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By Charina Clarisse Echaluce 

You would get a good glimpse of the Philippines soon, Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo told Canadians during the Philippine Tapestry Gala.


Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo
(DOT via Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

During the gala which is part of the Mabuhay Philippines Festival in Canada, Teo then announced the reopening of the DOT office in the most populous city in Canada.

“Soon you will get a good glimpse of the Philippines right here when we reopen the DOT-Toronto office to promote our country’s diverse destinations. Surely this will inspire you to take a flight halfway across the world,” she said.

Next to the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Canada hosts the largest Filipino community overseas, where Tagalog ranks the sixth most-spoken language in Canada.

Canada is “second home” to over 700,000 Filipinos, the country’s third largest immigrant group. Almost half of whom are living in Toronto; while many Filipinos also reside in Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Calgary.

“This is an opportune time for our kababayans to help spread the word about the good things and positive developments now taking place back home under the leadership of President Duterte. Do find time to visit and bring along a friend to experience the Filipino hospitality,” Teo stated.

She also assured the Canadians that the Philippines is not just a beautiful place to have fun but also a place to retire and invest.

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