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Youth get free career support at NPower Canada

By Jennilee Austria Community Liaison NPower Canada In the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, there are 83,000 youth who are not working, in training or in school, and employment agencies are finding innovative ways to help. As the new Community Liaison at NPower Canada, I’ve noticed something special: young Filipinos leaving jobs in factories, retail, 

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Cool, hazy, dreamy

By Lui Queaño The Philippine Reporter Uppercase’s self-released Christmas single Babalik (Returning) is, in a word, pretty cool. The first Christmas single of this local Toronto pop indie rock Original Pinoy Music (OPM) band, is soft with crispy lead guitar parts, toned bass, synths, thoughtful guitar work and distinct vocals. Mark de Leon’s gentle voice 

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Petronila ‘Tita Pet’ Cleto, Oct. 18, 1945 – Jan. 11, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of GABRIELA Ontario organizer and founding officer Petronila Galicia Cleto, known to many as “Tita Pet”. She died at St. Michael’s Hospital on Thursday, January 11, 2018 around 5:00 AM, from organ failure. Tita Pet was an integral part of building the Filipino women’s movement 

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Carol Kinsey Goman

How to supercharge your success in 2018

Toronto (Troy Media)–Last year, I gave a seminar on leadership presence for the executive team of a high-tech company in northern California. The next day, the president of the company phoned and said: “I have an administrative assistant who is the brightest, most creative person I’ve worked with. The problem is, we’re relocating and she 

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David Pfrimmer

Charity is not enough to fight poverty, social inequality

Toronto (Troy Media)–We’ve just emerged from the season when everyone wants to help support their local food bank initiatives. But ‘sharing the season’ always poses a tough question for me: How do we help our neighbours when, according to Canada Without Poverty, there are 4.9 million neighbours to help? The number of Canadians in need 

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Karen Selick

Emails destroyed, justice denied?

Toronto (Troy Media)–Deleted government emails have been hot news in Ontario since former premier Dalton McGuinty’s aides David Livingston and Laura Miller were charged with deliberately destroying records relating to cancelled gas-fired power plants. Now an unrelated Ontario trial has revealed another alleged incident of deliberately deleted government emails. In late 2015, government employees and 

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Kabalen serves up some Capampangan classics

By Irish Mae Silvestre Most home cooks might be willing to forgo an ingredient or two but not Capampangan cooks, according to Jonald Quinto, chef and owner of Kabalen, a five-year old turo turo style restaurant that’s been holding its own in the Wilson and Bathurst area by serving up the best of Capampangan cuisine. 

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A Festive Feast by Tita Flips

By Irish Mae Silvestre When it comes to Noche Buena and New Year’s Eve, the jewel of every dining table is, hands down, the lechon or ham – maybe even both if you can manage it. Now, with the iconic pork dishes available as part of a special holiday menu at Kanto by Tita Flips, 

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MPP Mike Colle (Eglinton-Lawrence)

Third Filipino Heritage Month bill propped up anew at Queen’s Park

By Ysh Cabana It’s not every year that Canada receives proposed laws to recognize the Filipino community. Then again, it’s not every year that province of Ontario is introduced with three bills to officially proclaim June as Filipino Heritage Month. The latest in line, sponsored by Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) Mike Colle (Eglinton-Lawrence), 

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Barcelona Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter. Construction started in 1298. Had Gaudi not taken over from the Sagrada Familia’s original architect, the Sagrada might have eventually looked more like this Gothic cathedral.

TRAVEL: Gaudi’s architectural genius is all over Barcelona

Where walking around is the best way to see this magnificent city Text and photos by Bruce Gates BARCELONA, Spain – Whatever you may think about Antoni Gaudi’s architecture, you will admit it’s different. And it’s everywhere in Barcelona, from street lamps and apartment blocks to an unfinished planned community and – most celebrated of 

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