IN PHOTOS: Massive anti-tyranny protest in Luneta marks 45th Martial Law anniversary

By Manila Today Staff – Sep 22, 2017 espite threats to impose martial law nationwide, suspended government work and classes in public schools, limited rally space in Luneta, and a scheduled nationwide earthquake drill, around 30,000 protesters flooded Kalaw Avenue yesterday afternoon until late into the evening. Intermittent rains failed to put down the collective 

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Protesters slam Duterte, Luneta park admin for trying to limit September 21 rally space

By Manila Today Staff – Sep 20, 2017 “And as a mater of fact, I’m giving you all the space, all the streets. Wala nang permit-permit. Sige, bahala kayo. Hindi ko nga rin kayo mahuli kung manghingi ako ng permit because that is guaranteed under the Constitution, the right for a redress of grievance, the 

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SC orders release of all detainees whose pending cases exceed mandated periods

By Rey Panaligan Manila Bulletin The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the release of “all detainees whose pending cases have gone beyond the mandated periods for the conduct of preliminary investigation, or whose cases have already been dismissed on inquest or preliminary investigation, despite pending appeal, reconsideration, reinvestigation or automatic review by the Secretary of 

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documents for accounting verification and CRA 

Taste of Manila founder reveals festival financial losses

By Lui Queaño TORONTO–Despite impressive attendance and the participation of dozens of vendors, sponsors and trade exhibitors, Taste of Manila (ToM), the latest of which was held Aug. 19 and 20, it is still losing money, according to its founder Rolly Mangante. Mangante, founding board chairman and now Chair Emeritus of the event’s organizer, Philippine 

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Philippine Tapestry weaves the best of Philippine culture through fashion, music and dance

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Tapestry fashion show breathes new life into traditional handwoven indigenous fabrics through fashion icon Renee Salud’s neo-ethnic collection. The show premiered in Toronto on August 24 at the Arcadian Court and was the highlight of the Mabuhay Festival on August 26 at Nathan Philips Square as part of its 

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Mabuhay Festival in photos

Nathan Phillips Square, August 26-27, 2017

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Lala Garcia (left) at her painting booth at Mabuhay Festival.   Ambassador Petronila Garcia and Consul General Rosalita Prospero dropped by the booth on Sunday, Aug. 27.  She also does fundraisers, corporate events and parties.

Art 2 Go at Mabuhay Festival 2017

Visual artist Lala Garcia conducted painting lessons at Mabuhay Festival, Nathan Phillips Square, on Aug. 26-27, 2017. Walk-in students, young kids and adults, learned how to use the brush, mix colours and actually paint on canvas under the one-on-one guidance of a professional painter. Lala studied visual arts at Cardinal Carter School for the Arts 

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Halo-Halo Festival in photos

Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto, August 27, 2017 Unexpectedly large crowd of Halo-Halo fans (at least 1,000) ‘invaded’ the August 29 H2O Festival Artscape Wychwood Barns gulped down the fest’s entire food & drink supplies. H2O will go ‘up’ in history as the Halo Halo Festival that ran out of Halo-Halo! Organizers say please come back 

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By Adrian De Leon

Being an Ilokano Scholar in Filipino North America

When I first considered working in Filipino American Studies (as a Canadian at that, though that’s a story for another time), I dreaded the prospect of having to recover my Tagalog. My family arrived in Scarborough when I was five years old. Upon arrival, a thoroughly bilingual childhood education of Tagalog and English (and, of 

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UPPERCASE BAND at ang Musika sa kabila ng daigdig

Ni Lui Queaño Marahil nga ay mayroong liting na nagdudugtong upang madinig ang kabilang dulo ng daigdig. Parang teleponong yari sa lata kung saan ito ay pinagdurugtong ng liting sa magkabilang-dulo ng dalawang magkalayong lata. Larong bata bunga ng kamusmusang idinulot ng paglikha. Pipitikin ang isang dulo at lilikha ito ng tunog sa kabilang dulo 

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