News & Features


Pinoy Fiesta Pictorial

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, June 27, 2015

Posted 1 day ago by


New Filipino lawyer called to the Bar

“God’s delays are never God’s denial”, from Og Mandino’s book, “Gift of Acabar.” After a long and strenuous path, the Law Society of Upper Canada called George M. Garvida to the Bar of Ontario. Finally, after returning to Canada with his family, becoming a full-pledged lawyer is sweeter the second time around. Atty. Garvida finished 

Posted 2 days ago by

Crowd thickens further towards late afternoon, awaiting the festival's stars from the Philippines led by Gerald Anderson. PHOTO: Ariel Ramos

Toronto preps up for Taste of Manila II, August 22 to 23

From August 22 to 23, at least a kilometer of the Bathurst-Wilson northward stretch will host the Taste of Manila, the biggest free and open street summer festival of a growing and resilient Filipino-Canadian community in Toronto. Following a spectacular first edition last year, the Taste of Manila reasserts itself as among the city of 

Posted 2 days ago by

From right: Sandra Moran, Carmen Diaz and Helena Wong. 
(Photos: Leah Woolner)

2 Veteran Women Activists Speak on: Women’s rights, climate change

(Exclusive to The Philippine Reporter) By Leah Woolner MONTREAL–Last week in Montreal, a reception was held for two prominent, social justice activists, Sandra Moran and Helena Wong. Although both Moran and Wong were visiting Montreal to attend a conference hosted by the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, the activists also received a 

Posted 5 days ago by


$2.5 million defamation action against Balita’s Cusipag, Marquez

TORONTO–Kol Hope Foundation for Children, a Canadian charity to help kids in need, and Filipino-Canadian philanthropists Melinda Rustia (the President of Kol Hope) and her son, a Canadian broadcaster/fashion producer Jeff Rustia have filed a $2.5 million defamation suit against Teresita Cusipag, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Balita, and Romeo P. Marquez, Balita’s Associate Editor and 

Posted 5 days ago by


Pope Francis’s encyclical on global warming

TORONTO AND YORK REGION COUNCIL’S RESPONSE: The Toronto and York Region Labour Council welcomes Pope Francis’s encyclical “Laudato Si” which challenges humankind to take real and immediate measures to combat global warming. The Labour Council has been advocating for sustainability and green economic development for many years. We welcome the Pope’s progressive assertion that the 

Posted 6 days ago by

Diwa ng Kasarinlan 2015, a Free event!

Anakbayan-Toronto happily invites everyone to the fourth annual Diwa ng Kasarinlan (DnK), Spirit of Independence, to commemorate the 123rd year founding of the Katipunan and to celebrate the continuous efforts by Filipinos worldwide for genuine independence in the Philippines.   DnK is aninitiative by Filipino youthto commemorate the 123rd year founding of the Katipunan, the 

Posted 1 week ago by


“Hilot Means Healer” play inspired by Filipino indigenous history and family stories

By Jennilee Austria (Exclusive to The Philippine Reporter) On June 19th, the opening night of the Lift Off! Festival, a packed Cahoots Theatre held the first public reading of Jo SiMalaya Alcampo’s play, “Hilot Means Healer.” In post-WWII Manila, Flor, a manghihilot (healer), has taken in Alma, an orphan. When a stubborn young man named Alfredo 

Posted 1 week ago by

Manuel Baldemor 
(PHOTO: Leah Woolner)

‘Art has no borders’

Filipino Painter Manuel Baldemor in Montreal: By Leah Woolner Exclusive to The Philippine Reporter MONTREAL–A closing reception was held in honor of the renowned Filipino artist, Manuel Baldemor, whose painting exhibition, titled Images of the Homeland, was on display in Montreal during the second week of June. The paintings were shown at an exhibition space 

Posted 2 weeks ago by

AKDAAN founders, from left: Mary Parenno, Pet Cleto, Lui Queaño, Ysh Cabana.

Akdaan book 2 launched

Second anthology of literacy works by Filipino Canadians, Fil-Ams and Filipino authors The infinity symbol above represents the eyes of the Tarsier used derogatorily by a ‘writer’ of a paper to malign Toronto community leaders. The Philippine tarsier is rather a badge of honour because it evolved over 65 millenia and survived the mass species 

Posted 3 weeks ago by