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Dr. Robert Diaz

The Ethics of Honouring Other Lives

By Dr. Robert Diaz Assistant Professor University of Toronto I moved to Canada six years ago and, for the most part, I’ve lived a life that seems unimaginable for an immigrant with roots in the Philippines. I work as a faculty member at the University of Toronto. I teach, mentor, and collaborate with Filipinos whose 

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FLORFINA MARCELINO, Manitoba Opposition Leader: ‘Recognition makes you more aware of responsibility’

By Mila Astorga-Garcia ‘RISING UP TO LEAD’ is a very apt description accorded to Florfina Marcelino, interim leader of the New Democratic Party in Manitoba, when her official winning profile was published in Canadian Immigrant as one of Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC’s) Top 25 Canadian Immigrants for 2017. From her humble beginnings as a 

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Mikey Bustos’s 14 lessons on his rise to fame

On the Blessing of Failure and Being a Channel of Happiness and Good Vibes By Michelle Chermaine Ramos A multitalented performer, Mikey Bustos is a singer, songwriter, comedian, actor, brand ambassador, entrepreneur and unofficial ambassador of Philippine culture on social media. He first rose to the spotlight as a finalist in the first season of 

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By Joe Rivera

A community newspaper’s legacy

Painting, not houses but art works, which I was quite fortunate to exhibit in art shows and galleries here in Toronto, has been my sole preoccupation after deciding to stop writing opinion blogs in 2014. My subsequent retirement from law practice and disengagement from volunteer work among refugees and new immigrants also afforded me plenty 

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Canada’s Kwawukumey now playing for UST Growling Tigers

By Emar Sy Did you see that Coach Mike? That was a great pass! Indeed, the kid has great vision and is just what I needed for my team. Words uttered by UST Growling Tigers mentor and head coach Boy Sablan during one of his practices. Words he used to describe the plays of his 

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The Blue Eagle has landed

Brandon Ramirez By Emar Sy Born October 29, 1997 Brandon Ramirez was the first born child of Mr. Sonny and Digna Ramirez from Toronto, Canada. Since childhood he has always loved playing basketball and hoped of being able to play professionally someday. He honed his skills at a very young age and has been a 

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Taste of Manila on Aug. 19-20 just got bigger

CAMBODIA, PAGCOR, PCSO JOIN IN Two Philippine government-owned corporations and the Kingdom of Cambodia are the latest to join the growing number of sponsors of the Taste of Manila (ToM) street festival which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, (Aug. 19-20) in Toronto’s Little Manila. The participation of Cambodia is particularly significant. The kingdom is 

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Fiipino Canadian Association of Niagara Family Potluck Picnic

FCAN (the Filipino Canadian Association of Niagara) is celebrating its 49th anniversary this year. FCAN is a non-profit, non-religious, non political, social civic and cultural organization for the Filipino-Canadian community of the Niagara Region. It encourages newcomers to contact the Association for “cultural support.” It participates in various events throughout the year in cooperation with 

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PCCF beauties join the Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade

An event known to attract millions from all over the world, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival’s Grande Parade took place last August 5th, 2017 at the Exhibition Place along Lake Shore Blvd. The not to miss event of the summer featured steelpan drums, colourful floats and vibrant costumes. Pageant representatives from the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation 

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FCT’s Notice of Special General Meeting of the Members

FILIPINO CENTRE TORONTO NOTICE is hereby given that a Special General Meeting of the Members of FILIPINO CENTRE TORONTO (FCT) is called for and will be held on the 7th day of September, 2017, at the Rembrandt Banquet Hall (930 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON M1G 3T5), at 7:00 p.m. EST, for the purpose of discussion 

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