PPCO held a “Meet the Press” session with a Filipino delegation to the Toronto Int’l Film Festival, among whom director Brillante Mendoza, producer Wilson Tieng.

Philippine Press Club of Ontario (PPCO) holds 2-in-1 Event Sept.7

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Roger and Perle de Vera on their 40th wedding anniversary.

Roger and Perle de Vera 40th Anniversary

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Sept. 19 is Zero Remittance Day for Zero Pork!

What is Zero Remittance Day? Zero Remittance Day (ZRD) is a symbolic protest and a political exercise for Filipino im/migrants from different parts of the world to collectively show their outrage on issues that affect them. The first ZRD was launched on October 29, 2008 in protest against the Global Forum on Migration and Development 

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Public protests against pork barrel intensify after the August 26th people’s march in Luneta.   Photo by AFP.

A case for resistance

By Joe Rivera After the August 26th people march at Luneta, September looks like a spirited month for Filipinos to sustain and maintain their opposition to the pork barrel system. It’s not just the congressional pork barrel, known otherwise by its euphemism, the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), that the people want to abolish, but 

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Redistribute and socialize pork funds – CenPEG

…also calls on the Chief Executive to prioritize passage of FOI law Instead of Malacañang and Congress leaders colluding again to retain the fraudulent pork barrel in the guise of “requested” line projects, the national budget should be reformed to allow direct people’s participation in the planning. The Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) 

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CNE Rising Star Jr Grand Champ

10-YEAR old KATHARINE BELLE REYES BAGS 2013 TORONTO–Filipino-Canadian Katharine Belle Reyes, 10 years old, bagged the 2013 CNE Rising Star Junior Grand Champion title,  in a prestigious annual competition held at the CNE,  Sept. 1, 2013. The young singer and dancer emerged champion, after three rounds of competition, starting with the video audition that included 

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Filipino Migrant organization launched in Edmonton

On August 31st the event to formally launch Migrante Alberta was held at the Edmonton Public Library Strathcona Branch. More than 60 Filipino immigrant and temporary workers from Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton gathered in Edmonton on Saturday for the launching of the event. Migrante Alberta is a Filipino migrant/immigrant advocacy organization that is part 

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WANTED! Participants for an important research study

• Are you a Filipina woman who immigrated to  Canada after completing the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP)? • Did you receive an open work permit or permanent residency status before 2011? If you answered YES to these questions, you are eligible to participate in a research study The purpose of this study is to examine 

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HEALTH: Back to school lunches as easy as 1-2-3

By Kalaayan Garcia de Vera Ask Your Holistic Nutritionist Yes, I know I am a bit late on this post, but as we all know this first week of school is quite hectic for everyone, and there’s still many more weeks of school lunches to pack.  With week one now in the books, I must 

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From left: UAP-OC President Carlos Lacuna, and past presidents Severino Perez, Eduardo Manapul, Remus Ancheta, Flordeliza Laperal, Rommel Lumbao cut the anniversary cake. 
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Filipino architects in Ontario mark 10th year

By Ysh Cabana TORONTO–The United Architects of the Philippines-Ontario Chapter (UAP-OC) celebrated its 10th anniversary and held its Induction rites on September 7, 2013. The celebration was held at the Westin Prince Hotel and was attended by distinguished architects from the Philippines and in Ontario. Speakers were Ontario Association of Architects President Bill Birdsell, and 

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