Three years to its six-year presidency, diehard and uncompromising supporters of the current Aquino government are still asking critics to be soft with President Noynoy, to give him the benefit of the doubt and the credit for innovation in governance and interpretation of the law. The latter is the most appalling because it is like 

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The SLRC singers include: Rettie Macariola, Opel Munsod, Cecille Dimabuyu, Carol Bondoc, Lind Llovit, Linda Corales, Ester Macabugao, Jeannette Legaspi, Janet Sarmiento, Adel Tigueros, Tezz Viloria, Susan Stanev, Vicky Abrazado, Salve Aquino, Leo Almonte, Pepita Verayo, Josie Aguinaldo, Lina Langit, Lumen Soliman, Cesar Soliman, Ernie Pardinas, Arnel Dimabuyu, Roe Duka, Franscis Sarmiento, Carlos de Asis, Rollie Bautista, Jorge Isidro, Dado Bondoc and musician Butch Abrazado.

San Lorenzo Ruiz Choir marks 25th Year with Jubilee Concert

The San Lorenzo Ruiz Choir celebrated its 25th Year Jubilee. The SLRC was founded by their Music Conductor Bro. Al Doloroso, with a number of singers in January 1988. Fr. Rodolfo Imperial of Bl. John XXIII Church suggested to name the choir after the First Filipino Saint San Lorenzo Ruiz. On September 28, 2013, the 

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Back  row: from left:  E. Fresco, D. Conche, L. Sanders ,D. Sobrepena, Au de  Lara, Secretary, M.Conche, Deb Schulte,  Regional Councillor,City of Vaughan, V. Tolentino, N. Monje, R. Mojica, Oscar Farinas, Founder, Executive Director, Bert de Lara, and A. Perono.
Front row: from left: M. Guinto,Vice President,  E. Garcia, O. Javier, M. Mojica , L. Ordonez, Carol Banez, President, Dr. Vicky Santiago,  Sandra Yeung Racco, Councillor, City of Vaughan, J. Nuez, C. Martin, L. Martin, J. Guinto, Mario Racco and E. Javier. Not in picture Ollendorf Udarbe and Alex Villasenor. Photo courtesy of Eddie Lee of Atin Ito.

PHB 33rd Anniversary Dinner Dance & Concert

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 — Holiday Inn Select (Dixon Rd.)

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Marco Sison to serenade you

Culture Philippines of Ontario and Josie de Leon School of Performing Arts invite you to reminisce to Marco Sison’s “Always” concert.  All proceeds for this event will be donated to Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre.  It will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 at Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre, 5225 Orbitor Road, Unit 3, Mississauga, Ontario. 

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10-year old Filipino-Canadian, Katharine Reyes received recognition from Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti on Monday, Sept. 30 during the Markham City Council Recognition and Awards Ceremony at the Markham Civic Centre for Katharine’s achievements for 2013 including:  3 Gold Medals at the World Championships of Performing Arts, CNE Rising Star Junior Grand Champion and the York Region Celebration of the Arts Bursary Award Recipient.

Other Community Events

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Flordeliza Punzalan

CPO hires new artistic director

The Board of Directors of Culture Philippines of Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Flordeliza Punzalan as our new Artistic Director.  She brings to our organization vast experience and knowledge in the field of contemporary and traditional Philippine cultural dance and choreography. Liza started her dance artistry at the age of 12 when 

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Autumn to-do’s around the house

The beginning of October not only marks the beginning of fall but the crisp mornings and cool evenings are a reminder that much of the coming months will be spent indoors. According to Phil Dorner, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association, preparing your home for the fall/winter will help ensure your home is safe, 

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Real estate question? Ask an expert

Whether you are a first time buyer, renter or an existing homeowner looking to downsize or invest in an additional property, you’re bound to have questions. From figuring out how much home you can afford to choosing the right neighbourhood for you and your family, real estate expert and president of the Ontario Real Estate 

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From left: Lola Rening Paca, the celebrant Jojo Taduran, Regine Taduran and Fe Taduran.

Jojo Taduran’s Birthday

Jojo Taduran recently celebrated his birthday with a get-together of family and close friends from the Knights of Rizal, Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF), Block Rosary of Toronto and Megaworld, at the Korean Grill House in Scarborough, Ontario. (St Jamestown News Service, Romy Zetazate)

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DAKILA (center) with well-wisher playmates having fun on a weekday birhday party on Oct. 1 at home.

Dakila’s Spiderman birthday a hit

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