Metro Vancouver boasts the second largest Filipino community in Canada. Filipino Canadian candidates running in the current election season recently spoke at a community forum in Vancouver. They were asked about building a local cultural centre.
Rustum ‘Tommy’ Raguero, who is running for councillor in Port Coquitlam, said that a community centre will help in educating young Filipino Canadians about their native culture.
Raguero acknowledged that although this type of project is going to cost a lot of money, it can be achieved.
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Filipino Canadian candidates back creation of centre for ethnic community in Metro Vancouver
Greater Vancouver is home to the second largest population of Filipino Canadians. But unlike other Filipino Canadian communities across the country, local members of the ethnic group have no cultural centre. The Toronto metropolitan area has the biggest number of Filipino Canadians at 192,265, based on the 2016 Census.