Jennie Salonga’s 50th Birthday SURPRISE! Jennie Garcia Salonga (center, in Cleopatra costume) attends a Halloween party only to find out it was a surprise 50th birthday party her family had prepared for her, complete with lots of food, two cakes, dancing by costumed guests from four generations of her extended family. It was held at 

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Knights of Rizal Ball, Oct. 18

The Order of the Knights of Rizal, Canada Region, is set to hold its’ 15th Commander’s Ball on October 18, 2014, at the Kalayaan Cultural and Community Center,  Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The event  will be jointly hosted by Mississauga chapter of the Knights of Rizal headed by Commander Sir Tom Eng, KCR and Sir Joe 

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Toronto Paskuhan Festival in 3 locations

TORONTO–TPF Canada is pleased to announce this year’s festivities in the upcoming 2014 Toronto Paskuhan Festival lineup. Now on its third year of offering the Filipino-Canadian community the best of the season, Paskuhan 2014 will celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in three various locations in the Greater Toronto Area. On November 16, 

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Mikey Bustos concert, Nov. 8

Philippine-based Mikey Bustos, the You Tuber, Singer/Songwriter, Actor, Comedian and Radio DJ, will be back to his hometown Toronto for a concert on November 8th, 2014, Saturday, at the Korean Cultural Centre, located at 1133 Leslie St. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The concert named ‘The Balikbayan Box’ is an undertaking of the Appledrive Project Philippines 

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PPCO to host a ‘Press Forum’ event for Filipino-Canadian candidates

The Philippine Press Club of Ontario (PPCO) will host a Press Forum event featuring Filipino-Canadian candidates to positions in the school board, and municipal and federal government. The event will be held on Friday, Sept. 19. 2014, 6:30 p.m. at FV Foods restaurant, 280 Wilson Avenue, North York. The event dinner buffet is $10 per 

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Getting Down to the Wire-- H2O Board Members giving the finishing touches to the August 19 Halo Halo Festival at the Artscape Wychwood Barns  (from left) Maria Guiao, Ann Nacorda, Volt de Leon, Marcie Bernal, Ronnie de Leon and Rose Tijam.

First-ever Halo-Halo Festival to happen in Toronto

Toronto-based non-profit Halo-Halo Organization (h2o) will inaugurate the very first Halo-Halo Festival in Canada, which will be held on August 17, 2014, from 8am to 10pm, at Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto. According to one of the organizers, Hernani de Leon, the cultural event aims “to communicate with the younger Filipino generation who were born 

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Mabuhay Festival set on Aug. 23-24

PIDC’s signature event, the 16th annual Mabuhay Philippines Festival, is set to deliver another extraordinary addition to Toronto’s summer festival line-up with the theme for this year being “Pagdiriwang” or Celebration. The event will be on August 23 and 24 2014. Activities will start at 12:00pm to 10:00 pm on Saturday and 12:00pm to 6:00pm 

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Gearing up for the August 17 Halo-halo festival

By Voltaire R. de Leon You are all in for a surprise. The first Halo Halo Festival is winding up for a great Sunday the 17th of August. It will be quite a ride. The newly-formed Halo Halo Organization or H2O will be hosting the event at the Artscape Wychwood Barns (St. Clair West and 

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The board, headed by Rolly Magante (6th from right), outlined the details of the events; and also the follow-up activities. 
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Taste of Manila, Aug. 23 and 24, 2014

TASTE OF MANILA presscon was held at Cusina Lounge on July 23, 2014.

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Knights mark Rizal’s 153rd birth anniversary

If you happen to visit Scarborough, along McCowan Rd., you will be surprised to be greeted by young students with a “Magandang Hapon Po!” or some students getting your hand, and asking for your blessing, “Mano Po!”. They are students of Ms. Maria Regala from St. Ignatius Catholic School. She is conducting Filipino Classes to 

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