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10-year old Filipino-Canadian, Katharine Reyes received recognition from Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti on Monday, Sept. 30 during the Markham City Council Recognition and Awards Ceremony at the Markham Civic Centre for Katharine’s achievements for 2013 including:  3 Gold Medals at the World Championships of Performing Arts, CNE Rising Star Junior Grand Champion and the York Region Celebration of the Arts Bursary Award Recipient.

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Flordeliza Punzalan

CPO hires new artistic director

The Board of Directors of Culture Philippines of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Flordeliza Punzalan as our new Artistic Director.  She brings to our organization vast experience and knowledge in the field of contemporary and traditional Philippine cultural dance and choreography. Liza started her dance artistry at the age of 12 when 

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Autumn to-do’s around the house

The beginning of October not only marks the beginning of fall but the crisp mornings and cool evenings are a reminder that much of the coming months will be spent indoors. According to Phil Dorner, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association, preparing your home for the fall/winter will help ensure your home is safe, 

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Real estate question? Ask an expert

Whether you are a first time buyer, renter or an existing homeowner looking to downsize or invest in an additional property, you’re bound to have questions. From figuring out how much home you can afford to choosing the right neighbourhood for you and your family, real estate expert and president of the Ontario Real Estate 

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From left: Lola Rening Paca, the celebrant Jojo Taduran, Regine Taduran and Fe Taduran.

Jojo Taduran’s Birthday

Jojo Taduran recently celebrated his birthday with a get-together of family and close friends from the Knights of Rizal, Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF), Block Rosary of Toronto and Megaworld, at the Korean Grill House in Scarborough, Ontario. (St Jamestown News Service, Romy Zetazate)

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DAKILA (center) with well-wisher playmates having fun on a weekday birhday party on Oct. 1 at home.

Dakila’s Spiderman birthday a hit

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The lovely young-looking 60-year old grandma of four welcomes her senior years with a smile

Ging Garcia’s birthday at Frankie Tomatto’s

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Rose Sornillo is all smiles as she prepares to blow her candle on a mini cake

Rose Sornillo’s birthday at Boston Pizza

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Food myths uncovered

By Kalayaan Garcia De Vera “ You need to drink milk for calcium to grow strong and healthy bones.” False.   Yes, calcium is needed to build strong bones and to prevent diseases like osteoporosis, and although we have been generally told that the best source of calcium is milk and dairy, it is actually the 

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Moms and babies to benefit from new breastfeeding supports

Ontario newborns and their families will soon benefit from enhanced breastfeeding supports, helping ensure that every woman who wants breastfeeding support can get it. Breastfeeding helps to encourage healthy development and can reduce the likelihood of overweight and obesity in adolescence and adulthood. As part of Ontario’s Healthy Kids Strategy, the government is investing more 

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