While the majority of the proceeds traditionally go to the Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering hospital and other local organizations, Mayor Dave  Ryan (shown in photo) of Pickering Ontario, Canada, and the Gala Committee is donating $5000.00  towards disaster relief efforts in the Philippines tremendously affected by Typhoon Haiyan - Yolanda recently.   
(Romy Zetazate, St. Jamestown News Service)

Typhoon Haiyan tyhoon victims get support from Pickering, ON

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Jenifer Camacho at the concert.

Let it Shine Concert

TORONTO–Super typhoon Yolanda was the most powerful typhoon to hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013. Yolanda barreled through most of the Visayas, leaving a trail of wide devastation and is considered the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record killing about 6,000 people. Since then, various Filipino groups have been holding fundraising events such as concerts 

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Congen Junever Mahilum-West

PH Consulate General’s Office moves to new location

TORONTO–The Philippine Consulate General’s Office has transfered to a new  office location at  the 7th Floor, 160 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 3B5, Canada. According to Consul General Junever Mahilum – West, the new place is spacious considering the big number of Filipinos who are transacting with the Philippine Consulate General’s Office such as 

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Career networking event for newcomers

TORONTO–The Council of Filipino Canadian Professionals of Ontario (CFCPO), will conduct a free Professional Career Networking  Session on February 1, 2014, 12:30-3:00 p.m. at the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC), 2660 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, Toronto,Ontario. Expected to attend and join in are kababayan newcomer immigrants who are internationally educated professionals. With the “Meryendahan at Ugnayan sa Komunidad,” aims to 

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HEALTH: What’s healthy to eat in winter

As we experience these below zero temperatures which have gone as low as -40, to stay healthy we need to be mindful of our food choices. I know it can be difficult as all food seem to be available in the grocery stores all year round. It is always best to try eating in season 

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Tahanan tenants with Board member Romy Zetazate (standing 3rd from right)

Holidays at Tahanan Non-Profit Homes

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Young people of St. Anthony’s Parish – Isaac and little sister with Sam and Josh - show off their gingerbread house at the contest during the Christmas fellowship after Filipino Christmas mass.

Celebrating the Holidays at St. Anthony’s Parish

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Blowing the candles on their Birthday Cake . In front are Tony Leano and Myrna de Leon; 2nd row, from left:  Lita Leano, Tessie de la Cruz, Birthday celebrants Madeleine Ong and Marlene Mogado; Precy Muere, Dolly Poblete, Bing and Jimmy Marasigan; last row are Conrad de Leon and George R. Poblete.

Block Rosary Crusade of Toronto

TORONTO–The Block Rosary Crusade of Toronto coordinators held their year-end annual election meeting at Mogi & Marlene Mogado’s home on January 3, 2014. They reviewed the events held in 2013 and evaluated the results. They discussed how they can improve in their activities and better serve their members; continue their devotion to Mother Mary and 

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A double-treat of quality Tagalog entertainment on Rogers Digital TV

Filipino free previews are available for Rogers Digital TV customers starting December 17th until February 12, 2014. Two popular channels are on free preview, both will appeal to everyone in the family, they include the following: Kapatid TV5 (Channel 894) A 24-hour general entertainment channel in Tagalog, which airs the best of drama, fantasy, comedy, 

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Winter Activities: Tips to Avoid Injury

By Dr. George Traitses When snow, ice and frigid weather blast into town, watch out, says Dr. George Traitses. Winter recreational activities and chores can pose problems for the outdoor enthusiast whose body is not in condition. Winter sports like skating, skiing and sledding can cause painful muscle spasms, strains or tears if you’re not 

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