News & Features


Eric Baculinao speaks before Ethnic Press Council

By Mila Astorga-Garcia Eric Baculinao, Beijing Bureau Chief of NBC News, spoke before the officers and members of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada on January 9 at the City of Toronto’s Council Chambers. Speaking before an audience of publishers and journalists from at least 30 different ethnic media organizations, Baculinao discussed 

Posted 5 months ago by


‘Coron is not Bikini Bottom!’

Nickelodeon dives into PH sea for underwater resort, locals alarmed By Ysh Cabana American children’s television network Nickelodeon has announced plans to build a 400-hectare undersea attraction in Coron, an island municipality in the western Philippine province of Palawan. Ron Johnson, an executive vice president with Viacom International Media Networks, which owns Nickelodeon, said the 

Posted 5 months ago by


Carol Bañez: Seventy & Sensational

PHB President Carol Bañez turns 70, Dec. 9, 2016, Rembrandt Banquet Hall, Scarborough, Ontario The Greatest Role Model By Carleen Bañez Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, Tonight, we are here to celebrate a very special lady, my mother on her 70th birthday. Over the past seventy years, my mother has accomplished many things. For one, 

Posted 5 months ago by


FBL promotes new league at Pinoy Dreams Radio Program

Pinoy Dreams radio host Judith Gonzales recently hosted the FBL leadership on her radio program at Pinoy Radio. FBL Operations Director Mike Cruz discussed how the new league differs from current leagues and mentions about the FBL being a qualifiying tournament in the future for Canada’s representation to the NBTC Championships in the Philippines. FBL 

Posted 5 months ago by


Filipino leaders World Vision ambassadors

Three Filipino Canadian community leaders, active in their respective professions and leadership in community work, were tapped by the prestigious international World Vision Canada as Multicultural Council Ambassadors. They were appointed last spring, after undergoing a rigid screening and interview. Since then, they had been attending World Vision meetings and related activities, representing the Filipino 

Posted 5 months ago by


Knights of Rizal marks 120th martyrdom of Rizal

By Dindo Orbeso and Manny Papa The Knights of Rizal Canada Region headed by Sir Ed Prillo, KGOR, Regional Commander, and Deputy Regional Commander Sir Romy  Sinajon, KGOR, celebrated the 120th death and martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal  on December 30, 2016 with wreath laying infront of the statue of  the Philippine national hero 

Posted 5 months ago by

KC Honor Guards at Prince of Peace Altar with the icon of O.L. of Guadalupe, from left:  Commander SK Eduardo C. Prillo,PGK, FDD,  SK Jaime T. Marasigan, PGK, SK George R. Poblete, PGK, FDD, PFN. KGCHS, SK Jose A. Reyes, PGK, FDD, PFN, SK Gregory Saldanha, GK, SK Wilfred Gomez, PGK, FDD, PFN, SK Keith Coutinho, PGK, SK Vishnu Rampersaud, SK Alex Rondilla.

Honor Guards for Our Lady of Guadalupe

Sir Knights of Bishop Charles P. Greco Assembly 2113 Knights of Columbus served as Honor Guards to Our Lady of Guadalupe at Prince of Peace Church in Scarborough on Dec. 12, 2016. The Holy Mass was celebrated by Pastor Fr. Lorenzo Salandanan, who explained to the parishioners in detail how this Blessed Virgin originated in 

Posted 5 months ago by

Consulate long hours

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto is pleased to inform the public that effective January of 2017, the Consulate will observe long hours every second Friday instead of every third of the month. It will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the said days, an hour longer than previously 

Posted 5 months ago by

Cora Isla

In Memoriam –Corazon (Cora) Isla

Died peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the age of 70. Dear sister of Pina, Julius, Benny, Ellia and Vicky. Cora will be missed by many. Her helping hands, motherly love and high regards of others, will never be forgotten. Reflecting on her Unconditional Hard Work and Sacrifices Cora was the eldest of the 

Posted 5 months ago by

Santacruzan Beauties (from left: April Severino, Anabelle Mayor, Grace Manaog, Ledelyn Martinez, Marcia Cruz, Eunice Ado, Catherine Kao, Megan Amahan and Laila Kao.

Celebrating Christmas with a Cause

Filipinos in Somona Heights, Woodbridge, Ontario By Jonathan B. Canchela Christmas is usually a festive celebration for people around the world. For many Filipinos, it is a time for family reunions, community gatherings, holiday parties and some sort of coming together while eating traditional foods and chatting about Filipino holiday traditions and anything about politics 

Posted 6 months ago by