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Taste of Manila founder reveals festival financial losses

By Lui Queaño TORONTO–Despite impressive attendance and the participation of dozens of vendors, sponsors and trade exhibitors, Taste of Manila (ToM), the latest of which was held Aug. 19 and 20, it is still losing money, according to its founder Rolly Mangante. Mangante, founding board chairman and now Chair Emeritus of the event’s organizer, Philippine 

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Philippine Tapestry weaves the best of Philippine culture through fashion, music and dance

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Tapestry fashion show breathes new life into traditional handwoven indigenous fabrics through fashion icon Renee Salud’s neo-ethnic collection. The show premiered in Toronto on August 24 at the Arcadian Court and was the highlight of the Mabuhay Festival on August 26 at Nathan Philips Square as part of its 

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Mabuhay Festival in photos

Nathan Phillips Square, August 26-27, 2017

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Lala Garcia (left) at her painting booth at Mabuhay Festival.   Ambassador Petronila Garcia and Consul General Rosalita Prospero dropped by the booth on Sunday, Aug. 27.  She also does fundraisers, corporate events and parties.

Art 2 Go at Mabuhay Festival 2017

Visual artist Lala Garcia conducted painting lessons at Mabuhay Festival, Nathan Phillips Square, on Aug. 26-27, 2017. Walk-in students, young kids and adults, learned how to use the brush, mix colours and actually paint on canvas under the one-on-one guidance of a professional painter. Lala studied visual arts at Cardinal Carter School for the Arts 

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Halo-Halo Festival in photos

Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto, August 27, 2017 Unexpectedly large crowd of Halo-Halo fans (at least 1,000) ‘invaded’ the August 29 H2O Festival Artscape Wychwood Barns gulped down the fest’s entire food & drink supplies. H2O will go ‘up’ in history as the Halo Halo Festival that ran out of Halo-Halo! Organizers say please come back 

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By Adrian De Leon

Being an Ilokano Scholar in Filipino North America

When I first considered working in Filipino American Studies (as a Canadian at that, though that’s a story for another time), I dreaded the prospect of having to recover my Tagalog. My family arrived in Scarborough when I was five years old. Upon arrival, a thoroughly bilingual childhood education of Tagalog and English (and, of 

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UPPERCASE BAND at ang Musika sa kabila ng daigdig

Ni Lui Queaño Marahil nga ay mayroong liting na nagdudugtong upang madinig ang kabilang dulo ng daigdig. Parang teleponong yari sa lata kung saan ito ay pinagdurugtong ng liting sa magkabilang-dulo ng dalawang magkalayong lata. Larong bata bunga ng kamusmusang idinulot ng paglikha. Pipitikin ang isang dulo at lilikha ito ng tunog sa kabilang dulo 

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James Canlas at the 2016 SM NBTC in Manila with Team Canada Crossover 1.0

James Canlas – Heir to the San Beda Lions Throne

By Emar Sy After two years of courtship, Fil Can sensation James Canlas has finally decided to come to the Philippines to strut his ware there. San Beda Red Lions Team Manager Jude Roque was very delighted to learn the news from Crossover Sports Canada’s Michael Cruz. James played for Team Canada Crossover 1.0 that 

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St. Anthony’s Parish welcomes Fr. Gabriel Martinez

Filipinos at St. Anthony’s Parish celebrated the installation of new parish priest Fr. Gabriel Martinez. Together with members from the Portuguese, Italian, Mexican, Brazilian and South Asian communities, they prepared the food table that had for its centerpiece the bahay kubo on the left and the beach house in the middle filled with pictures of 

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National News Media, National Ethnic Press Council align

TORONTO– The National NewsMedia Council of Canada is excited to announce a new alliance with the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada This agreement will amplify the reach of both organizations on issues of shared concern, such as press freedom, multicultural representation in the media, news literacy, and journalism ethics. “This landmark agreement 

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