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Mikey Bustos’s 14 lessons on his rise to fame

On the Blessing of Failure and Being a Channel of Happiness and Good Vibes By Michelle Chermaine Ramos A multitalented performer, Mikey Bustos is a singer, songwriter, comedian, actor, brand ambassador, entrepreneur and unofficial ambassador of Philippine culture on social media. He first rose to the spotlight as a finalist in the first season of 

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Canada’s Kwawukumey now playing for UST Growling Tigers

By Emar Sy Did you see that Coach Mike? That was a great pass! Indeed, the kid has great vision and is just what I needed for my team. Words uttered by UST Growling Tigers mentor and head coach Boy Sablan during one of his practices. Words he used to describe the plays of his 

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The Blue Eagle has landed

Brandon Ramirez By Emar Sy Born October 29, 1997 Brandon Ramirez was the first born child of Mr. Sonny and Digna Ramirez from Toronto, Canada. Since childhood he has always loved playing basketball and hoped of being able to play professionally someday. He honed his skills at a very young age and has been a 

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FCT’s Notice of Special General Meeting of the Members

FILIPINO CENTRE TORONTO NOTICE is hereby given that a Special General Meeting of the Members of FILIPINO CENTRE TORONTO (FCT) is called for and will be held on the 7th day of September, 2017, at the Rembrandt Banquet Hall (930 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON M1G 3T5), at 7:00 p.m. EST, for the purpose of discussion 

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TRAVEL: A Bed and Breakfast by any other name

Driving or walking around in a non-English speaking country? Here’s our guide to finding a Bed and Breakfast CALGARY, Alta. / Troy Media/ – Bed and Breakfasts, “B&Bs”, are called by that name almost everywhere in the world, especially if you’re looking on the internet. But if you’re driving or walking around in a non-English 

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The Apology depicts courageous fight for justice

Documentary film on “comfort women” By Mila Astorga-Garcia and Lui Queaño TORONTO — The fight for justice for “comfort women” continues and will not stop for as long as the Japanese government would not apologize and show true remorse for the injustice inflicted on them. Such is the message imparted by ‘The Apology’,” the powerful 

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Up U.P. and Away

Toronto’s Evyn Santiago recruited to UP Maroons By Emar Sy Another Filipino Canadian basketball player has received and accepted a full athletic scholarship offer from a top notch university in the Philippines. Evyn Santiago, a Toronto native, is a veteran campaigner in the last two SM NBTC under Team Canada Crossover of Coach Mike Cruz. 

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Philippine Tapestry fashion show tours four key cities in Canada this August

It takes a Philippine ambassador of fashion, Renee Salud, to come up with “Philippine Tapestry” – an initiative to highlight all the major weaves of the island, in an effort to promote indigenous materials and the age-old artistry of Filipino weaving. This, while highlighting the exceptional beauty of the Philippines and its unique culture. Hailed 

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TRAVEL: Ways to save at Canada’s top summer destinations

Russell Hannon, who calls himself an “ultra-economical travel expert” and uses lean principles to travel economically CALGARY, Alta. /Troy Media– If the low-flying loonie sunk your plans to travel abroad, a common misperception amongst travellers is that a thrill abroad is somehow greater than a thrill near home. It’s why so many people travel half 

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Getting ready for the first year of post-secondary

LONDON, ONT.–The high school year is not quite done, and no doubt soon-to-be graduates are thinking more about their prom and graduation parties than they are their pending arrival in the post-secondary world. But school choices are now in, and once summer vacation hits it will be time to start thinking about and preparing for 

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