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The Philippine Festival Mississauga soars high

By Babeth Cerbas The Philippine Festival Mississauga, formerly known as Fiesta ng Kalayaan, held on July 8-9, 2017 was undeniably a huge success. This annual summer event, now on its seventh year, celebrates the rich culture of the Filipinos living in Canada. The festival is always a crowd-pleaser especially that it is yearly celebrated at 

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3 Filipinos bag 12 of Canada’s 21-Medal Haul in World ‘Talent Olympics’

By Kermin Fortes-Soriano REGINA–Olan Estrella and Patricia Gabriella Abdon from Regina, SK, and Thea Cruz from Brossard, QC, picked up 12 of Canada’s 21-medal haul in the recently-concluded 21st Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), which was held in Long Beach, California. The three Filipinos were part of the seven-member team of talents who 

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Olan Estrella represents Canada in world ‘Talent Olympics’

By Kermin Fortes-Soriano REGINA–Olan Estrella is a restaurant supervisor, an insurance broker, event organizer, a son, a brother, a former teacher, a former Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) official, a former Naga city youth official. On July 1st, the Regina, SK, resident was one of Canada’s seven representatives to the 21st Annual World Championships of Performing Arts 

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Evasco fields questions from Toronto Pinoy media

Philippine Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. In Toronto By Mila Astorga-Garcia and Veronica Silva Cusi (The replies of Evasco without quotations are paraphrased. Those with quotes are tanscriptions. – Ed.) TORONTO–Philippine Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco, Jr. met the press in a media conference hosted by the Boholano Association of Canada last Saturday, July 8, 2017 

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Dr. Raul Sunico and Lilac Caña received a standing ovation from the audience

Internationally acclaimed Filipino pianist Dr. Raul Sunico: ‘You compete against yourself’

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos In celebration of the 119th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence, the Philippine Consulate hosted An Evening with Philippine Classical Artists at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto on June 23, 2017. A VIP cocktail reception was held for members of the diplomatic corps and select media prior to the public 

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oprano Lilac Caña delivers a powerful performance. Dr. Raul Sunico on the piano

Soprano Lilac Caña: Every creature and nature glorify our Creator

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos With a voice that warms the heart with her rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow and stirs the soul with national pride whenever she performs our Filipino kundimans, Toronto-based soprano Lilac Caña never fails to leave her audience spellbound as she did most recently at her concert with acclaimed pianist Dr. 

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Military operations in Lianga, Surigao del Sur displace Lumad community

Less than a year after returning home Dear friends, Military elements in full combat gear conducted operations in nine (9) communities in the mountain areas of Lianga, San Miguel and San Agustin in Surigao del Sur since July 2, 2017. These communities have recently just returned home in September 2016, after spending a year in 

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Who benefits from an expanded CPP?

VICTORIA, B.C./Troy Media/ – As recently as June 2016, the federal and provincial finance ministers agreed to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). It’s so recent, in government terms, that many of the details of benefit entitlements, costs and investment criteria still aren’t known. But it’s been long enough for deep thinkers on matters of 

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Eveyen Sobremisana with her plaque (centre) flanked by Fresh Voices Team Members 
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Eveyen Sobremisana: Fresh Voices Award Recipient 2017

By Erie Maestro VANCOUVER–High-spirited energy from a wonderful and diverse group of over 200  young people filled the Theatre at the Vancouver Science World last June 19. The youth, joined by their families, friends and adult allies from the community, gathered for the 2017 Fresh Voices Awards Ceremony. The Fresh Voices Awards recognize and celebrate 

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Jennylyn Mercado, Philippine TV and film actress

PCCF’s Pinoy Fiesta 2017 Pictorial

June 24, 2017, Metro Convention Centre Organized by Philippine Canadian Charity Foundation (Photos: HG)

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