ATTY. Nida Romulo: The New Labour Attache

By Beatrice Paez A labour attache for 8 years in Hong Kong, a labour officer in Manila for 18 years, a mediator and conciliator Two months into her stint as the new labour attaché, the real work for Atty. Nida Romulo has barely begun. She takes the reins from Atty. Francisco Luna, and will oversee 

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Trade school closure: Who’s right? Who’s to blame?

40 PSW and ECE students affected By Beatrice S. Paez TORONTO–A family-run trade school was forced to close its doors and halt admission to its educational programs, leaving segments of its student body in limbo. In 2011, the Dimaapi family took control of the Canadian International Career College, an educational centre that provides certification to 

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KAPISANAN’s KULTURA 2013: Pinoy youth blend, innovate, celebrate arts, culture, food

By Rachelle Cruz A new wave of Filipino generation is hitting the streets – and making a mark on the socio-cultural landscape of Filipino culture, arts, and history.   It comes from a place – not of rebellion or shame, rather molded and inspired by traditional values and old ways married with innovative ideas – that 

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Loisel Wilson Oñate

Art immersion reconnects artists with homeland

KAPISANAN’S CLUTCH VOL. 5 By Rachelle Cruz (Follow me on twitter…) Loisel Wilson Oñate migrated to Canada when she was only 9 years old. Born in the Village of Nabannagan in the Valley of Cagayan, her grandparents raised her while her mother worked overseas. It wasn’t until almost a decade later that she reunited with 

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Young artists rediscover ideology behind bahay kubo

THE BAYANIHAN: Art Installation at Daniel Spectrum By Rachelle Cruz (Follow me on twitter…) Bahay kubo kahit munti, ang halaman doon, ay sari sari, singakamas at talong… These lyrics from a children`s song bring nostalgia of youthful memories, of homeland, where carefully-woven huts dotted across farmlands sit under the searing heat of the sun. The 

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WINNER: Chef Gavin Vasquez  of  Chef G Services

Filipino Street Eats: Culinary Competition

KULTURA’S KAIN KALYE By Rachelle Cruz (Follow me on twitter…) There’s Chinatown, Korea town, Jamaica town, India Town, Little Portugal, Little Italy and the list goes on all forming a mosaic of Toronto’s hub of multiculturalism. And the best way to engage and understand the varying cultures simmering across this perfect venue is through our 

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BEHN CERVANTES: Actor, director, professor, freedom fighter

Tribute to Behn Cervantes, Revolutionary Artist

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison Julie and I convey our most heartfelt condolences to the family of our beloved Behn Cervantes, long time friend and revolutionary comrade. We feel a deep sense of loss because of his personal warmth, his strivings and accomplishments. At the same time, we find comfort in the fact that he 

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NEPMCC President and CEO Thomas Saras and Olivia Chow, MP at the CNE  on Aug. 17

Ethnic Media Exhibit Opening at CNE

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RIBBON Cutting at Mabuhay Festival Launch.
From left: Mike Aprieto, Hon. Flor Marcelino (Ministry of Culture, Manitoba), MP Olivia Chow, PIDC President Norma Carpio, Consul General Junever Mahilum-West, Luminus CEO George de la Rosa, MPP Mitzie Hunter, Melanie Fernandez of Harbourfront.

Mabuhay Festival Opening Reception

Harbourfront Centre, August 16, 2013

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Dindo Orbeso (KAC President- Incoming); Rudy Boquila; Butch Astorga (KAC President-Incumbent); Karen Tan and Ken Liao; Butch Rama; Alice Tan (seated from left to right); Linda Villasin; ConGen Junever Mahilum-West; Caro Castellano; Cinia Mendiola

Katbaloganon Association of Canada 32nd Anniversary

TORONTO–The Katbaloganon Association of Canada held its 33rd Gala Night Affair Aug. 9, 2013, as part of its culminating event following the nine-Saturday novena it holds annually in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and San Bartolome, the patron Saint of Cabalogan, Samar, Philippines. The gala night was held at the Woodbine Banquet and Convention 

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