Ma-Anne Dionisio: Brave enough to do CATS

“I had nightmares about it,” says the lead star of the physically grueling, dance-driven play. By Beatrice  S. Paez CATS leaps onto stage this summer. The much-anticipated revival of the frisky musical is getting another shot at fame. Starring in this new incarnation is Filipino-Canadian actor Ma-Anne Dionisio, who first catapulted to the stage as 

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The reunion-tourists at the foreground of the majestic Mont. St. Michel, Normandy, France.

UP Prep 65 holds European reunion

48th Anniversary of University of the Philippines Preparatory (HIGH) School Batch 1965 The University of the Philippines Preparatory School, Class 1965, held a European reunion-tour covering selected sites in The Netherlands, Belgium and Northern France (Normandy/Brittany) from April 30 to May 16, 2013. The tour started in The Netherlands, where a welcome reception was held 

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Toronto illustrators Paul Limgenco, Kevin Briones, Oliver Castañeda and Vince Sunico.  (PHOTO: Kevin Vinzon)

Superheroes come alive in Toronto

Pinoy illustrators display skill drawing Marvel comics By Beatrice S. Paez Toronto is often the stunt double of New York. The downtown campus of the University of Toronto masqueraded as Columbia University in the film adaptation of the Hulk. The city’s landscape usually takes the face of anonymity onscreen. Now four Filipino-Canadian comic book artists 

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PPCO members, family and hosts gather by the lake for the blowing of birthday candles of 2-year old Oceania D’Aoust. The birthday of Justin Perada was marked with a rousing happy birthday song.

PPCO holds picnic in Lake Scucog cottage

TORONTO — The Philippine Press Club of Ontario held its first outdoor trip last Sunday, June 9 in a beautiful cottage in scenic Lake Scucog, Little Britain, Ontario. Attended by PPCO officers and members led by PPCO president Hermie Garcia, and joined by family and friends, the summer trip was organized by Noel Perada, PPCO 

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Model wears a barong dress, part of VINTA Collection.

Canada Philippine Fashion Week Opening

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Marcos redux

By Joe Rivera Noted Filipino historian Teodoro Agoncillo once wrote that the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II caused a big spike in crimes. Due to the harshness of the economic conditions, many Filipinos were driven to criminal activities, which continued even with the restoration of the Commonwealth government and the inauguration 

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By Rathika Sitsabaiesan

At CBC, journalistic independence at stake

By Rathika Sitsabaiesan Over the last few weeks, my office has been inundated with emails from concerned constituents regarding the proposed changes to the government’s ability to dictate employment terms for all employees at the CBC. These changes, brought forth in the latest Conservative Omnibus Budget Bill, threaten the independence of the CBC and its 

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Miss Philippines 2013 was held at Korean Cultural Centre on June 8 and the top 3 winners are Janice Hernane (2nd Runner Up), Lauren Fernandez (Miss Philippines PIDC 2013), Monalyn Joyce Quelnat (1st Runner Up).

Other Community Events

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12-year-old Tommy Gesell receives his 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do at the De Santos Martial Arts Black Belt Spectacular 2013 on Saturday, June 8 at Chinese Cultural Centre in Scarborough. With him are his Master Veronica De Santos and teacher Ma’am Toni (Antoinette Moulton).


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Meals of Normandy

By Kalayaan Garcia de Vera Your Holistic Nutritionist If there is one thing that I have learnt from my travels, it is that food tells a story about the place, the people and the culture.  So much is to be said of a place just by eating the local food; you not only get a 

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