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Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly with God

Enrique Olivo, TCDSB Trustee Candidate, Toronto Ward 12 By Althea Manasan Typing on a laptop in a Toronto cafe, dressed casually in a white button down shirt and a blue hoodie, Enrique Olivo looks like your average tech-sector millennial. In some ways, he is. But outside of his work as a data scientist at international 

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Rowena Santos with her son Lennon

‘It’s okay to be underestimated and prove everybody wrong’

Rowena Santos: Candidate for Councillor, Brampton Wards 1 and 5 By Irish Mae Silvestre Rowena Santos has been waiting in the wings for quite some time. Equipped with a business degree and a master’s in economics, she went on to work for world-renowned corporations, then gained experience in the non-profit sector. Feeling restless and on 

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Island Womxn Rise performers. Photo by Nastasha Alli

For Filipina Comedians, the Struggle is Hilariously Real

REVIEW: Island Womxn Rise By Irish Mae Silvestre I don’t want to start off with the cliched ‘Asians are extremely underrepresented in the entertainment industry’ because, well, Asians are extremely underrepresented in the entertainment industry. But something is slowly shifting. There’s Ali Wong and her Netflix stand-up special Baby Cobra and actress/rapper Awkwafina rubbing shoulders 

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Toronto Pinoy indie bands play gig series

By Ysh Cabana TORONTO–Equipped with original compositions, ambitious talent and passion for music, a live indie band scene in the city is thriving. Filipino indie artists find a space to ‘jam’ in OPM Indie Night Toronto. After spending its pilot season in Cusina Lounge in North York, season two premiered on July 19 at Bistro 

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Bata to Batapreneur: Big hit among Filipino youth

The first Filipino children’s business fair, Bata to Batapreneur, was held in Toronto on July 7, showcasing creative products and services of 50 aspiring entrepreneurs from 6 to 18 years old. The novelty of this event attracted participants from various parts of the GTA and surrounding areas and even as far as Waterloo, Ontario and 

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Ex-restaurant owners jailed and fined for owed wages of ex-employees

Ontario Ministry of Labour The Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic welcomes the decision of Justice of Peace Karen Walker to impose a fine of $900,000 on Yuk Yee Ellen Pun and her companies behind the Regal Restaurant Chain for failing to comply with the Ministry of Labour’s Orders to pay their former employees owed 

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KALESA bar and restaurant’s first anniversary marked last June 30.  D’ New Direction performed, from left: Levy, Abet, Gabby, Dondie.

Kalesa Bar Restuarant’s 1st anniversary

 

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The artists and guests pose with the collaborative painting created by nine artists on one canvas which was displayed at the event. 
BACK (from left): Beth Ruivivar, Rose Tijam, Debbie Gatan, Livvy 
Camacho, Frank Tonido, Guy Camacho, Ambassador Leslie Gatan and Michelle Chermaine Ramos. FRONT (from left): Rolly Abarilla, Jhun Diamante, Romi MananQuil and Teody Asuncion

PAG marks 30 years of Filipino Canadian art

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos (Disclosure: Author is a member of PAG.) A mainstay in the Filipino community’s cultural history, the Philippine Artists Group of Canada celebrated its 30th anniversary on June 23, 2018 with their annual summer art show held at Neilson Park Creative Centre. This year’s retrospective exhibition titled “Our Journey: 30 Years and 

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Richard Palarca of CKATT receiving the Fiesta Ball 2018 Overall Championship Award

A show of brotherhood from Filipino basketball clubs

Kapatid TV5’s Fiesta Ball FBL Canada in cooperation with Kapatid TV5 and B Zone Live Streaming held a successful Fiesta Ball last July 19-22 at the Pan AM Sports Centre in Scarborough with 44 teams participating from different local ball clubs from the GTA. The inaugural weekend tournament was organized to let local Filipino community 

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From left: Maristella and Cristina Yap, Tyler Dadula, George 
and Dolly Poblete, Carmen Jose, Fr. David Twaddle, David 
Jose and Marites Dadula.

Dave and Carmen Jose: 60th wedding anniversary

Dave and Carmen Jose were blessed by Fr. David Twaddle at St. Barnabas Church on their 60th wedding anniversary. They have five children: Maristella Yap, Marites Dadula, Ricky Jose, Maribel Frias and Georgina Jose, and six grandchildren. Their Children and grandchildren hosted them for lunch after the ceremony.

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