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KALESA bar and restaurant’s first anniversary marked last June 30.  D’ New Direction performed, from left: Levy, Abet, Gabby, Dondie.

Kalesa Bar Restaurant’s 1st anniversary

 

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The artists and guests pose with the collaborative painting created by nine artists on one canvas which was displayed at the event. 
BACK (from left): Beth Ruivivar, Rose Tijam, Debbie Gatan, Livvy 
Camacho, Frank Tonido, Guy Camacho, Ambassador Leslie Gatan and Michelle Chermaine Ramos. FRONT (from left): Rolly Abarilla, Jhun Diamante, Romi MananQuil and Teody Asuncion

PAG marks 30 years of Filipino Canadian art

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos (Disclosure: Author is a member of PAG.) A mainstay in the Filipino community’s cultural history, the Philippine Artists Group of Canada celebrated its 30th anniversary on June 23, 2018 with their annual summer art show held at Neilson Park Creative Centre. This year’s retrospective exhibition titled “Our Journey: 30 Years and 

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Richard Palarca of CKATT receiving the Fiesta Ball 2018 Overall Championship Award

A show of brotherhood from Filipino basketball clubs

Kapatid TV5’s Fiesta Ball FBL Canada in cooperation with Kapatid TV5 and B Zone Live Streaming held a successful Fiesta Ball last July 19-22 at the Pan AM Sports Centre in Scarborough with 44 teams participating from different local ball clubs from the GTA. The inaugural weekend tournament was organized to let local Filipino community 

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From left: Maristella and Cristina Yap, Tyler Dadula, George 
and Dolly Poblete, Carmen Jose, Fr. David Twaddle, David 
Jose and Marites Dadula.

Dave and Carmen Jose: 60th wedding anniversary

Dave and Carmen Jose were blessed by Fr. David Twaddle at St. Barnabas Church on their 60th wedding anniversary. They have five children: Maristella Yap, Marites Dadula, Ricky Jose, Maribel Frias and Georgina Jose, and six grandchildren. Their Children and grandchildren hosted them for lunch after the ceremony.

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Sir Joe Damasco, KGOR, the new Regional Commander of the Knights of Rizal Canada 
Region together with Sir Ed Prillo, KGOR, the outgoing head of the Rizal Canada region. 
(St. Jamestown News Service)

Joe Damasco, new Regional Commander

Knights of Rizal Canada By Romy Zetazate and Dindo Orbeso TORONTO–Joe Damasco, one of the most senior members of the Knights of Rizal Canada Region was picked by the Supreme Council as the new Regional Commander of the Knights of Rizal Canada Region for the year 2018 – 2019. Damasco, KGOR, who for several years was 

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‘Billed-billed-billed’ debt problem ahead – IBON

The national debt is equal to 48 percent of the 6.8-percent GDP in the first quarter of this year. By Adam Ang Bulatlat.com MANILA–Taxpayers would have to subsidize private profits and shoulder debts incurred through domestic and foreign borrowings due to the Build, Build, Build (BBB) infrastructure program of the Duterte administration, an independent economic 

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Coal mining — behind militarization and displacement of Lumad communities

Surigao Del Sur The brutal militarization and human rights violations committed by the 75th IBPA of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and its paramilitary Magahat-Bagani led by Marcos Bocales,  drove 328 Lumad families with 1,607 individuals to evacuate from 15 communities of Lianga and San Agustin in Surigao del Sur last July 16, 2018. The Lumad were forced 

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Is screen time causing ADHD?

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com We’ve been focusing on screen time and health lately because, well, we’re all spending way too much time in front of our phones, tablets, laptops and televisions; and a growing body of research suggests it’s negatively impacting our health, including a recent study that found teens with high screen time were 

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Don’t pressure your picky eater

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com Babies can be picky eaters once they transition to solid food, no doubt about it. (So can children of just about any age, as any parent can appreciate.) In many cases, parents resort to pressuring their child to eat when, what and how much they feel is necessary to ensure sound 

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Long work hours up diabetes risk

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com It’s another long day at the office, but you’ve convinced yourself everything needs to be done today, before you go home. And yet even as you convince yourself of that necessity, you also realize tomorrow, and the day after that, and the week after that, will be the same. Bad news 

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