Dr. Philip Kelly, third from left, keynote speaker of the event, with Ambassador Petronila Garcia (2nd from right) Consul General Rosalita S. Prospero (2nd from left). Ronnie de la Gana (3rd from right).

#Ikaw Na: Young Filipino Canadian Leaders Summit Pictorial by Hermie Garcia

#Ikaw Na ” Empowerment in Action” September 26, 2015, YWCA Center Toronto – 87 Elm Street

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Ongoing cuts to Ontario’s doctors put patient care at risk

QUEEN’S PARK–Following a morning meeting with OMA representatives, Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown questioned the Deputy Premier on her government’s cuts to physician services, and larger cuts to health care and front line services. Brown referenced the imposed cuts of $235 million on October 1 and $580 million on February 1 to Ontario’s 

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How I met Lord and Lady Nightingale

 By Joel Recla Lord means nothing to me, but I am willing to be a Lord for a week or maybe for a month, just to feel how to be one. The feeling to live in a castle, ride a Rolls Royce and hang around with the Royals. Monarchy is a well-established front marketing concept, 

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16-year-old Filipina Canadian wins Pan Am golds in taekwondo

By Jennilee Austria Sixteen-year-old Maria Alvie Dela Cruz of Brampton is a taekwondo poomsae champion, and has the Pan Am gold medals to prove it. Although Torontonians saw the Pan Am games in the city this summer, Dela Cruz’s Pan Am wins took place in Aguascalientes, Mexico on September 9 and 10. At the Pan 

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ANNE DONDERTMAN (2nd from right), Director of Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, welcomes The Philippine Reporter staff and guests. From left: Norman Garcia, Jennilee Austria, Leslie Copada-Gesell, Bob del Mundo, David Fernández (Librarian), Jai, Daniel and David Avila, Anne Dondertman and Mila Astorga-Garcia.  PHOTO: HG

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library gives Philippine Reporter staff a special tour

By Jennilee Austria Those who associate the University of Toronto’s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library with dusty medieval tomes will be surprised to find the latest issues of The Philippine Reporter in its expansive archives. Rare Book Librarian David Fernández was honoured to accept the newspaper’s latest issues on September 17th to add to its 

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Trinity singing group  to perform in GTA

The Filipino Canadian community has a new singing sensation! It’s the Trinity. A trio composed of 16-year old young ladies and still doing high school academic studies are seriously committed and dedicated to perform and showcase their singing abilities. The Trinity is joining the growing number of artistic talents in this part of the musical 

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Veteran actor/comedian/director Bernardo Bernardo opened his concert with a bang with lively classic oldies tunes.

Bernardo Bernardo wows fans in one-man show

Text and photos by Michelle Chermaine Ramos Bernardo Bernardo visited Toronto for the premiere of his movie “Imbisibol” at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday Sept. 14. The following night he treated fans to a one-man comedy show/concert at Prestige bar in Toronto where the audience enjoyed dinner as he sang classic tunes and 

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Julius Tiangson’s BBQ

BBQ / Halo-halo / Pulong-pulong Pilipino Sept. 19, 2015, 3610 Mavis Rd., Mississauga

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From left, son Allan, wife Aurelia, Bert and son Joey. Photo: MAG

Bert de Lara’s 65th birthday celebration

BERT de Lara was feted with a huge party on Sept. 19 by his family and friends when he turned 65. Venue was the PHB Centre, 91 Thornhill Woods Dr., Thornhill, Ontario.  

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5 Common causes of neck pain

By Dr. George I. Traitses Neck pain can be acute (short term) or chronic (recurring or persisting for months and even years), but regardless, when you’re in pain, relief is the first thing on your mind. Just as important as relief, of course, is finding the cause and ensuring you avoid the behavior / action 

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