Squatting as a basic right

By Joe Rivera Modern-day squatters are both poor and homeless. In the Philippines, squatters are second and third generations of original settlers from the rural areas looking for a better life in the city. They have settled mostly on unoccupied and unused public lands which include river and railroad embankments, esteros (estuary in English), the 

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Mabuhay Festival: Showcasing Filipino Arts and Culture

Mabuhay! Philippines Festival Presented by Luminus Financial Aug. 16-18, 2013 A three-day festival showcasing Filipino arts and culture TORONTO–Immerse in the sights, sounds and tastes of the Philippines at Harbourfront Centre. The Mabuhay! Philippines Festival, a signature event of the Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) returns to the heart of Toronto’s waterfront (Aug. 16-18) with 

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Maricel Nieva, graduate of Food Service Worker course, gets award for Academic Excellence.

Beyond the Live-In Caregiver Program

“THE TASSEL’S WORTH THE HASSLE!” By Maru Maesa Last June, three Filipino migrant women took short courses that they believed could help change their status and gradually realize their aspirations for a better life in Canada.  One of them finished the training program and received the certificate for food service worker (FSW), and the other 

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8th ambassadors, congens tour now in PH

QUEZON CITY,–Over sixty delegates of the Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors’ Tour (ACGTDT) recently visited The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) mother studios at the ABS-CBN compound in Quezon City, Philippines and participated in the highly engaging variety program, “It’s Showtime,” last week as part of the cultural tour or Pasaya leg of the annual trip. 

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PCCF FAMAS officers with GMA Pinoy TV stars Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal

Filipino association in Montreal marks 50th year

MONTREAL–The Filipino Association of Montreal and Suburbs (FAMAS)  50th anniversary was a great success at the Pista sa Nayon celebration at the Mckenzie King Park in Montreal.  Highlight of the event are the performances by GMA Pinoy TV stars, Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal. They were an immense hit in Montreal that screams of delight 

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GOLDEN GIRL Leslie celebrated her 50th birthday in Toronto on July 13. With her are husband Tom and son Tommy.

Reporter’s Editorial Assistant Leslie Copada-Gesell’s 50th Birthday Party

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Ram and Antonina Boodram celebrated their wedding at Saint Lawrence the Martyr on June 29, 2013. Guests from different parts of the world came to Canada; the largest groups are from the Philippines, USA, and Trinidad and Tabago. Coworkers from Saint Michael Hospital, CAMH, and Eastern Hospital, etc. took a day-off just to attend the celebration. PHOTO: ARIEL RAMOS



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SOSA group in the steps of the Parliament of Canada on June 12, 2013.

Other Community Round-Up

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Mhel and Flor of FV Foods with artist Mickey 
Bustos, Dennis Trillo, 
Rafael Rosell, Glaiza De Castro during the meet and greet on June 21, 2013.

More on Pinoy Fiesta stars in TO

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Asuncion Covacha

Asuncion Guadalupe Covacha, December 12, 1928 – July 10, 2013

We thank everyone who offered sympathies and prayers in the loss of our beloved Mana Choling. She will always be remembered for her kindness and passionate efforts to keep us together in joyous friendship. Family, Friends and the Leyteño community of Ontario

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