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Fans Gushing for Star-Studded Heartthrobs Reloaded

By Rachelle Cruz The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) subscribers and Kapamilya’s loyal fans got their sweet treat as they transitioned from their screen time at home to real time seeing their favourite celebrities in the flesh. Comedy Queen Pokwang opened the show and saved the day as she dressed up as three superheroes–Superwoman, Wonder Woman and 

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Citizen and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander.  (PHOTO: CIC website)

Government processing record number of caregivers, parents and grandparents PR applications

By Dyan Ruiz In the wake of huge backlogs of applicants and long wait times, the Canadian government has announced that they have admitted a record number of applications for permanent residence (PR) of parent and grandparent sponsorships and will be admitting a record number of caregivers. In a press conference on Oct. 29, 2013, 

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Standing from left: Sarah Bleiwas, Flora Chong and Dr. Joseph Wong 
Seated from left: Jerry and Agnes Bleiwas and Susan Haydu

Toronto Alpha’s ‘Metamorphosis’ Fundraising, Nov. 3, 2013

Last Sunday Nov. 3, Toronto Association for Learning and Preserving the History of WWII in Asia (Toronto ALPHA) held its 9th annual Fundraising Dinner, ‘Metamorphosis’. The theme reflects the transformation of youth involved with Toronto ALPHA. The dinner was attended by 500 guests from across cultures, communities and generations in the GTA, as well as 

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Dr. Joseph Wong, Toronto ALPHA founder

Shedding light on the real history of WWII

(Following is the speech of Dr. Joseph Wong, Founder of Toronto ALPHA at the November 3 Fundraising Dinner “Metamorphosis,” attended by top educators and decision makers from the three largest school boards in the region. This speech is a summary of Toronto ALPHA’s work and achievements. With countless doors opened by supportive school boards, the 

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Journey in Manila, in the film DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY, a Cinedigm/ Docurama Films release 2013. Photo courtesy of Ferdie Arquero and Nomota LLC

Arnel Pineda “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey”

Interview with the Director of doc about Filipino lead singer of iconic rock band Journey By Dyan Ruiz The documentary “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey” chronicles the fairytale rise of the new Filipino lead singer of the iconic American band, Journey. Arnel Pineda was discovered singing some of the band’s greatest hits like “Don’t Stop 

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CASJ marks milestones

TORONTO–The Community Alliance for Social Justice (CASJ) marks significant milestones in research, education, and advocacy during the past two years (2012-2013) following its successful first Leaders’ Speakers Series at the Leaders’ Gala featuring Minister of Multiculturalism Flor Marcelino in 2011, according to a report on its achievements issued by CASJ’s Executive Committee. CASJ is a 

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TRAVEL: Coron, Palawan travel tips

By Dyan Ruiz and Joseph Smooke Pristine white sand beaches, dramatic limestone cliffs and internationally renowned snorkelling and diving are just some of the reasons people travel great distances to reach Palawan. If you want to experience the most accessible part of this tropical island paradise, here are some travel tips for visiting Coron on 

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Korean comfort women who were rescued and were protected in Lameng, Yunan,
September 3, 1945. Photo courtesy of  the US National Archives.

Burden of remembrance

Asahi Shimbun, a major Japanese national newspaper, reported recently that the Japanese government deliberately avoided the “comfort women” issue in Southeast Asia because of the negative public attention it might generate. The report was based on diplomatic documents the newspaper obtained through Japan’s information disclosure law. When the comfort women issue became hot news in 

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New Asian-Canadian online magazine launched in Toronto

The Origami (theorigami.ca), a first-of-its-kind, online-only magazine devoted to sharing stories that shape the lives of Asian Canadians in Toronto, announced its launch November 1. “We are an online magazine that is Asian + Torontonian + Canadian,” said co-founder and editor, Marites Napa Sison. “Our aim is to make The Origami a gateway to the 

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Jacla with Frank W. Dux, the main character in the movie Blood Sport (Jean- Claude Van Damme)

Jacla inducted at 2013 Int’l Martial Art Hall of Fame

Lito L. Jacla Chief Instructor of Toronto Sikaran Academy located at Bathurst and Wilson, unit 209 and head bouncer at Prestige Club, was inducted on Saturday, Nov. 2, into the 2013 International Martial Art Hall of Fame, together with fellow masters and grand masters from different martial art discipline/style, like the Martial Art legend “superfoot” 

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