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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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PCUAA Summerfest 2017 Pictorial

Philippine Colleges and Universities Alumni Association Summerfest 2017, Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Mississauga Valley Community Centre Park in Mississauga. Photos: Rene Sevilla

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The Philippine Reporter staff, writers and guests

NEPMCC Canada Day 150 Dinner Party

National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada celebrates Canada 150 at Cypriot Community Centre  

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From left: IREMIT Team Joycelin Pangilinan, Manuel Ignacio, Karen Limayo Leyva  with  Petronila Garcia, Philippine Ambassador to Canada.

IREMIT participated at PICOV

IREMIT participated as the major sponsor at the recent Philippine Independence Committee of Ottawa Valley (PICOV) Community Picnic of the 119th Philippine Independence Day Celebration in Ottawa on June 11, 2017 at Vincent Massey Park Ottawa.

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From left: Pany Ladines, Yoly Ladines, MaryAnn Giberson, Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Dr. Albina Comendador and Myrna de Leon

Canada Day Seniors’ Luncheon by the City of Markham

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TRAVEL: Tips for back(packing) through Europe

What to pack, what to leave behind SAN FRANCISCO, CA/ Troy Media–Backpacking through Europe either before or after college is a time-honored tradition and rite of passage for many young people raised in western society, although, occasionally, many wait until they are older and more financially solvent so they can afford to take some real 

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