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Community activist and University of Alberta Grant Notley Postdoctoral 
fellow Ethel Tungohan

Advocates nationwide answer 3 questions on migrant worker deportation

By Jennilee Austria 1. Are TFWs taking away jobs from Canadians? 2. Aren’t they ‘temporary’ as in temporary? 3. Why should we, permanent residents, care? On April 1st, 2015, federal government regulations regarding temporary foreign workers caused what many are calling one of the largest deportations in Canadian history. According to the Migrant Workers Alliance 

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Big data: Does your postal code define your lifestyle?

By Yshmael Cabana Toronto-based marketing service company Environics Analytics (EA) unveiled its new “population segmentation system” called PRIZM5 that is used to show pieces of data about the communities in Canada. In order to connect quickly with today’s consumers, marketing entities often create strong emotional appeals based on “psychographics.” While demographics show the target market’s 

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Michele Serrano gains momentum

Liberal MP Nomination Bet Michele Serrano, a credible and competent  Filipino Canadian multi- sector practicing professional who is seeking nomination to become the official candidate of the Liberal Party for MP in Scarborough Southwest, has been confidently observed by her supporters and residents in  her Riding that she is gaining momentum towards a respectable campaign 

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PIDC hosts farewell party for Congen West

The Philippine Independence Day Council (PDIC)  hosted an evenin despedida – farewell party for the outgoing Philippine Consul General-Toronto Junever M. Mahilum-West on March 20, 2015 at Casa Manila North York. After serving for more than 3 years in the Toronto consulat post and recently promoted, Mahilum-West will now assume her diplomatic assignment  as the 

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Nevruz Spring Festival: Offers food, fun to hundreds who flock on ‘first day of spring’ 

By Yshmael Cabana Have you tried a baklava, chak-chak, helva, or samosa? Have you heard a kubyz played or other entertainment of folk songs and dances from the countries along the Great Silk Road? It’s a family affair inside a small auditorium in northwestern Toronto. And the goods have been an intercultural marriage of different 

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It’s a wrap! The artists pose with their sketches of Ambassador Junever Mahilum-West and John West along with the PMNTV team. 
1st row kneeling L to R: Gene Lopos, Rolly Abarilla, Teody Asuncion, Jhun Diamante and Maestro Romi MananQuil.
2nd row standing  L to R: Sam Herrera, Marissa Buyco Corpus-Gaa, Ophelia Valdez, Michelle Chermaine Ramos, Nelia Tonido, Ambassador Junever Mahilum-West, John West, Frank Tonido and Omel Masalunga.
3rd row back L to R: Frank Cruzet, Alex Gonzales, Paul Valdez, Senator Tobias Jun Enverga and Jun Afable

Artist/Diplomat Mahilum-West Honored by PAG Artists on PMNTV Episode

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Artists Group of Canada hosted a farewell party/ portrait session for their friend, artist/diplomat Junever Mahilum-West and husband John West on Sunday March 22 2015 at a private venue in Mississauga. Ambassador Mahilum-West, popularly known as Amba Jones to many in the Filipino Canadian community, was appointed as the 

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North York Pinoy Athletic Assn sets 15th year milestone 

The 125-member North York Pinoy Athletic Association (NYPAA) will celebrate its 15th foundation anniversary on April 18, 2015 (Saturday), 6:00- 12:00 PM. at the Garnet Williams Community Centre, 501 Clark Avenue in Thornhill, Ontario. NYPAA, organized in 1999, is composed of dedicated volunteer parents, professionals, youths and students in the Filipino Canadian community who are engaged in fostering youth development and promoting healthy 

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Megavoice Kids auditions now on

Megaworld International brings you The MEGAVOICE Kids for the year 2015. After last year’s successful Regional Finals held at the 1st Taste of Manila Festival and the highly successful The MEGAVOICE Grand Finals held last December 16, 2014 at Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, Megaworld International brings you The MEGAVOICE Kids. The MEGAVOICE KIDS is a singing competition that searches for the most talented 

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Artist Joe Rivera exhibits Rhythms of Colour

By Mark A. Cadiz The welcoming vibrant space of the Flying Pony Gallery made perfect sense for emerging artist Joe Rivera. Driven by a deep appreciation for the arts, the colour infatuated artist has progressed quickly over his short time as a painter. “I like colours, it’s really my interest and I love to mix 

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Congen Mahilum-West bids adieu to the community

By Rachelle Cruz After nearly three years of service to the Philippines and kababayans in Toronto and other Canadian provinces, Consul General Junever Mahilum-West bids adieu to the Filipino-Canadian community. She was recently appointed as the Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Jordan with concurrent jurisdiction over the Palestine Republic, and will end her term 

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