February 2017 Issue – Celebrate Multicultural Marriage

We’re excited to release our February 2017 issue (Volume 2, Issue 2)!

We’re blessed to be in a country that embraces multiculturalism.  So we decided to CELEBRATE MULTICULTURAL MARRIAGE in time for Valentines’ Day!

In this issue, we connected with six amazing couples who shared their story and gave us insights on marriage.

There was a tremendous amount of planning involved to make this issue a reality! I want to especially thank our key partners for their hard work and dedication in bringing the best, value-add, Filipino-Canadian made magazine to the FilCan community, and to the greater Canadian community.

One of our goals is to bring our FilCan writers, contributors, and sponsors to the mainstream media for all communities (not just the FilCan community) to see.  I believe that with this issue, our team has brought us closer to this goal.

Expect to see FCM at your local offices, dental clinics, law offices, community centers, hospitals, and many more establishments where people congregate!  This will bring great exposure to our contributors and open bigger markets for our sponsors and advertisers!

So again, thank you to the following partners, contributors, and supporters of our magazine!  I encourage many more of you to join us as we present the FilCan community in a positive light to all communities across Canada!


Mr. Armand Flores of Profolio Photography! Mr. Flores is one of the best photographers in Western Canada – http://profoliophotography.com/

PUSTURA’s Mr. and Mrs. Brent and Hanes Anotado, Calgary’s newest and most exciting FilCan clothing design company!  Congratulations on the successful launch of your clothing line! – www.lovepustura.com

Our Front Cover:

Venue: Austin’s Bar and Grill (www.austinsbar.com)
Food Prep: Chef Jun Causapin, Austin’s Bar and Grill
Models: Madeahl Yamyamin – Mrs. Pilipinas Canada, and Taylor King
Madeahl’s Clothing by Pustura
Hair, Make-up and Production by Evelyn Lopez, Alan Sergio Isidoro, Ontoy Amorado
Thank you for staying until 1 am to complete the front cover shoot!

Our six, amazing couples who took the time for the photoshoot and for the interview!  You’ll be forever part of our magazine’s history!

Logan and Olive Josts
Joe and Happy Wipf
Jay and Megumi Vedoya
Mustafa and Mel Rawanbakhsh
Allan and Robyn Manzano
Roberto and Bonnie Ugaddan

Thank you all for your wonderful insights!

Our contributors for this issue:

Sarah Kirkpatrick – Digital Marketing Tips for the “Just Getting Started” Entrepreneur
Vu Nguyen – How To Get The Most Out Of Life: Take Chances And Stare Fear In The Face
Michael Siervo – Multiple Vantage Points Can Improve Your Outcomes: The Power Of Different Perspectives
Monique Flores – Canadian Forces Experience
Annie Chua – Believe You Can Achieve
Myrna Cuevas – Raising God-Loving Professionals
Sherrylyn Vivero – C-R-A-V-E For A Lasting Marriage
Valen Vergara – Money Manager
Apple Cebedo – The Top 5 Roadblocks To Fitness And How To Overcome Them
Anne Longakit, Gloren Guelos, Shawna Warhurst – Beauty Queens of British Columbia


To our distributors in Calgary!!  Thank you! For your support!

  • Tatak Pinoy
    • 26 Midlake Blvd. SE, Calgary AB T2X 2X7. (403-244-8083)
  • Smart Choice
    • Suite #102, 909 – 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1A5. (403-500-4999)
  • Adobo Experience (3 Locations)
    • 7-3745 Memorial Dr. SE Calgary. (403-984-8400)
    • 4303 17th Ave. SE Calgary. (403-475 9188)
    • 2770 Glenmore Trail SE Calgary. (587-437-5147)
  • Loriz Bakery (2 Locations)
    • 13-8330 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary. (403-278-8660)
    • 25-2525 Bridlecrest Way SW, Calgary. (403-256-8604)
  • Roc’s Grill
    • Unit 311, 2525 Woodview Drive SW, Calgary. (403-891-5158)
  • Remedy’s RX
    • 5268 Memorial Dr. NE, Calgary, AB. (403-455-8139)
  • Mama Nitas Binalot
    • Bay F, 1919-31 St. SE, Calgary, AB. (403-819-0928)


We look forward to our March issue.  We want to continue to bring value to our readers and represent FilCans to the Canadian community!

Our upcoming issue themed, The Professionals, is being finalized!  We look forward to it’s release in a few weeks!  Until then, enjoy our magazine!

On behalf of the FCM team, I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Abel Pagaling


February 2017 Issue (Click image to read the magazine.)

1 Comment on February 2017 Issue – Celebrate Multicultural Marriage

  1. Such a very timely magazine. I hope we can have a bit of this in Australia as there are so much statistics with Filipina women married to Australian men or any other non-Pinoy.

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