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Making Waves rocks Yonge-Dundas Square

On August 18, 2012, the Filipinos Making Waves Festival and Parade became a grand celebration for the Filipino people at the the heart of downtown Toronto, the famous Yonge-Dundas Square.  This year’s festival was celebrated in great stride reflecting the many “firsts” in the community and amoung the festivals held this summer. The Kawayan “Wave” 

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AN UNCOMPLICATED MIND: New language threshold discriminatory

By Joe Rivera When the points system for selecting new immigrants was adopted by Canada in the 1960s, it was hailed as a Canadian innovation. The system removed any type of formal discrimination from immigration policy. Individuals would no longer be denied immigration to Canada, as it was in the past, based on their ethnicity, 

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Unscheduled ‘debate’ at CNE

TORONTO — At the opening of the pavillion of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada at the CNE on Sunday, Aug. 19, a heated public argument took place between an MP and a representative of a federal Cabinet Minister. The Philippine Reporter was there to witness it. Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis spoke 

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AN UNCOMPLICATED MIND: To boycott or not to boycott

By Joe Rivera Leaders of the U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG) in the United States and their counterpart in Canada have started a campaign to boycott China-made products. Their objective is to transform this primarily civil society movement into a worldwide boycott in protest of China’s “illegal occupation of the Scarborough Shoal and its 

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Group presses for women’s right to go topless in T.O.

GoTopless denounces Toronto’s discrimination of Ontario provincial law protecting women’s topless rights. As GoTopless organizes its 5th year of protests worldwide for women’s equal topless rights, many women will gather in the streets of Toronto to expose the city’s discrimination of women’s topless rights established in 1996.  Last year, the Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation 

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Kultura Schedule

• Friday, August 24, 7-9 p.m. – Readings from Novice Playwrighting Workshop In community partnership with Carlos Bulosan Theatre, novice playwrights read works developed over the last year. This program is directed by Dora Awardee Nina Lee Aquino. • Saturday, August 25, 1-3 p.m. – Readings from So You Think You Can… Write a Play?! 

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GM Wesley So of PH wins Quebec Open

Youthful Wesley So of the Philippines, 17,  took clear first place kin the Quebec Open Chess Championship organized by the Quebec Chess Federation 21st to 28th July, 2012, at the beautiful venue College Brebeuf in Montreal, Canada. Wesley clinched the victory with a win in the final round against GM Bator Sambuev, Canada’s top board in 

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MILESTONES

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Other Community Events

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PCCF donates $10000 for the poor

True to its promise and the success of various events of the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation, the organization has allocated donations to various charities and worthy Causes. Ten Thousand dollars, the first of its donations goes to the Building of Houses for the Poor through ANCOP or Answering the Cry of the poor. PCCF President 

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