“Sana Di SONA”

By Joe Rivera The 1987 Philippine Constitution does not say the President must deliver a State of the Nation Address (popularly shortened nowadays as SONA) at the opening of the regular session of Congress. It only states that “The President shall address the Congress at the opening of its regular session.” For whatever the noble 

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Radyo Migrante is York U Radio 2013 Best Spoken Word Show Awardee

Radyo Migrante has been honoured to have received the SPOKEN WORD PROGRAMMING AWARD during the CHRY 25th Anniversary Awards Ceremony on July 6, 2013. This award recognizes the show for “being an outstanding leader in critically thought out spoken word broadcasting” in the York University radio station. Radyo Migrante, on air since 2007, is a 

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Alyssa Datu, Roy Tugbang and Katharine Reyes

Young Fil-Cans take world performing arts contest by storm

This past July, three young Filipino-Canadians flew to Hollywood, California to represent  Canada at WCOPA (the World Championships of Performing Arts). Alyssa Datu, age  13, Katharine Reyes, age 10, and Roy Tugbang, age 18, joined 5 other members of  Team Canada. All 8 Canadian representatives came home with medals.  Alyssa  received a Bronze and a 

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Markham Federation’s 4th Taste of Broadway Oct. 26

The long wait is over and the show is about to begin.  A Taste of Broadway by the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians (MFFC) is once again being produced by Karen Tan, together with the mentors of the organization.  This is the fourth presentation of A Taste of Broadway and the show boasts the same 

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18th BIRTHDAY.  Melissa Barbour with her Cotillion Entourage on July 28, 2013 at Mississauga Banquet Hall.  PHOTO: ARIEL RAMOS



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Bayan Basketball Club Hosts 26th NABA Tournament in Newmarket, Ontario

By Romy Zetazate and Manny Papa The 26th Annual Inter-City NABA’s Basketball Tournament is slated at the Ray Twinney Recreational Complex in Newmarket, Ontario, and in some other Catholic and High School Gyms around the York Region, specifically in Newmarket, Aurora, King City, and Richmond Hill. The 3-day event will be held commencing Friday, August 

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BEA ALONZO with the family of Dr. Solon 
Guzman; and 
Dr. Zenia Sanchez and Nilo Sanchez; during the Meet and Greet with Bea on July 26, 2013 at Kalayaan

Other Community Round-Up

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Kol Hope Raffle Winner

TORONTO–Canada Philippine Fashion Week and Kol Hope Foundation in partnership with Galleon Travel is proud to announce Hazen Belen as the winner of the Grand Prize Raffle Draw for a Round Trip Ticket to the Philippines Congratulations! The Raffle Draw was held at the Philippine Consulate at 4pm on Thursday August 1st, 2013, and the 

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Bike Fit Basics

By Dr. George I. Traitses Whether you ride on-road or off, pedal casually or competitively, it’s important to pay close attention to how your bicycle fits your body. A properly fitted bike will allow you to ride comfortably and safely, avoid injury, and produce more power, so you go faster with the same or less 

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Eat some plant based protein for a change

By Kalayaan Garcia de Vera I wouldn’t call myself a vegetarian but I barely eat meat. Probably only once a month and sometimes not as often.  I like to see myself as a flexitarian. I eat more plants than animals and I feel that it is healthy for my body, my wallet and the planet.  Having meat 

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