Rani, as I remember her

By Joe Rivera Early Wednesday morning, August 3, 2016, our youngest daughter, Rani Rivera, was found lifeless inside her Toronto west end apartment. The two Toronto police detectives who came to our apartment in the east end the following early morning described the scene to Patty and me as we both struggled to comprehend the 

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RANI RIVERA 2011 by Seth Blender

A Tribute to Rani Rivera

By Criss Habal-Brosek Executive Director, Progress Place/Weston Mount Dennis Community Place Hub (Editor’s Note: In their grief over the death of their youngest child, Joe and Patty Rivera find comfort in knowing that Rani’s short-lived life left a profound impact on the people she had touched. “We didn’t know she was an activist,” Joe says 

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Swearing-in ceremony for Rotary Club of Toronto, President Susan Flores Hunter with outgoing President David Hetherington. 
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Fil-Can lady is new president of Rotary Club of Toronto

By Mann Nacario Philippine born Susan Flores Hunter made history by taking the helm of one of Toronto’s most prestigious and one of Canada’s oldest clubs, The Rotary Club of Toronto. Since its inception in 1912, the Rotary Club of Toronto had evolved to one of Canada’s premier club, serving the community with unselfish fervor 

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11th Kultura Filipino Arts Festival Pictorial by Rene Sevilla

Kultura Live! Stage: Presented by FACTOR, Aug. 7 at Nathan Phillips Square by Toronto’s Filipino-Canadian musicians, dancers and spoken poets.

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Pista sa Nayon 2016

IN MONTREAL: By Joyce Valbuena When you are living abroad, a fiesta at the park offers a great opportunity to discover the rich heritage of one’s home country. In many major cities around the world where there is big population of Filipinos, a fiesta is an annual event we Filipinos look forward to go to. In 

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UP Concert Chorus in TO

UP Concert Chorus show held at Toronto International Celebration Church on Aug. 13, 2016. (PHOTOS: RENE SEVILLA)

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Mabuhay Festival Sept. 3-4 at Nathan Phillips Square

The MABUHAY PHILIPPINES FESTIVAL, is a signature event organized by the Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC). It is set to deliver another extra ordinary addition to Toronto’s summer festival line-up. The theme for this year’s event is “SINING” means “ART.” Expect to see the best of the best from our local Filipino-Canadian talents and cultural 

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Keeping your yard healthy in the heat

Tips and tricks for taking care of your lawn and garden in excessive heat TORONTO–Heat advisories have been a regular occurrence for many regions across Ontario this summer. While it’s important to be wary of the high temperatures and humidity levels for health reasons, the heat can also have impacts on the lawn and garden 

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UCCP Gen-Sec Bishop Reuel Norman Marigza

Duterte gov’t: Prospects for Change

TORONTO FORUM Just a day after newly-elected Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), the current situation and prospects for change under the new administration were the subject of a public forum sponsored by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN-Toronto), Migrante Ontario, the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines 

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Malcolm Guy shared insights from his interview with President Duterte in Davao City at a community forum held in Montreal.

Duterte and the Left: A marriage made in heaven?

MONTREAL FORUM By Joyce Valbuena Asexciting as any newly formed relationships or marriages, the newly elected Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been open in expressing his support to the progressive movements. “There will no doubt be many more surprises in store under President Rodrigo Duterte. He could be the best, or the worst, President the 

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