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Kabalen serves up some Capampangan classics

By Irish Mae Silvestre Most home cooks might be willing to forgo an ingredient or two but not Capampangan cooks, according to Jonald Quinto, chef and owner of Kabalen, a five-year old turo turo style restaurant that’s been holding its own in the Wilson and Bathurst area by serving up the best of Capampangan cuisine. 

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CHRISTMAS HAM

A Festive Feast by Tita Flips

By Irish Mae Silvestre When it comes to Noche Buena and New Year’s Eve, the jewel of every dining table is, hands down, the lechon or ham – maybe even both if you can manage it. Now, with the iconic pork dishes available as part of a special holiday menu at Kanto by Tita Flips, 

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MPP Mike Colle (Eglinton-Lawrence)

Third Filipino Heritage Month bill propped up anew at Queen’s Park

By Ysh Cabana It’s not every year that Canada receives proposed laws to recognize the Filipino community. Then again, it’s not every year that province of Ontario is introduced with three bills to officially proclaim June as Filipino Heritage Month. The latest in line, sponsored by Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) Mike Colle (Eglinton-Lawrence), 

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DND releases own ceasefire sked different from Duterte’s declaration

Manila Today Staff The Department of National Defense (DND) set their own ceasefire schedule on Thursday, a day after the unilateral ceasefire declaration with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and New People’s Army (NPA) of President Rodrigo Duterte. “The DND announces the declaration of a unilateral ceasefire against the CPP/NPA by the AFP 

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TRAIN

Biggest Christmas gift? Non-gainers in tax reform to pay for higher prices of products and services

By Lady Ann Salem (Manila Today) On December 19, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the 2018 national budget and the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN), saying the TRAIN is “the administration’s biggest Christmas gift to the Filipino people.” To those who have long voiced out their opposition to TRAIN, no statement could 

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Opposition warns of term extension for Duterte

By Jess Diaz (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines — Buoyed by the wide support President Duterte enjoys from the public, his allies in Congress are mulling over a term extension of at least two years for him and five years for them, opposition congressmen claimed yesterday. Under the plan, the nation would have a new Constitution 

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Lake Sebu massacre victims in a press conference Dec. 15 Photo by Erika Cruz

Martial law extension a grave injustice to Lake Sebu massacre victims

Adding insult to injury: By Erika Cruz (Manila Today) On December 13, it took the majority of Congress members about four hours to approve President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year. Ten days prior to that, it only took minutes for elements of the Philippine Army to kill eight 

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Barcelona Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter. Construction started in 1298. Had Gaudi not taken over from the Sagrada Familia’s original architect, the Sagrada might have eventually looked more like this Gothic cathedral.

TRAVEL: Gaudi’s architectural genius is all over Barcelona

Where walking around is the best way to see this magnificent city Text and photos by Bruce Gates BARCELONA, Spain – Whatever you may think about Antoni Gaudi’s architecture, you will admit it’s different. And it’s everywhere in Barcelona, from street lamps and apartment blocks to an unfinished planned community and – most celebrated of 

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Amalia Loyzaga, who came to Canada in 2008 under the live-in caregiver program, who shared her struggle of getting permanent residency on the grounds of her daughter’s “medical inadmissibility.” Now, Loyzaga organizes with Caregivers’ Action Centre, a grassroots advocacy group, through which she met other foreign live-in caregivers.
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Migrante Ontario celebrated the annual International Migrants Day with the theme “Sulong Migrante, Labanan ang Pagsasamantala”

Migrante Ontario celebrated the annual International Migrants Day, Dec. 16, 2017, at OPSEU, in Toronto, with the theme “Sulong Migrante, Labanan ang Pagsasamantala” (Onwards Migrants, Stand Against Exploitation”). Migrante organizers together with other migrant community organizations in Ontario reflected on the victories and breakthroughs of migrant workers this past year. The afternoon event also featured 

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Taking the stress out of Christmas

By Faith Wood, Troy Media It was cold the other day – really cold. As I sat in a coffee shop with a cup of tea, preparing to answer a few emails during a break from Christmas shopping, I noticed four shivering teens – opting for fashion instead of warmth. They ordered hot chocolates, then 

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