Globe shines light on Filipino community, Rey Umlas

In today’s Globe and Mail, writer Frances Bula focuses on the emergence of Vancouver’s Filipino community as a force in civic politics and in Vision Vancouver. In addition to the fine photo of me dancing with Marilyn Cabico, a regular attendant at the New Era Society dances each Sunday, Bula interviews Rey Umlas, another Vision council candidate and long-time friend, as well as Boni Barcia, vice-president of the Hospital Employees Union.

“We are now in the maturation stage,” says Umlas of the Filipino community. “If we can collectively galvanize ourselves, we can have a real impact.” If nominated, Rey would be the first Filipino candidate to run at the council level with a realistic chance of victory. (I’ll link to the story when the Globe posts it.)

You can read more about Rey’s program here.