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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Robert Manlig

Erik Nielsen International Airport Manager since October 2016, Robert Manlig, the first Filipino Canadian to hold the position, has found his calling in the Yukon. “Aviation has always been the love of my life. It’s an exciting industry,” Manlig... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Careers

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Courtesy of Hidden Histories Society Yukon

May is Asian Heritage Month. We recognize Socorro (Cory) Alfonso, who came to the Yukon in 1986 as one of the first Filipino nannies to work here. She was an adventurer, willing to leave the familiar for unknown challenges and the hope of a better... more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: submitted by the Yukon Historical and Museums Association

Born in 1950 in the Philippines, Socorro Alfonso travelled halfway around the world to live in the Yukon. Socorro was born on the tiny tropical island of Bacacay Albay southeast of Manila. Her mother named her for the Spanish word meaning “help”... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

Vangie Ramirez wears a warm smile on her face and she laughs a lot. It is not a naïve or childish laugh; rather, it seems to be a quiet acknowledgement that life is treating her well. When Ramirez arrived in the Yukon in 1990, it was the... more

Dec 24, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon People

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