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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Katbaloganon Association of Canada members and officers gather for the second Novena for San Bartolome, patron saint of Catbalogan, Samar, on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Butch Astorga is the president.

Katbaloganons hold novena

FOR SAN BARTOLOME MISSISSAUGA–The Katbaloganon Association of Canada held the second novena of its 2013 Novena in honor of Blessed Virgin Mary and San Bartolome, the Patron Saint of Catbalogan, Samar. The event was held last Saturday, June 8, at the Mississauga residence of the hosts Junjie and Lanie Estalilla.  The prayer itself was co-hosted 

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Canada Community Association (BCCA)   Photo: Eugene Deocareza

Bicol Canada 2013 Events

It’s that time of the year again to call for unity amongst us. The Bicol Canada Community Association is holding events for 2013. This is an invitation for all Bicolanos to participate in these events to support our root and renew our hearts. Please mark your calendars for the following affairs. Monthly Novena to the 

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Featineans mark spring with a dance fling 

With the seasonal spring upon us, Featineans and their friends & guests in the Greater Toronto Area welcomed and celebrated the best season in Canada with a successful dinner- dance event. This is in keeping up with collegially experiencing organizational fellowship and meeting its vauntedesprit d’corps through a timely social engagement and collective endeavour. As a matter of seasonal rite, members 

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