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Ana Orosa, Mr. Michael Cruz of Crossover Sport, Mr. Bong Ulep of Fil Am Sports, Coach Eric Altamirano, NBTC Program Director, Ms. Michelle Beltran and National University Assistant Coach Anton Altamirano during a meeting held in Manila, Philippines last October 2016. 
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Canada secured a slot again at the SM NBTC National High School Championship in Manila in March 2017

Crossover Sports TORONTO–Canada has once again secured a slot for 2017 SM NBTC National High School Championships, taking place at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on March 15-19 2017. Crossover Sports is proud to spearhead the delegation to 2017 SM NBTC National HS Championships under the leadership of Mr. Michael Cruz. SM NBTC 

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Filipino Basketball League starts Jan. 2017

TORONTO–Filipino Basketball League will start its maiden Basketball Tournament at St. Mary Secondary School in Pickering, ON on January 17, 2017, and featuring the best local basketball club in the GTA and surrounding regions. Filipino Basketball League was organized through the efforts of long time basketball enthusiast Mr. Wallie Landico and supported by Maharlika Ball 

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Duterte’s agri secretary bats for investments from Pinoy Canadians

By Veronica Silva Cusi A top cabinet official of the four-month-old Duterte presidency in the Philippines recently urged Filipino-Canadians to invest in the Philippines as he painted a picture of a safe and corrupt-free Philippines. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol was in Toronto recently and took the opportunity to meet with Filipino-Canadians and Canadian business 

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Deputy Secretary Peter Laviña  
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CBC radio host chides PH Cabinet secretary over extrajudicial killings

By Lui Queaño CBC radio host Anna Maria Tremonti pressed Philippine Deputy  Cabinet Secretary Peter Laviña over extrajudicial killings in the Philippines during her interview with the former on The Current aired on CBC Wednesday, Nov. 2. Laviña was in Canada at the invitation of the Pinoy in Canada Patriotic Movement (PiCPM).  He and another 

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Filipino Film Reviews at Reel Asian Filmfest: Ugly truths and emotional toll

By Althea Manasan Apocalypse Child In 1976, the crew of Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now inadvertently launched surf culture in the Philippines after the production wrapped filming and left behind a surfboard in the beach town of Baler. At least that’s the myth we’re told at the beginning of Apocalypse Child, a film where nothing 

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Toronto City Council passes resolution offering condolences to Rani Rivera’s family

The Toronto City Council recently passed a resolution sending their condolences to the family of Rani Rivera, highlighting her social justice advocacy work in the communities she served. “The Mayor and Members of the Toronto City Council are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Rani Rivera on August 3, 2016,” the statement said. 

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Sir Ed Prillo (left), KGOR, Canada regional commander, presides over award giving ceremony (Photos:HG)

Knights of Rizal Canada holds 16th Commanders’ Ball

The Knights of Rizal Canada Region held a very well attended 16th Commanders’ Ball on October 29, 2016 at the Rembrandt Banquet Hall located at 930 Progress Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario. According to Sir Ed Prillo, KGOR, regional commander, the event was participated in by the officers and members of the different chapters of the KOR 

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FilCan woman lawyer seeks PC nomination for MPP

Albeit the Ontario provincial election is about 17 months away, a feverish air of preparation, alignment and decision-making is now blowing hot and din in the political landscape. This is now happening in the GTA , more specifically in the City of Mississauga, Ontario. With lots of verve, determined aspiration and purposeful goals, an audacious 

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In loving memory: Rolando Silverio, February 24, 1944 – November 7, 2016

Forever In Our Hearts After a courageous battle with cancer, with sad hearts we have to say goodbye to our beloved father, Rolando Silverio. Leaving to mourn his wife of 53 years Alcestis, daughter Lalaine and husband Eduardo, son Alvin and wife Tracey, daughter Carolyn and husband Brian. Grandchildren Katrina, Alisha, Melissa, Jacob, Alex, Katelynn, Thomas, 

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Lis Pimentel, President of Unite Here Local 75, stands with the cheerful crowd in front of the Renaissance Hotel

“We will not rest”: Workers organize for respect and right to unionize at Renaissance hotel

By Ysh Cabana TORONTO–Filipino immigrant workers and community leaders gathered in front of the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel (Skydome) November 3 to call the management to stop hurting housekeepers. Workers from the Toronto Renaissance Hotel were supported by migrant advocates from Migrante Canada, youth group Anakbayan and fellow members of Unite Here Local 75. “We 

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