Eric Tigley explaining his works to audience

It’s Not You, It’s Me: An Art Show By Tigz!’

Artist Interview: Eric Tigley By Michelle Chermaine Ramos Local Filipino Canadian artist Eric Tigley held a two-day art exhibition at The Freedom Factory at 22 Dovercourt Road in Toronto on Oct 20-21, 2017 as his prize for winning the Martkd shoe painting battle earlier this summer. The art battle took place at the Red Bull 

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At Distillery District in Toronto

Two women journalists talk about politics, media, technology

Sheilah Ocampo Kalfors and Nona Ocampo By Pet G. Cleto What happens to a woman when she enters the media and dons on the same media hat worn by the greater percentage of media practitioners, who are male? I just assume somehow many women have a big fighting chance to have more power than males 

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Photo courtesy of Camelia.boban via Wikimedia Commons

How Filipino-Canadian businesses can benefit from Big Data

By Jason Garcia Companies saw analytics as the most important technology for a data-driven business, a recent global study of enterprise data revealed. According to SAP’s Data 2020: State of Big Data study conducted in August 2017, an overwhelming majority of companies (96%) cited the value of analytics as a data technology to get insights 

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Average rent in Canada’s largest cities reaches record high

By Ysh Cabana Inching closer to the $2,000 threshold, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Toronto remains one of the highest in Canada. According to apartment search portal PadMapper, the median price Torontonians are paying for a one-bedroom unit this month is $1,940, which was a 0.5 per cent month-over-month increase. That’s up 

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Manny Mogato

2017 Marshall McLuhan Fellow Manny Mogato to speak in Toronto

Manny Mogato is the 2017 Marshall McLuhan Fellow. Hear him speak on Dec. 5, 2017, 6 pm at Wilson Hall, University of Toronto. 40 Wilcocks Street corner Spadina Ave., Toronto The Marshall McLuhan Award for Investigative Journalism is the Embassy of Canada in Manila’s flagship public diplomacy initiative. Forum organized by Filipino Canadian Writers and 

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Launch of Diasporic Intimacies Nov. 17

The book, “Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginaries,” edited by Robert Diaz, Marissa Largo and Fritz Pino, will be launchedon November 17, 2017, 6:00 pm – 10 pm at the Urban Space Gallery on 401 Richmond Street, Toronto. The event brings together artists, activists, scholars, and frontline community workers as they reflect on the 

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RISING TYRANNY: The Philippines today

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:00-9:00 PM Doors open and refreshments at 6:30 PM The Mary Ward Centre, 70 St. Mary Street, Toronto (near Bay & Charles Sts.) After a year-and-a-half in power, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise of change has been replaced by authoritarian rule.  Even before Duterte was sworn into power, his regime embarked 

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ALL VIOLET, the late Rani Rivera’s book of poems launching

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ED MARANAN, literary writer, journalist and author, takes  a break from book-signing duties, with Mila Astorga-Garcia and Ruth Sarmienta Callanta, at the 38th Manila International Festival last September at the Mall of Asia.

More book events and others

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The Opening & Blessing of the Trade Office, Philippine Consulate General Toronto was officiated by Undersecretary for Trade and Investment Promotion Group, Hon. Nora K. Terrado and was graced by Consul General Rosalita S. Prospero, Philippine Consulate General in Toronto; Ms. Sue Rauth, Deputy Director, Regional Office of Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, Ontario Region; Alma Farias, Ontario Regional Representative, Trade Facilitation Office – Canada; Marivel Taruc, CBC Toronto News; Monet M. Trespeses, Area Manager Toronto, Philippine Airlines, and former employees of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, and officers of the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto and representatives from other Attached Agencies; and leaders and members of the Filipino-Canadian business and community.

PH Trade and Industry Dept opens T.O. office

Canada is the 21st trading partner of the Philippines. Total bilateral trade between the Philippines and Canada in 2016 stands at barely USD 1.0 Billion with exports from the Philippines of USD 529 Million outpacing imports from Canada of USD 417 Million resulting in a positive trade balance of USD 112 in favour of the 

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