the ilaw

"Ilaw" in the Philipppine national language, Tagalog, means "light."

Ilaw "brings light" to topics and stories that inform and connect Filipinos and people of any ethnicity with connection to or interest in Filipino culture, living in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Formerly a quarterly publication, Ilaw will now be published monthly, on the first Monday of the month, to better serve and connect our community. Virtual copies of the Victoria Filipino-Canadian Association newsletter can be requested by email or downloaded from the new VFCA website, Hard copies can be picked up at the Filipino Mart, 2012 Douglas Street, Tuesday to Saturday, 11am - 4pm, while the Bayanihan Community Centre is closed due to Covid-19.

We welcome experienced writers to join our editorial team and writers at any level to contribute articles in English or any Filipino dialect (to be translated in English.) Anyone with a passion for Filipino culture, regardless of ethnicity or age are encouraged to contribute. We also welcome our readers to give us feedback, suggestions, and information on events, programs, and people to feature, relevant to the Victoria Filipino community.