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From left: 
Joseph Nonato, Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr. 
and Lieutenant-Colonel 
Tom Payne. (Photo provided)

First Fil-Can Commanding Officer of the Royal Regiment of Canada

TORONTO–Ontario Senator Tobias Enverga Jr. extended warm congratulations to the Royal Regiment incoming Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Nonato, who becomes the first Filipino-Canadian to hold this post. Prior to taking command of the Royal Regiment of Canada, Nonato graduated from Kingston’s prestigious Royal Military College and served in missions in Afghanistan and South Sudan. 

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Kristeel Marie

Kristeel Marie Toral is  2017 Miss Maria Clara

TORONTO–23 years old Kristeel Marie Toral will be crowned  2017 Miss Maria Clara of the Kababaihang Rizalista, Inc, on June 24, 2017  (Saturday) at  the  Rembrandt Banquet Hall located at  930 Progress Avenue, Toronto,  according to Ms. Rose Cruz  KR Inc President. Philippine Consul General Rosalita S. Prospero will grace the occasion as the guest 

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Stretch your travel transportation budget

CALGARY, Alta./ Troy Media– Transportation is often the largest part of the cost of a trip – especially if you are flying. What can you do to try to stretch your travel budget? First, your flights will probably cost you less if you travel off season. You’ll also save money on hotels and find fewer 

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Travelling during tough economic times

CALGARY, Alta./ Troy Media–During tough economic times, a majority of travellers say they intend to travel anyway, although they do become more cost conscious. The travel industry is “self-correcting” when it comes to economic downturns. Indeed, tough economic times may be THE best time to travel and get travel bargains. Airlines, hotels and tour operators 

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Pinay MLA Elmore re-elected in BC

Mable Elmore, MLA, NDP, Vancouver-Kensington Vows to continue to fight for Canadian, immigrant workers’ rights By Veronica C. Silva Though ballots were still being counted for the recent provincial elections in British Columbia, the NDP’s Mable Elmore of Vancouver-Kensington is confident of a third term. As of morning of May 24, Elmore had already more 

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Baby Ruth Villarama and Chuck Gutierrez (Producer and editor of the film)
Photos: Althea Manasan

Sunday Beauty Queen

Documentary on the joys, triumphs and struggles of the 190,000 OFWs in Hong Kong By Althea Manasan When filmmaker Baby Ruth Villarama first visited Hong Kong’s Central District, she was surprised to see thousands of Filipinos sprawled out on makeshift blankets, chatting with each other, playing on their phones, and just hanging out. It was 

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Dr. Rey Pagtakhan

Trail blazer is honoured by province

Former Member of Parliament Dr. Rey Pagtakhan By Ted Alcuitas “I was overcome with emotion when I received the call from the Lieutenant Governor about my selection,” Dr. Rey Pagtakhan  told by phone from his home in East St.Paul’s,Manitoba. Pagtakhan was named one of 12 Manitobans to receive the Order of Manitoba, the province’s highest honour. 

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Ethnic Press launches online newspaper editions

New digital/mobile platform gives ethnic papers unprecedented online reach and resources: TORONTO–In today’s technology driven world where every industry is going through a massive transformation, the publishing industry is no different. The content consumption, as well as advertising budgets, are quickly moving to mobile devices as opposed to print media. It is extremely important 

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From a new breed of buyers,  Mr. Christian Chan, President/CEO of New Almanic International Ltd., a second generation executive in the Filipino food trade, emphasizes on  the need for new strategies to confront unique opportunities and market trends in the boomer, 
Gen X and millennial Filipino food market in Canada.

Bringing Filipino food products to Canadian market

Eight (8) Canadian companies were set to visit the Philippines to attend the 11th edition of the International Food and Exhibit (IFEX) Philippines organized by Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Center for International Trade Exhibition and Missions (CITEM) on May 19 to 21, 2017 at the World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Training Center 

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2nd Dreamers 18U Boys International Basketball Challenge Champion Team Canada-SMART with PYD Founder Coach Beaujing Acot and Quezon Chapter Chairman Chikoy Capistrano

Team Canada-SMART Wins 2nd Dreamers 18U Boys International Basketball Challenge in PH

Lucban, Philippines–Team Canada-SMART participated and dominated competition at the recently concluded 2nd Dreamers 18U Boys International Basketball Challenge held from March 24-28 at the Batis Aramin Resort and Hotel in the Philippines. Team Canada-SMART remained undefeated throughout the tournament beating George Washington High School, PYD Blue and Lucena Karis in the eliminations, PYD Red in 

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