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Paete’s pride brings joy to Toronto

Bloor-Yorkville Ice Fest 2015 By Veronica C. Silva What was once the Philippine’s pride is now Toronto’s joy. This year’s first placer in Bloor Yorkville’s 10th annual Icefest is Frederick Marquina, a native of Paete, Laguna, the Philippines’s carving capital. It was Marquina’s fourth year in a row to win the People’s Choice award, already 

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Conservative MP Candidate at home with diverse Mississauga riding

For Julius Tiangson it starts with the community By Mark A. Cadiz With perhaps a little luck on his side, Julius Tiangson, upon arriving in Saskatoon in 1985 found some success early in his newly adopted country. Through a job exchange program with Deloitte Canada, Tiangson then 21, was offered a permanent position after working 

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March Break programs help newcomer teens succeed in Canada

For many newcomer youth, March Break is just a time to relax at home. But in the GTA, three community agencies have free programs which can give them a brighter future in Canada. When students compete for a job, a scholarship, or entry into college or university, recruiters look for characteristics that set a student 

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Who is liable for the Mamasapano fiasco?

Philippine Reporter Opinion Survey Question 1: On January 25, 2015, 44 police SAF troopers, 18 MILF fighters, 6 BIFF fighters, and some civilians were killed in the Mamasapano massacre. Who is accountable and/or liable for these deaths? Why? a. President Aquino b. Resigned PNP chief Alan Purisima c. SAF commander Getulio Napenas d. MILF e. 

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Tribute to Fallen 44 held in Toronto

JAMMING FOR A CAUSE Members of PNP Officers Living in Canada Integrated Association (POLICIA) led the wreath laying and hand salute ceremony for PNP-SAF 44 on Feb. 20, 2015 in a hall at 354 St. Clair Ave. West in Toronto.

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Students match wits and strategy in TCDSB Chess

Better brain function, improved memory, and enhanced cognitive abilities are just some of the many benefits of playing chess. Across the Toronto Catholic District School Board, chess strategists from Grades 1 to 8 are gearing up for the 2015 TCDSB Chess Tournament, beginning on February 24th. Regional chess competitions in various categories will take place 

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FCT’s updates and upcoming events

Saturday Classes have started a month ago and  registration is ongoing . The Schedules are as follows: Tagalog/Filipino Class  -  10:00 am to 11:00 am Homework/Tutorial Class – 11:00 am to 12:00 noon Filipino Folk Dancing Lessons and  Music Lessons (Learn to play our ethnic instruments) will be on Saturdays, 1:00 to 3:00 pm or Sundays  2:00 

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Samantha Copada’s 7th Birthday

SAMANTHA COPADA’s 7th Birthday celebration at Birchmount Community Centre in Scarborough on Feb. 14, 2015.Samantha (in white dress) is shown with family, friends and classmates in her Frozen-inspired party.

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Other Community Events

Ontario Filipino Women’s Club (OFWC) held their nomination meeting in preparation for next month’s election. The meeting was held at Sherbourne Community Centre on Feb. 22, 2014. PHOTO: ARIEL RAMOS  

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A magical night

The Josie de Leon School of Performing Arts goes Disney “JDL Goes Disney,” a showcase presented by the students of the  Josie de Leon School of  Performing Arts Scarborough was such a magical night to remember. Though it was a snowy Saturday (Feb. 7), eager family and friends flocked to and packed Fairview theatre to 

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