Playwrights Andrea Mapili and Byron Abalos

Philippine mythology in Canadian theatre

REVIEW & INTERVIEW: Through the Bamboo By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter As Filipino-Canadian multidisciplinary theatre artists, husband and wife team Andrea Mapili and Byron Abalos explained that they wrote Through the Bamboo to create “a story that felt epic in scope to rival The Wizard of Oz and The Chronicles of Narnia” since 

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Fil-Can among Top 25 Canadian Immigrants

Gelaine Santiago, Founder, Cambio & Co. TORONTO–Gelaine Santiago, founder of Cambio & Co. has been named one of Canadian Immigrant Magazine’s RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2019. She received the esteemed award at the Toronto ceremony at One King West Hotel on June 25th. The RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards is a people’s 

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FILM REVIEW: Tenderness is fortitude

FILM REVIEW: Rainbow’s Sunset (2018) By Ysh Cabana The Philippne Reporter Filled with social commentary, and stellar cast, Rainbow’s Sunset offers up a pleasantly made yet astonishingly strenuous storyline of a slice-of-life Filipinx family. There’s an extra dose of melodrama in this film, which is inspired by a true story according to director Joel Lamangan. 

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PLUMA: An intimate night of story telling

Pluma Collective Reading, July 20 Filipino Heritage Month might be in June but we are continuing to celebrate the diverse stories of Filipino-Canadians all year round! Pluma Collective is a collective of Filipino-Canadian writers in the Greater Toronto Area whose work spans genres and generations. They will be hosting an intimate night of storytelling at 

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Virtuous Waste, winners of the 2019 World Vision Social Innovation Challenge

U of Waterloo students win innovation tilt

Students propose seaweed-based packaging to overcome mounting plastic waste dumped in rivers and lakes MISSISSAUGA–Virtuous Waste, a team of five students from the University of Waterloo’s Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business, outshone 46 other competitors from across Canada to emerge as winners of the 2019 World Vision Social Innovation Challenge. The team will 

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The Tita Collective celebrating their Fringe Festival 

Community Pictorial by Jennilee Austria

Toronto Fringe Festival, July 7 ———————- Larawan Opening at Metro Hall, June 11 ———————- Proudly Pinoy at James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic Secondary School, June 1 ———————- TCDSB PH Independence Day Dinner, June 12

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Ribbon cutting by guests of honor Deputy 
Consul General Bernadette Fernandez and 
Cultural Officer Cecilia Santos before the show.
(Photos: MC Ramos)

Artists group marks 31st anniversary with exhibit of art works

Philippine Artists Group By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Artists Group of Canada held a reception for their Philippine Independence Day art exhibition the evening of Thursday June 27, 2019 at the Neilson Park Creative Centre Gallery in Etobicoke. The event marks the organization’s 31st anniversary, the 121st anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence 

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Philippine Festival in Misssissauga July 7, 2019 organized by Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre

Philippine Festival Mississauga

July 7, 2019 @ Mississauga Celebration Square Photos: Ysh Cabana

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Simplii clients can now send money to 75+ countries

Simplii Financial becomes first digital banking brand in Canada to offer international money transfers and foreign currency delivery TORONTO–Simplii FinancialTM today became the only digital banking brand in Canada to offer international money transfers and foreign cash delivery, ensuring that Canadians with a digital-first mindset who transact globally can easily meet their banking needs when, 

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Invitation to all Bicolanos and Bicolanas

Devotees to the  Virgin of Peñafrancia The 5th-month novena devotions to the Virgin of Peñafrancia will be on Sunday, July 14, 2019 NOTE: Feast Day Celebrations: 3rd Saturday of September, Sept. 21, with Fluvial Parade at the Bluffers Park Lake. This month’s Novena Devotions: Date: July 14, 2019, Sunday (2nd. Sunday of July, 2019 ) 

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