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Mangante goes over unofficial 
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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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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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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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Labour Day Reality Check

Gov’t employees take 65% more sick days than private workers Government employees take an average of 11.2 days per year, while private sector employees take 6.8 days per year  Statistics Canada data shows substantial differences by province and level of government OTTAWA–The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) today released a comparison of employee sick day data 

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Free Tagalog class

Free Filipino language class culture day

Saturday, Sept.30, 2017; 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 pm “Canadians speaking more languages than ever before, Tagalog fastest-growing mother tongue” …was the recent banner headline of Global News (Aug. 2, 2017). First and foremost, Tagalog is not the mother tongue (official language) of the Philippines. Worst, TAGALOG IS NOT EVEN A LANGUAGE! Tagalog is a dialect 

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Automotive Training Centre holds Annual Student Appreciation Day

The Automotive Training Centre located in Toronto kicked off its annual Student Appreciation Day on August 17, 2017. Students from the Automotive Technology Program got to take in the pleasure of being surrounded by some very fabulous hot rods and race cars while enjoying some BBQ served up by their instructors and college faculty. The 

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Tom Henheffer, CJFE Executive Director 
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Threats to freedom of expression in Canada

CJFE Executive Director Tom Henheffer: By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO – The greatest threat to free expression in Canada is the culture war due to the rise of fascism, says Tom Henheffer, Executive Director of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. This is because fascism ties up with fake news, which has negatively impacted on the 

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Benedicto ‘BenCab’ Cabrera (Photo: Rappler)

Interview with Filipino National Artist BenCab: ‘I touched humanism in my art’

Interview with PH’s 2006 National Artist BenCab By Michelle Chermaine Ramos Renowned artist Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera was conferred the Order of National Artist for Visual Arts by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2006. A collectors’ favorite, BenCab is known as the best-selling painter of his generation of Filipino artists with collectors scrambling to buy his works 

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