From left: Ronnie dela Gana (GBA founder), Mike Cruz (Excellence Award in Sports & Fitness), Mel Galeon for FV Foods (PCCT Business Excellence), Paulina Corpuz (Pinoy of the Year), Jane Manalang Paguio (Entrepreneur of the Year), Ma. Eleanor Mescallado-Kalash (Excellence Award in Arts & Culture), Rosemer Albovias Enverga for the late Senator Tobias Enverga Jr. (Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award), Ethel Tungohan (Educator of the Year), Ruth Dunn for the late Pet Cleto (Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award), Loizza Adriene Aquino (Young Leader of the Year), Alberto Rodil (Gluckstein Community Service), and brother and mother of Joshua Diamante (WFG Young Entrepreneur of the Year) and Jovito Favila (GBA founder).

19 Fil-Cans receive Balangay awards

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter The winners for the nationwide search to honor outstanding Filipino Canadians were presented Saturday September 8, 2018 at the BMO Institute for Learning, Toronto. Loizza Aquino, 18, received the Young Leader of the Year award for her advocacy on mental health. Philippines-native Aquino, 18, is a University of Toronto 

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Ligaya and Popoy during their traditional ‘first dance’

Popoy and Ligaya Caña 50th Wedding Anniversary

Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre, Sept. 16, 2018 The Golden Wedding was highlighted with a mass featuring The Rite of the Renewal of Marriage. It was followed with a dinner, program with special performances of family and friends, and presentations in tribute to the celebrating couple, who are well-respected for their contributions to the 

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Toronto is the most expensive rental market in Canada

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Summer is cooling down but the cost of renting an apartment in Canada’s big cities continues to heat up. Even in the suburbs the rental costs are on the rise. According to apartment search portal PadMapper, 13 Canadian cities saw an upward trend in the average cost of a 

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SEAS directors, staff and special guests at the Regent Park centre grand opening.

SEAS opens at Regent Park, elects Filipina to board of directors

TORONTO–On Friday, September 14, 2018, SEAS Centre officially opened the doors to its Regent Park branch on the ground floor of 50 Regent Park Blvd., one of the new Toronto Community Housing buildings in the neighbourhood.  SEAS stands for Support, Enhance, Access, Service Centre – a non-profit social service agency serving immigrant communities, with a 

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Ang pitong Tausug

Ni Rene Boy Abiva Bulatlat.com Noong araw na inaasahang tatama ang mata ni Ompong sa lupa ay s’ya namang araw kung saan kayo’y inani ng bala sa Barangay Tambang, Patikul, Sulu. Inihelera ng halimaw ang inyong katawan na waring mga kalakal sa gitna ng pamilihan at pinagpiyestehan ng mga usisero at midya ang inyong lasug-lasog 

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Julie Alipala

Harrassing Julie won’t kill the truth

By Ellen Tordesillas The harassment that journalist Julie Alipala of the Philippine Daily Inquirer is being subjected to because her story of the killing of seven persons in Patikul Sulu contradicts the military version underscores once again the higher risks that reporters in the provinces face compared to those in Metro Manila. A post in 

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300k jobs lost under Duterte

Job creation in the rest of the economy was not enough to compensate for the huge job losses especially in agriculture. There were gross job losses of 2.2 million between July 2016 and July 2018 but only 1.9 million in gross job creation, hence the 295,000 drop in the number of employed. Read more: http://ibon.org/2018/09/jobs-crisis-getting-worse-under-duterte-govt-ibon/

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295,000 jobs lost since Duterte assumed office, IBON maintains

Research group IBON stood by its estimates that close to 300,000 jobs were lost since the start of the Duterte administration, that has been downplaying the fact. The group stressed this after Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) honorary chair Sergio Ortiz-Luis said that IBON’s description of jobs lost is “deceiving”. Ortiz-Luis reportedly said that 

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Winter Escapade 6 set Jan. 28 to Feb. 4

By Pia Lee-Brago MANILA–The Philippine embassy in Ottawa officially launched Winter Escapade, now on its sixth season after bringing more than 1,200 visitors to the Philippines since 2014. The embassy launched the premier tour to a crowd of almost 100 Filipinos and Canadians from Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal and Gatineau. The tour is led by the 

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OBITUARY: Rosalinda (Lynda) Cerrudo-Javier

Rosalinda (Lynda) Cerrudo-Javier December 4,1940 – September 18, 2018 Rosalinda died peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a brave fight with cancer. Rosalinda is survived by Felino, her loving husband of 45 years. Loving mother of Lin Barbara (Michael Dickinson) and Lin Antonette (Michael Rogers). Loving Aunt and second mother to Charles (Susan) 

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