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Crossover Elite U12 – DC slam Classic Champion led by Coach Bryan Morales and Imory Bisarra

Crossover Elite Capped Great 1st OBA Season with medal finish at the Ontario Provincials

By Emar Sy Durham Crossover Basketball elite program on its first year of joining the Ontario Basketball Association resulted with great success. Known as Crossover Elite the club joined at the following age divisions U11, U12, U13 and U14. Crossover Elite U11 started the season with a bang winning gold at their first ever OBA 

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FilCan architect enters MPP race in Scarboro Agincourt

By Tony A. San Juan A “new kid on the block” is in town. Yes, mga kababayan. Carlos “ Lito” Lacuna is the latest Filipino Canadian  to throw his hat in the political arena. C. Lacuna is running for Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough- Agincourt as the official candidate of  the new Trillium Party of Ontario 

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Four GTA FilCans vie for MPPs

(Note: Ramon Estaris wins Liberal Party nomination contest.) By Tony A. San Juan, OCT. History is in the making….that is,  in the province of Ontario. Filipinos for the first time since  the diaspora in the early 50s have in its political radar four Filipino Canadians who are vying for nomination or elective posts in four 

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From left: Dr. Chelly Silva, 
enjoying JV Salamena’s announcement of their pick, Rosemer Enverga, right.     

Mississauga Pinoys support Rosemer’s nomination

Only last January, our community had a Filipino candidate for MPP in Mississauga Centre riding, Angely Pacis. A cadre of volunteers worked very hard to get her nominated. The  timing is almost perfect. After 15 years of scandals and mismagement, the Liberal government of McGuinty and Wynne is expected to be turfed out in the 

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Luisa Blue

Service Employees International Union (SEIU International), Executive Vice President Prior to being elected Executive Vice President of SEIU in May 2016, Luisa Blue served on the SEIU International Executive Board from 2012- 2016. She has dedicated the last four decades of her life to organizing and advocating for workers’ rights through the union. As a 

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FILM REVIEW: ‘Birdshot’ in forbidden territory

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter The 26-year old filmmaker Mikhail Red packs more into his years than most people — after all, he’s already helmed two movies and his galvanizing 2016 sophomore Birdshot is one of the few Filipino content to be released by online streaming service Netflix. Birdshot centers on a man and 

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Leaders, members and supporters of Migrante Ontario.

Migrante Ontario relaunched

After a decade By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–It’s not always easy making ends meet when you live in a shoebox but the newly reestablished Filipino migrants group aims to carry out its tasks here and in the home front. A celebration was held at a centre for Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) 

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What propelled me to be an activist

By Fatima Kaalim It occurred to me that maybe Anakbayan Toronto members have written blog posts or that perhaps some of their speeches have been uploaded on the internet, whichever platform. I’m weird this way but this is what I usually do if I want to get to know the person/people better— I usually do 

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Joshua Diamante of Throne Barbershop with his proud Lolo Hero Diamante from San Pablo City; (L-R): Tito Jay Tagorda, cousin Aldrin Atento, Lolo Hero Diamante, JOSHUA DIAMANTE, Tito Darrell Ross, Papa Jhun Ciolo Diamante, Tito Eugene Cube, cousin Ardjon Cube and Tito Eddie Atento during Easter Dinner celebration wearing Throne’s “The Crown of Confidence” Headwear. Please visit to book an appointment.

Toronto’s Throne Barbershop gets 650K Facebook views

Trending ngayon sa social media (Bandila Facebook) ang 100% Dugong Pinoy Filipino-Canadian na si Joshua Diamante of Throne Barbershop (399 Yonges St., Toronto). Taga-Mangaldan ang kanyang Ina at taga-San Pablo City naman ang kanyang Ama na myembro at webmaster ng Philippine Artists Group of Canada (PAG). Sa loob lamang ng anim na araw (6 days) 

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The officers and members of the board of directors of the Bicol Canada Community Association headed by newly elected president and chairman

Bicol Canada to hold induction on May 4

By Leticia Peralta Toral Earl Francis Orino Dacara has slated the induction of the new set of officers on May 4, 2018, 6:00 P.M. Friday, at the  famous Scarborough Convention Centre located at # 20 Tomham, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Dacara is a native of Libmanan, Camarines Sur although his father came from the City of 

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