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Baby Ruth Villarama and Chuck Gutierrez (Producer and editor of the film)
Photos: Althea Manasan

Sunday Beauty Queen

Documentary on the joys, triumphs and struggles of the 190,000 OFWs in Hong Kong By Althea Manasan When filmmaker Baby Ruth Villarama first visited Hong Kong’s Central District, she was surprised to see thousands of Filipinos sprawled out on makeshift blankets, chatting with each other, playing on their phones, and just hanging out. It was 

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Dr. Rey Pagtakhan

Trail blazer is honoured by province

Former Member of Parliament Dr. Rey Pagtakhan By Ted Alcuitas “I was overcome with emotion when I received the call from the Lieutenant Governor about my selection,” Dr. Rey Pagtakhan  told PhilippineCanadianNews.com by phone from his home in East St.Paul’s,Manitoba. Pagtakhan was named one of 12 Manitobans to receive the Order of Manitoba, the province’s highest honour. 

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Ethnic Press launches online newspaper editions

New digital/mobile platform gives ethnic papers unprecedented online reach and resources: www.nationalethnicpresscouncil.com TORONTO–In today’s technology driven world where every industry is going through a massive transformation, the publishing industry is no different. The content consumption, as well as advertising budgets, are quickly moving to mobile devices as opposed to print media. It is extremely important 

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From a new breed of buyers,  Mr. Christian Chan, President/CEO of New Almanic International Ltd., a second generation executive in the Filipino food trade, emphasizes on  the need for new strategies to confront unique opportunities and market trends in the boomer, 
Gen X and millennial Filipino food market in Canada.

Bringing Filipino food products to Canadian market

Eight (8) Canadian companies were set to visit the Philippines to attend the 11th edition of the International Food and Exhibit (IFEX) Philippines organized by Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Center for International Trade Exhibition and Missions (CITEM) on May 19 to 21, 2017 at the World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Training Center 

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2nd Dreamers 18U Boys International Basketball Challenge Champion Team Canada-SMART with PYD Founder Coach Beaujing Acot and Quezon Chapter Chairman Chikoy Capistrano

Team Canada-SMART Wins 2nd Dreamers 18U Boys International Basketball Challenge in PH

Lucban, Philippines–Team Canada-SMART participated and dominated competition at the recently concluded 2nd Dreamers 18U Boys International Basketball Challenge held from March 24-28 at the Batis Aramin Resort and Hotel in the Philippines. Team Canada-SMART remained undefeated throughout the tournament beating George Washington High School, PYD Blue and Lucena Karis in the eliminations, PYD Red in 

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Artists Sarah Nemeth and Michelle Chermaine in front of Michelle’s painting Life-giving Water at the 
My Canada exhibition at the Art Square Gallery.

My Canada Exhibition at Art Square Gallery

The My Canada art exhibition reception opened on April 5, 2017 at the Art Square Gallery across the Art Gallery of Ontario in downtown Toronto. The Artist Network juried group show is a tribute to Canada’s 150th and ran from April 3 to April 17, 2017 featuring a variety of work by selected artists.

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Top photo: From left: Geneva Gloria, Rolin P. Morcillo, Former Ambassador Neil Reeder, Irene Reeder, Congen Rosalita Prospero, Anthony Q. Chua, Edgar D. Mararac

BDO Remit opens Toronto branch

BDO Remit (Canada) Ltd., a subsidiary of BDO and Unibank, the Philippines largest bank, has opened a remittance office in Toronto to widen its reach and make its service available to Filipinos working and residing there. Canada is home to some 820,000 Filipinos where majority live in Ontario. As the Philippines has consistently ranked as 

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MFFC’s recipients of the Volunteer Service Awards, May 11th, 2017. From left: Vince M., Luz L., Joelle M., Jean T., Julianna G., Elsa H., Chloe M., Florence P. (Not in photo: Gloria M.)

Youth and adults of MFFC receive 2017 Ontario Volunteer Service Award

By Victoria A. Torres Nine members of the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians were among the recipients of the 2017 Volunteer Service Awards, presented on May 11th, 2017 at the Crystal Fountain in Markham. Youth Awards for 2 years of service were given to Joelle Mansueto, Julianna Garvida, and Chloe Musca, and Adult Awards for 

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Women

Speaking Tour:  Women’s Health, Women’s Rights

TORONO–Inter Pares and The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic are co-presenting a public event focused on sexual and reproductive health, and violence against women. The Philippines-based Likhaan Centre for Women’s Health staff members Caren Pineda and Mark Abellon will be visiting Canada for a five-city speaking tour to share their experience addressing poverty and lack of access to 

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Sen. Enverga questions lengthy PR processing for caregivers

OTTAWA–On May 4, the Honourable Tobias C. Enverga Jr., Ontario Senator, questioned the Government Representative in the Senate during question period about the unacceptably long wait times that caregivers face to have their permanent residency applications processed under the Trudeau government. Senator Enverga had previously questioned the minister himself on this very matter in October 

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