Regie Musca (right) with Lola Posing

How our family miraculously survived Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

Stories From Typhoon Survivor of Tanauan, Leyte By Regie Musca MANILA–The night before the landfall, our family prayed the rosary together after dinner. I kept on checking my twitter account, wanting to know every announcement that there was about the storm. An acquaintance twitted me “PH braces for the biggest storm in the planet this 

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Wind & Water: Artist Fundraiser for Haiyan Relief 

Updates on GTA Fundraising and Relief Efforts

By Rachelle Cruz As the holiday season rolls in, the Filipino diaspora scrambled to give aid to their typhoon-ravaged country, tying many of Christmas events and activities with Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts across the GTA.  The Philippine Reporter has covered big fundraising campaigns like the Canada for Philippines Benefit Concert on November 24 and #ProjectLiftPH, 

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Vincente Pepe Sy (third from left) VP administration of Frankie Tomatto’s, with his staff.

More local donations pour in for Yolanda survivors

By Beatrice S. Paez Fundraising relief efforts across the GTA for the people caught in areas struck by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) are still going strong. It’s been a month since the storm claimed 5,680 lives and stripped people of their homes with its devastating force, but the Philippines remains on the minds of many Canadians. 

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Barong and Filipina style dresses were among the works donated by local artists for silent auction.   (2 PHOTO: JOSEPH SMOOKE)

Project Lift: Artists support typhoon victims with fundraiser

By Dyan Ruiz Toronto’s budding community of Filipino-Canadian artists answered the call for desperately needed assistance in the wake of the devastation brought on by Typhoon Yolanda. On the evening of Dec. 4 at the Great Hall on Queen St. W., Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture and Carlos Bulosan Theatre co-presented Project Lift, 

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Toronto Community Housing Staff Network Raises over $3,400 in support of PH Typhoon Disaster Relief

Toronto Community Housing staff, led by the Filipino Kababayan Network, have raised over $3,400 for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The employee network held a potluck dinner on November 30 to raise funds for victims of the disaster. “Kababayans” or “people from the same country” came together to help those in need and to provide support 

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Kuya reunited, Riza Santos shoot music video

This past Saturday November 30, 2013, Kuya the group filmed a music video for their first new single, “Stay Here”.  Their highly anticipated reunion is captured on film with Canada’s own Riza Santos, as the female lead, best known for her title ‘Miss Universe Canada’ (2013).   Stay Here is a way to stay connected with 

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President Oswald Tugadi of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce Toronto (PCCT) at their annual Christmas Party on November 23, 2013. He announced the launching of the Filipinas Trade Expo on August 16, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre that will be attended by businesses from many countries.

PCCT launched the ‘Filipinas Expo and Multicultural Tradeshow’ for 2014

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Toronto (PCCT) launched the “Filipinas Expo and Multicultural Tradeshow” for 2014 at the PCCT Christmas Celebration in Scarborough, Ontario on Nov. 23, 2013. The Filipinas Expo will be held on August 16, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. PCCT President Oswald Tugadi commented that “the Filipinas Expo and Multicultural Tradeshow 

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Ampatuan’s travesty

The Ampatuan massacre in Maguindanao on November 23, 2009 will probably go down in history as the bloodiest of all political killings in the Philippines. Four years and counting since the hearing started on January 6, 2010, the pursuit of justice for the victims of the massacre remains as elusive as the prospect of a trial 

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PPCO sponsors Ampatuan 
Massacre Memorial Day, Sunday, Nov. 24 at OISE, Toronto

PPCO’s Ampatuan Massacre Memorial

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Filipino literary book launch set for human rights day celebs

By Lui Queaño TORONTO–The latest in Filipino-Canadian literature will be released by AKDAAN at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto on December 7, 2013. The self-published book “AKDAAN Literary Anthology” will be officially launched to mark the celebrations of International Human Rights Day which is officially on December 10. With the 

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