Kris immigrated to Canada in 2010 with his wife Peegy. Settling in Steinbach, Manitoba, he became an active member of the local community, taking on the role of President of the Southeast Manitoba Filipino Association from 2017 to 2019. Currently, he sits on the executive board of the Filipino Music & Arts Association of Canada, Inc. and is the interim Vice President for Program and Media of the Philippine Heritage Council of Manitoba, Inc.
Kris also writes an English-language column on the Manitoba Filipino Journal, and is the co-founder of the Barangay Canada media initiative which aims to inform and inspire newcomers to understand Canada better and enable them to integrate more effectively. For his consistent community advocacy, Kris was an honouree in the 2019 National Filipino-Canadian Heritage Event and was a finalist for the 2020 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards.
Kris spends his free time with Peegy and their daughter Lexie reading books, watching movies or visiting the various provincial parks of Manitoba.