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Personal Support Worker Anita Quidangen receiving the first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

by Andrew McKay

When OMNI Filipino launched in September 2020, we knew there were great stories to be told. What we didn’t expect was how quickly they’d resonate with Canadians and the audience abroad.  Our top stories told tales of perseverance, ingenuity, and frustration. 

Here are OMNI Filipino’s top stories for 2020:

3-month-old Winnipeg baby fights for his life, due to lack of stem cell donors 

Filipinos targeted in ‘Project Cosmo’- million-dollar scam 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau highlights issues faced by Filipinos in Canada 

Internationally-trained medical professionals aren’t allowed to practice medicine in Canada 

Wesley Altuna’s rise to fame as viral pandemic chef