Philippine Showbiz Today Vol 12 no 3 - Page 6

6 Philippine Showbiz Today

6 Philippine Showbiz Today

February 8 - 21 , 2017 Jan . 22-Feb . 7 , 2015

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits first Jollibee branch in Canada

PM Justin Trudeau hams it up with Filipino crew members at Canada ’ s first Jollibee branch
Bundled in scarves and tuques , hundreds of people waited on a frigid Winnipeg morning to dine on fried chicken and spaghetti for breakfast last
Filipinos in the U . S . illegally have been warned by President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines not to expect help as the administration of American President Donald Trump looks to begin cracking down on illegal immigration .
Duterte insisted that “ out of respect ” he supports Trump ’ s immigration policy .
Duterte went on to warn Filipinos abroad to follow the law in their host nations .
“ To Filipinos ( in the United States ), you better be on the right track . If you are not allowed to stay there , where you are staying , get out because if you are caught and deported , I will not lift a finger . You know that it is a violation of the law ,” Duterte said .
“ If he has policies to protect his country , I will understand … So out of respect , I will not interfere ,” Duterte added .
Duterte went on to say that he was open to some policy of allowing refugees to settle in his own country .
“ In the name of humanity and God , we ’ ll have to make some adjustments ,” the Philippine President said . “ If there is a compelling reason for us to offer sanctuary , I ’ m one of those who will say OK to those who have nowhere to go .”
The Philippines has a history of welcoming refugees with
December 15 .
That was the opening day of Jollibee , the most popular food chain and hailed as the McDonald ’ s of the Philippines .
Last Friday ( January 27 ), it was the Jollibee staff who received a treat .
No less than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a stop at the popular food chain as part of a cross-country tour .
The Embassy of Canada in the Philippines has posted in its Facebook page a photo documenting Trudeau ’ s visit .
The photo showed Trudeau surrounded by delighted Jollibee staff members , who were treated to the classic Chickenjoy and peach mango pie .
Many Filipinos now living in Canada say the food , and the chain ’ s smiling bee mascot , remind them of home .
Jollibee searched for a while to find the right location for its first in Canada , said Jose Minana , Jollibee Foods Corporation ’ s president for North America and foreign franchise brands .
A second location in Winnipeg

Duterte supports Trump campaign against illegal immigration

concerted efforts . Most recently the country allowed some 3,000 “ boat people ” from Myanmar and Bangladesh to settle there .
Still , the Philippines does not have a wide open door policy . The last international row over immigration occurred in 2015 when then President Benigno Aquino refused to accept refugees processed in Australia .
The Philippines is not included in the immigration ban recently issued by Trump , a group headed by Filipino immigrants said .
The Migrant Heritage Commission ( MHC ), a nonprofit organization run by Filipino immigrants based in the U . S ., made the clarification based on a statement issued by the U . S . Department of Homeland Security through its spokeswoman Gillian Christiensen .
“ Please help us disseminate this information to our kababayan ( citizens ) green card holders in the US ,” MHC executive directors Rev . Arnedo S . Valera , Jesse A .
Gatchalian and Grace Divina Valera , said .
Trump ’ s executive order imposed a 90-day ban on people entering the country from Syria ,
‘ We will continue to reach out in solidarity to the Muslim community ’
I am shocked and deeply saddened at the news of the deadly attack at a Quebec City mosque Sunday , and I send my sincere condolences to members of the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec , and to Canada ’ s entire Muslim community .
With Muslims , Catholics revere the faith of Abraham , and with Muslims , we call in prayer on the one , merciful God , asking for comfort and peace at this tragic time .
Catholics of the Archdiocese of Vancouver join with people
Jollibee patrons in Winnipeg wait outside in sub-freezing temperatures for the fastfood taste and aroma from back home
is expected to open next year , along with restaurants in Ontario , in Mississauga and Scarborough . An Edmonton location is slated for 2018 .
JFC is ranked as the largest Asian restaurant company in market capitalization , with a total of 3,236 stores globally . It is eyeing North American expansion as the key to achieving its target to be among the top five fast-food chains globally by 2020 . It ’ s now ninth-largest .
“ Every Filipino wants to be reminded of the taste of home , especially during Christmas , and I think there is no other fast food brand out there that can deliver that but Jollibee ,” said Maribeth dela Cruz , vice president and general manager for Jollibee North America . The Winnipeg location is the 35th in North America . ●
Iran , Iraq , Libya , Somalia , Sudan , Syria and Yemen . It also prevents all refugees from entering the U . S . for 120 days . ●

Archbishop Miller on Quebec shooting

of good will across Canada and around the world in denouncing this bloodshed on innocent people gathered in worship at a house of prayer . The freedom to worship in peace is fundamental to the Canadian way of life . I echo the words of Pope Francis , who in response to this attack offered his prayers for the victims and underlined the importance of Christians and Muslims remaining united in prayer .
Be assured that we will continue to reach out in solidarity to the Muslim community , united in prayer with our Muslim brothers and sisters for the victims of this attack .
+ J . Michael Miller , CSB Archbishop of Vancouver