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Councillor Joe Mihevc

Formation of Filipino Task Force in Toronto gets support from Councillors

Community issues discussed in 3-hour conversation with Councillors Mihevc and McConnell By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO– A recent meeting between members of the Filipino community and City of Toronto councillors and other City stakeholders resulted in a decision to set up a Filipino Task Force to allow for a community voice in the City when the 

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GATES university/community researchers, from left: Bridge Cosme, Pet Cleto, Mary Parreño, Dr. Philip Kelly, Nancy Prieto, Mila Garcia, Wayne Chu, May Gene de Guzman, Fiel Salazar, Conely de Leon; (front) Mithi Esguerra, Aimee Beboso and Christopher Sorio.

GABRIELA releases initial results of live-in caregivers transitions study

By Mia Ondo GABRIELA Ontario and its research partners recently released the initial results of a nationwide study about how Pinoy live-in caregivers are transitioning from the live-in caregiver (LCP) program. At a workshop held last April 6 at Ryerson University in Toronto, the research team presented the results to some former live-in caregivers and 

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Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks during the packing kitchen sets by the Canadian Red Cross that will be sent to the Philippines to help with the relief effort for Typhoon Haiyan.

Harper announces Canada’s contribution to Haiyan fund

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today welcomed the tremendous generosity that Canadians have demonstrated in helping the Philippines recover from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. The Prime Minister was pleased to announce today that individual Canadians contributed over $85 million in eligible donations that our Government is matching through its Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund. As promised 

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Canada welcomes PH peace pact with MILF

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Canada congratulates the Government of the Philippines and its partner, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, on the signing today in Manila of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. “After decades of conflict and more than 20 years of negotiations, this historic milestone paves the way 

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By Rodel Ramos

Leaders need vision

Gaining political influence in Canada — Part 4 We must start planning for our political and economic future here to leave a legacy for our children and future generations. If we can only plant the seed of these ideas and let them germinate, then our people’s future is on the road to progress. Our proud 

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CPFW scores high in Canadian Economic Impact Study

Canada Philippine Fashion Week (CPFW) scores high in Canadian Economic Impact Study! FEO (Festival Events Ontario) and Enigma Research conducted an economic impact study that produced astounding results: ·  CPFW Attracted over 10K unique attendees, 33,000 visitors that week. Also CPFW Generated over $5.5 Million dollars into the city of Toronto with Non locals spending  $6.8 

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Achieve a balance by focusing on quality not quantity

I was invited to speak at a local elementary school during their Parent Engagement Night. The topics covered were student health, mental, emotional and physical.  Along with the Public Health Nurse, I was one of the speakers and as a Nutritionist, I concentrated on the nutrition aspect of the student’s physical health. I discussed how 

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From left: Artists Michelle Chermaine Ramos and Nelia Tonido, Consul General Junever Mahilum-West, John West and Frank Tonido.

Female artists honored at Consulate

TORONTO–Female representatives of the Philippine Artists Group of Canada, Nelia Tonido and Michelle Chermaine Ramos, attended the Philippine Consulate’s Women’s Month celebration in Toronto on Friday, March 28th 2014.  Consul General Junever Mahilum-West, an honorary PAG member herself, hosted the event to acknowledge the contributions of female achievers in various areas of the community including 

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Kayla 
Santos (left, with glass), 8, and Domenic de Vera (with striped shirt), 9, marked their birthdays April 5 with siblings, cousins, and friends in Scarborough. Cakes were aplenty and parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents brought lots of food and gifts.

Kayla and Demenic Birthdays

Cakes were aplenty and parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents brought lots of food and gifts.

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Marquez (center back row) enjoins all class members to attend by contacting anyone in this photo.

UP PREP ‘65 Golden Anniversary Steering Committee met for 2015 Reunion

UP PREP ‘65 Golden Anniversary Steering Committee met at Class President Ericson Marquez’s Cavite farm to plan the Feb. 2015 reunion in Manila.

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