June is Filipino Heritage Month and June 12, Philippines Independence Day commemorating the declaration of Philippine independence from Spain in 1898. The recognition gives Canadians the opportunity to highlight valuable contributions that people of Filipino origin have made to the social, economic, political and cultural fabric of our country, province and the City of Brampton. The Filipino community is the fastest growing community in the country, and a beautiful example of the diversity that makes us all stronger.
Mayor Patrick Brown and Councillors invite all Bramptonians to learn more about the history, culture and traditions of Filipino people and wish you all a very happy Filipino Heritage Month. Mabuhay!