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Pinay slay suspect charged with first-degree murder

Rhoderie Estrada died May 26 at her East York home By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter TOTONTO–A week after the death of Rhoderie Estrada, 41, left the Filipino-Canadian community reeling in shock, Toronto Police announced that a suspect has been arrested. During a Toronto news conference on Sunday, June 3, Homicide Detective Sergeant Mike 

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The Philippine Festival Mississauga
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PH National Day, Heritage Month & Summer Fests

By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter The community is gearing up to celebrate June as the first ever Filipino Heritage Month. The motion, passed by Toronto City Council in November 2017, recognizes Filipino culture and the many achievements and contributions of Filipino-Canadians. In addition to the hugely popular Mabuhay Festival, the Philippine Independence Day 

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Sophia with a Love Box.                   
Photo: Josie Cipriano Photography

A Boxful of Love and Comfort

The Super Sophia Project: By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter A mother and daughter project that aims to help Ontario families battling childhood cancer is now turning its attention to families in the Philippines with an upcoming fundraising event on June 24. Launched in 2012, The Super Sophia Project was born out of Nicolle 

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Where political parties stand on racial equity and racial justice

Racial justice report card: TORONTO–Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC) is releasing its 2018 Racial Justice Report Card for Ontario, showing where the three main Ontario political parties stand on issues affecting racialized communities. As a group, racialized communities experience higher rates of poverty, homelessness, school push out, and health inequities, while having 

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The book Shame to Honor to be made into a movie

LOS ANGELES–Q Management Inc, reps for Mr Christopher Broughton, a producer at 20th Century Fox and the CEO of Moxie Motion Pictures Inc, are pleased to report that he has secured the exclusive movie rights for the book written by Mr Charles Lambalika, SHAME TO HONOR. Mr Broughton recently flew to Brisbane Australia to meet with the 

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PCCF at Asian Heritage Month gala

By Jose Victor ‘Jayvee’ Salamena TORONTO–Members and guests of The Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) were able to take part in the annual Asian Heritage Month Gala on the night of Sunday, May 27, 2018, held in Richmond Hill, a suburb north of Toronto, Canada. The Asian Heritage Month Gala celebrated the various Asian groups 

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2018 Transformation Awardee

Maria Saras-Voutsinas, Executive Director, NEPMCC Maria Saras-Voutsinas is one of the 12 awardees for the presstigious Transformation Awards 2018, to be honoured June 15 at Liberty Grand, Toronto. She will receive the 2018 Harmony Award. Maria is the Executive Director of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada, a non-profit organization that works 

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95th Birthday of Gloria Mesina

95th Birthday and Thanksgiving for Lola/Nanay Gloria Mesina on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Etobicoke. Lilian and Arturo Cuaresma, with their children and family with Gloria Mesina. Lilian is Nanay Gloria’s daughter. (Photos provided)

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Devotees to the Virgin of Peñafrancia

This month’s Novena Devotions: Date: June 17, 2018, Sunday ( 3rd. Sunday of June 2018 ) Place: Our Lady of Assumption Church (OLA), 2565 Bathurst St. Time: 1:30 pm devotion starts • Rosary • Novena to the Virgin of Pinafrancia • Holy Mass Sponsors for this month’s Devotees of the Virgin of Peñafrancia from the 

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Nerissa Cariño, Pickering-Uxbridge

One-On-One with NDP Filipino-Canadian Candidate Nerissa Cariño

The Filipino-Canadian community in the GTA is closely watching the candidacy of Nerissa Cariño, the NDP Candidate for Pickering-Uxbridge, and hoping that she can make history by becoming the first Filipina-Canadian to sit as an MPP in the Ontario Legislature. By Jose Victor ‘Jayvee’ Salameña The Filipino-Canadian community is excited to see not one, but 

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