Senior power

Harnessing the potential of Senior’s power in the community funded by the Ontario Secretariat. On January 29, Filipino-Canadian Seniors in the Thorncliffe neighbourhood area braced the snow to have a fun-filled day trip at Canada’s Ripley’s Aquarium and spent a three-hour lunch and a shopping spree at the Toronto Eaton Centre. The next day, the 

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Nearly 200 snowbirds, led by PH Ambassador to Canada Petronilla P. Garcia receive a very warm welcome in the provinces of Negros Oriental, Bohol, Siquijor and Cebu.

Winter Escapade 2: Canadian‘Snowbirds’ flock to Central Visayas

The Philippines played host once again to nearly 200 visitors escaping sub-zero temperatures in Canada.  Dubbed “Winter Escapade 2 – It’s More Fun in the Philippines,” the customized tour organized by the Philippine Embassy and consular posts in Canada took tourists from the cities of Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver to 

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Sir Jeremias (Jerry) Singson, 
KGCR, OKOR Supreme Commander

Knights of Rizal Int’l Assembly set in Vigan Feb. 19 – 22

By Romy Zetazate & Manny Papa Sir Jeremias (Jerry) C. Singson II, KGCR, the Supreme Commander of the Order of the Knights of Rizal together with Sir Reghis M. Romero II, the immediate past Supreme Commander, will be on hand to welcome the delegates coming from the different parts of the world including the local 

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PIDC line-up of events in 2015

The Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) is proud to announce another stellar line-up of events for 2015. PIDC is a volunteer-based organization that has been serving the Filipino-Canadian community by putting together various events that showcase the many talents and contributions of Filipinos from Canada and around the world. One of the most anticipated events 

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Support for foreign trained nurses launched

Nursing Career Orientation Initiative d nurses bring valuable knowledge and experience to Ontario health care organizations. To support those who are newly registered in the province, and are looking to gain experience or a full-time position, the Ontario government has launched the Nursing Career Orientation (NCO) Initiative. “Many nurses who studied abroad are eager to 

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Other Community Round-Up

Action Honda’s General Manager Rafael Nebres and Dealer Principal Philip So, receiving the 25 Years Milestone of Excellence Service Awards to Honda automobile customers in Canada. Giving the Award is Gary Gill, Honda Canada Central Zone Manager (left of Nebres) and Craig Simpson, Honda Canada Retail Sales consultant ( right of Nebres )Also in the 

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Safety tips for shoveling snow

By Dr. George I. Traitses A 2011 study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology revealed that shoveling snow actually does increase the risk of a having a heart attack. The study looked at 500 people and found that 7% started experiencing symptoms of heart problems while shoveling snow. The cardiologists conducting the Canadian study 

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Filipino Workers Network hosts Salu-Salo 2015

The Filipino Workers Network is working to build a network of union activists in the Greater Toronto Area. Last July 22,2014 Filipino-Canadian union members came together for their first organizing meeting to plan how to take the pro-union message into the community, as well as supporting each other s union leaders and activists. The network 

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OBITUARY: Annabelle Francisco Paz, March 27, 1956 – January 23, 2015

Annabelle Francisco Paz, 58, died at Toronto Western Hospital on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Born on March 27, 1956 of her parents Alfredo and Pilar Francisco. She left behind a husband (Eleno), son (Albert), daughter (Eleann), mother (Pilar) and 7 siblings. She was laid to rest at Highland Hills Cemetery in Stouffville, Ontario. Her family 

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces anti-terrorism measures to protect Canadians from the evolving threat of terrorism and extremism. (PMO photo by Jason Ransom)

PM Stephen Harper defends controversial income splitting tax break

By Mark A. Cadiz On the verge of an election campaign, Prime Minister Stephen Harper attended his first media roundtable with the GTA’s cultural communities this year, after announcing his party’s new anti-terrorism bill Friday, Jan. 30 in Richmond Hill, Ont. Highlighting the integral role of ethnic media in Toronto, often seen by immigrant communities 

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