Ottawa Filipinos welcome new Canada-Philippines initiatives

By Vanessa Merjudio, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

OTTAWA – As a result of President Aquino’s Canada visit, Canada pledged to send up to $1.5 million in humanitarian assistance for those displaced by conflicts in Mindanao. Officials also announced financial support of up to $3.5 million to boost the Philippines’ maritime security, police capacity, and counter-explosives training.

Filipinos in Ottawa are happy with these new initiatives.

Vanessa Merjudio tells us more.

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