Our voices. Our stories. Inform, inspire and transform.


February 20-28, 2021


Paglalayag is the Filipino word for voyage or journey. Paglalayag: the Philippines to Canada Journey, is a video project that chronicles the stories of migration and the lives of Filipinos in Canada. 

The documentary relates the stories of Filipinos: those who arrived in the 1960s, the teachers; nurses; caregivers; temporary foreign workers; the contributions and achievements; and the importance of heritage with Filipino-Canadians.

Stories of aspirations, sacrifice, reclamation, resiliency and realization. 

This project is presented with the support of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada

and Alberta Culture, MultiCulturalism and Status of Women.

Free online screening.
Registration is required through Eventbrite, for the screening link.
Watch the documentary on your own time and pace, from February 20-28, 2021.
Donations are accepted via e-transfer of Paypal to,
which will go to the projects of Philippine Arts Council and  the Edmonton Philippine International Centre.


Josephine Pallard
Teacher. Arrived in Canada in 1967. One of the Filipino pioneers in Edmonton.
Emilio "Maestro Mil" Villareal
Emilio “Maestro Mil” Villareal, musical genius from Cebu, shared his artistry with Koro Filipino and the VisMin Choir, when he moved to Edmonton in 1990.
Migrante Alberta
As a collaborator in Paglalayag, Migrante Alberta highlights the issues faced by migrant workers.
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Director & Writer:  Ida Beltran Lucila

Editor and Post-Production: Shawn Tse / Fallout Media


with the special participation of Migrante Alberta


Adelina de la Cruz * Adriel Edrada * Albert Dizon * Amalia Lopez * Amanda 'Inday' Toledo * Amber Simon * Amy Sundberg *

Annie Chua Frith * April dela Paz dela Cruz * Bethany Briones * Eduard Villareal * Elmina 'Memen' Cochingco * Ely Rowen Salar * Fanny Calderon Castillo * Giselle General *  Jeanette Dotimas * Josephine Pallard * Lucenia Ortiz * Lulu Bernal * Lyla Gray * Marjorie Carmona Newman * Mila Bongco Philipzig * Mila Torrejon * Nicole Nebril * Riana Torrejon * Terrence Newman * Vicky Venancio

Migrante Alberta
Connie Monana * Danilo de Leon * Elora Catacutan * Leonila Pantit * Lynn


Angellica Rose Cruz * Angelo Dalangin * Bethany Briones * Hannah Adamson * Jo-Ann Militar-Mella * Joy Santos * Julia Elger * Julienne Santos * Justine Santos Lee * Keoni Tan * Kitbielle Pasagui *  Lyla Luciano * Mila Bongco Philipzig * Qrtny Contado

Koro Filipino

Alex de Leon * Artie Atienza * Bart Kavinta * Belle Serra * Bertita Elvina * Bing Benoza * Cathy Manigo * Chito Atienza * Chris Benoza * Dennis Manigo * Gerald Penaco * Gina Penaco * Jay Atienza (on guitar) * Jep Bituin * Jimmy Basilan * Joey Hamor (on guitar) * Leny Dagondon * Lyn Puyat * Marissa Kavinta * Martin Penaco * Portia Dagondon * Sandra de Leon * Sheila Pagtakhan


Dario Juanillo * Edgar Gutierrez * Filipino Canadian Saranay Association * Francis Marte * Heart of YEG * Heddy Casana * Jamie Balmores * Jinky Contado * Jojo Lucila * Jose 'Jun' Angeles * Juan 'JP' Dublado * Karilagan Dance Society * Mariel Peralta * Migrante Youth * Pinoy Roots Rondalla * Philippine Warrior Arts Society * Raphael Abano * Sherwin Calaluan * University of Alberta Philippine Students' Association


Atty. Arturo Atienza * Azucena Molo * Dr. Remedios Borromeo * Emilio 'Maestro Mil' Villareal * Gaudencio Malbog * Herminigilda Angeles * Leonardo Molo * Teresita Oliva * Wilfredo Ladores


If you are interested in being involved in Paglalayag: the Philippines to Canada Journey, send us a message!
We're looking for sponsors, project participants, and volunteers. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Migrante Alberta

As a collaborator in Paglalayag, Migrante Alberta highlights the issues faced by migrant workers.