PUP-PCC 2nd Global Reunion in Toronto

After the successful 1st Global Reunion in Las Vegas, Nevada USA in 2016, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines/Philippine College of Commerce (PUP/PCC) will be holding its once in a lifetime 2nd Global Reunion in Toronto on May 18-19, 2019 with the title “2Gather Again.” The highlight of this event will be a “Meet & 

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A Reading & Conversation with Jessica Hagedorn

By Robert Diaz In her Toronto debut, award-winning Filipino American author Jessica Hagedorn will reflect on how the city, especially Manila, has influenced her artistry and craft. She will read from her past writing, as well as engage in conversation with Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at UCLA. Jessica 

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PIDC announces date of flag raising for Independence Day

The Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) has announced that the Flag Raising Ceremony, marking the historical independence of the Philippines, will take place on June 12, 2019, at Toronto City Hall, from 12 noon to 2 pm. All members and supporters of the Filipino-Canadian community are invited to attend. In addition to the significance of 

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Invitation to all Bicolanos and Bicolanas

Devotees to the Virgin of Penafrancia The 2nd. month Novena Devotions to the Virgin of Penafrancia will be on February 17, 2019, Sunday NOTE : Feast Day Celebrations: 3rd Saturday of September, (September 21, 2019 with Fluvial Parade at the Bluffers Park Lake) This month’s Novena Devotions: Date: February 17, 2019, Sunday Place: Our Lady 

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122nd celebration of Dr. Jose P. Rizal in T.O.

By Romeo Ayson Zetazate and Dindo Orbeso TORONTO–The Knights of Rizal Canada will host the 122nd celebration of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, Philippine national hero. when he was executed by the Spanish soldiers at Bagumbayan now known as Rizal Park in Manila. The event will be held at the Earl Bales Park where 

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Simbang Gabi at St. Catherine of Sienna church in Mississauga

Everyone is invited to attend the Annual Simbang Gabi in Tagalog sponsored by the Filipino Community of St. Catherine of Sienna Church at 2340 Hurontario St. (Hurontario and Queensway). The event will be held from December 15 to December 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. A small gathering in the church Main Hall will follow after 

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2018 McLuhan Fellow to speak in T.O., Nov. 13

Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN broadcast journalist Jeff Canoy, 2018 McLuhan Fellow and ABS-CBN broadcast journalist, will speak in Toronto on Nov. 13, 2018, on “Reporting from the Margins: The Role of Journalism in covering crises and conflict situations.” The presentation and forum will be on Tuesdsy, Nov. 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Room 

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Fil-Am artist exhibits works at New York’s Little Underground Gallery

NEW YORK, NY — The Little Underground Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Filipina-American artist, Jeanne Fesalbon Jalandoni. The exhibition features oil paintings of females who identify as bicultural Americans; as well as encaustic paintings that examine Jalandoni’s Filipino ancestry. “Bicultural Identities & Histories” opens Thursday, July 5, with an 

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Art Square Gallery, June 20 – July 1, 2018

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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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