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Maricon Gerente

Former caregiver dies after coma

By Dyan Ruiz It was a “bittersweet” end for former caregiver and mother of two, Maricon Gerente, who passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013. She lost her battle against a brain tumor, but won her dreams of starting a life for her daughters in Canada.   Ma Concepcion Ala Gerente, also known as Maricon, had 

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Casts of Temptation of Wife

Kapuso Stars Grace Independence Day Events in US and Canada

In celebration of the country’s 115th Independence Day, GMA Network – through its international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International – partners up with different Filipino-American and Filipino-Canadian groups and communities in commemorating this memorable occasion. Touted to be the biggest Filipino event outside the Philippines, gathering an average 

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Double celebration as siblings Mike turns 30 and Gigi's 40th on May 18, 2013 in Toronto.

Milestones

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OFWC English Tea Party

Officers and members of the Ontario Filipino Women’s Club headed by President Annabelle Migalbin and Vice President Rebecca Reyes during the club’s english tea party recently held at the Wellesley Community Center on Wellesley and Sherbourne, Toronto. (Romy Zetazate, St. Jamestown News Service)

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Ati-Atihan

Ati-Atihan in the Diaspora

A Documentary Review By Beatrice Paez One week out of every year, in a town known as a Kalibo, reality suspends disbelief. What could be perceived as a mirage comes into focus: an aging man costumed in loud and embellished garb and a middle-aged woman decked in a Hmong headdress, together with an assortment of 

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Home-grown terrorism

By Joe Rivera   While the smoke hasn’t cleared yet, many Americans were quick to blame Muslim terrorists for the bombing of the Boston Marathon last April 15. Arab extremists were also the first among the usual suspects in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, until 

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Consulate announces April 13 – May 13 overseas voting

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto enjoins all registered Overseas Voters to exercise their right to vote during the 2013 Philippine Senatorial and Party List Elections which will start on 13 April 2013 and  last until 7:00AM, Monday, 13 May 2013, which coincides with the closing of  the election period in the Philippines (7:00PM, Monday, 

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Honasan

Honasan named in Olalia-Alay-ay case

A state witness said then colonel Gringo Honasan headed the Special Operations Group, under the Defense department, that abducted and killed labor leaders Rolando Olalia and Leonor Alay-ay in 1986. By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – Along with former Air Force Col. Eduardo “Red” Kapunan, former colonel Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan, now a senatorial candidate, was 

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne explains her program of government for the province before the Ethnic Press at Queen’s Park

Wynne: ‘Ontario needs a better transit system’

TORONTO–Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, emphasized the need for investing in transit to ensure Ontario’s success, during her talk before the officers and members of  the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada. Speaking before a packed room of journalists during the organization’s monthly meeting,  April 8, 2012, at Queen’s Park, Wynne noted that there 

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Enverga replies to critics, decries ‘media bullying’

By Dyan Ruiz      Senator Tobias “Jun” Enverga addressed the public criticisms and “media bullying” aimed at him and his wife Rosemer Enverga through a speech and question and answer period at a Knights of Rizal assembly. The Knights of Rizal (Canada Region) held a Special Assembly on the afternoon of Sunday, March 17 

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