my family here
    with direct quotes from one or more interviewees. Essays must:
           o Reference their research sources (including interviewees) using the MLA style guide; and
           o Provide personal reflection on what their family history means to them.

Successful applicants are subject to an interview process on May 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Click here to access 2017 Scholarship Application Resources

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

January 16, 2017

A very brief history of pageants in the Philippines

by Johsa Manzanilla  (Published in Pilipino Express January 16-31)

Get your tickets to ANAK & Dalagita - Fundraising Dinner & Live Showing of Miss Universe
The lights, beads, sparkle, magnificent costumes, flowing ball gowns, blinding smiles, contoured faces, sexy swimsuits. It’s Miss Universe time.

In just a couple weeks, on January 30 (January 29, 6:00 p.m. Winnipeg time), the annual beauty pageant will be airing its million-dollar show. Contestants from almost every country in the world will have trained for the competition for months – more likely, mentally preparing for it for years – in order to ensure they are poised, fit, well-mannered under pressure, and “beautiful” (conventionally-speaking) enough to be judged and assessed according to set criteria in order to vie for a title. Though the ultimate prize is to come out on top, individuals are also acknowledged if they get close, or if they have an awesome national costume, are selected by their peers for congeniality, or are voted as being photogenic.

This year’s Miss Universe competition is being hosted in the Philippines, and it is also the home country of the current titleholder, Pia Wurtzbach, who is from Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao. The show will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, and tickets are going for between $160 to $1000 USD a pop. There are even tour packages for returning overseas Filipino workers.

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