Perla Javate (2nd from right) receiving award.

2 Pinoys among Top 25 Immigrant awardees

Two Filipino Canadians are among the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants for 2016. Perla Javate, an educator and community activist who resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Renan Orquiza, engineer and community activist of Mississauga, Ontario are honorees, along with the 23 other recipients, during annual award ceremonies, June 21 in Toronto, and June 23 in 

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Of people’s Wars and Waging Peace

The Philippines and Colombia: By Joyce Valbuena Philippines’s newly elected President, Rodrigo R. Duterte, vowed he will resume the formal peace negotiations between the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF). Even before his inauguration as President has arrived, Duterte already initiated a dialogue between two parties which was held in Oslo, Norway last week. 

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The NDFP-GPH Peace Process

Alicia Kuin Q.Med, LL.M. (ADR), M.A., B.A. The peace negotiations, which began in August of 1992, have aimed to address the root causes of the forty-year long protracted conflict between revolutionary forces and the Philippine Government. The revolutionary movement comprises of the NDF and their allied organizations, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and 

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Durham Fil-Canadians hold Fiesta Week 2016

By Li Eron DURHAM REGION, ONTARIO–The Filipino community in Durham Region is growing steadfastly these past years. One proof of this is the city of Pickering hosting an annual Filipino Fiesta celebration organized by a Filipino non- profit organization. In Oshawa alone, you can see a lot of activities organized by Filipino individuals or organizations. 

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From left: Ysh Cabana, Lesley Valiente and Petronila Cleto received the JS Woodsworth Award on behalf of the Radyo Migrante Collective during the awarding rites in Toronto.
 (Photo provided by Les Valiente)

Radyo Migrante wins 2016 J.S. Woodsworth Award for Human Rights and Equity

By Lui Queaño RadyoMigrante won the 2016 J.S. Woodsworth Award for Human Rights And Equity under the Group Excellence Category at the 19th Annual JS Woodsworth Awards held at the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club last May 29 2016. The radio show airs on Vibe 105.5 FM every Sunday from 1PM-2PM and has been 

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Pinoy Fiesta beauty queens.

Pinoy Fiesta stars, beauties wow crowd

Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) held its annual Pinoy Fiesta event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on June 18. Special guests are actors from the Philippines, Tom Rodriguez and Betong Sumaya. This multi-cultural event was also attended by performers from the Chinese, Polish, Jamaican and Filipino and other communities. Also in attendance are politicians 

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PIDC’s Salu-Salo sa Earl Bales Park, June 11

The President of the Philippine Independence Day Council, Norma Carpio, gave an appreciation speech to all those who attended the Salu-Salo at Earl Bales Park in Toronto, on June 11, 2016. There were singing, dancing, and a parade of community associations with their banners.

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FCT’s Pistahan Ng Bayan, June 11-12 Pictorial by Ariel Ramos

Filipino Centre Toronto president Linda Javier and her volunteers pulled-off a successful PISTAHAN NG BAYAN 2016 at Nathan Phillips Square Toronto on June 11 and 12.

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Bianca Camille Lopez and Aizel Izza Prietos performed a medley of Filipino folk songs in the second  part of their concert.

The Nightingales Enchant Toronto

Photos and text by Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Nightingales started off the Toronto Philippine Consulate General’s Independence Day weekend festivities with a bang on Friday June 10th 2016 at the Alliance Francaise theatre in downtown Toronto where guests were treated to a sumptuous cocktail reception before the show. Bianca Camille Lopez and Aizel Izza Prietos-Livioco 

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PAG President Nelia Tonido in front of her watercolor paintings.

Philippine Artists Group’s 28th Anniversary Art Exhibition

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Artists Group of Canada celebrated Independence Day with their annual anniversary art show held at Neilson Park Creative Centre on Sunday June 12th, 2016. The show titled “Iniibig Ko Ang Pilipinas . Ito Ang Tahanan Ng Aking Lahi (I Love the Philippines. It Is The Land of My Birth)” 

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