News & Features


Fil-Am magnate pitches for Roxas, Robredo

Loida Nicolas Lewis, the Filipino American business magnate, lawyer and advocate for good governance in the Philippines, came to Toronto with two speaking engagements cramped in one day on April 9. The flyer and press release announcing her events had the title of her talks, “How the Values of Anti-Corruption Can Firmly Take Root in 

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The FilConPros (from left, standing) Ron Dizon, Ronald Rillera, Tess Docusin, Antonio Ebeo, Dave Estrella, Roy Rabanal, Leo Guitierez, Juan Bernal, Lervin Adap, Edward Lintag, Rey Dela Merced,Gemma Patronilla, Salome Marikit, Eddie Bernal. (seated) Tom Cruz (President), Deputy Congen Jesusa Susana Paez, Senator Tobias and Ms. Rosemer Enverga. (Not in photo: Glosardo Sarmiento)

Filipino Construction Professionals of Ontario on the move

By Voltaire de Leon Last March 19, 2016, another event was unfolded when the newly formed group Filipino Construction Professionals of Ontario (FilConPrO) conducted their 1st General Membership Meeting and Induction of Officers and Members held at the Earl Bales Community Center, North York, Ontario. The inaugural meeting was attended by more than a hundred 

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Lawyer Darlene Marie B. Berberabe, Chief Executive Officer, Home Development Mutual Fund or PAGIBIG  

My home via Pag-IBIG loan

By Willie Jose We all know the hardship of raising the money to buy a home and if our families would just rely on their meager earnings, it would be a struggle even next to impossibility to own houses. Today, the Home Development Mutual Fund, popularly known as the Pag-IBIG Fund has been taking the 

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Zambales group picnic at Centennial Park, July 16

By Rodel J. Ramos Zambales Assn. of Ontario is having its Annual Picnic on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 11am to 3pm at Centennial Park, Area 8 (P8) by the Pond (Rathburn / Elmcrest Rd Etobicoke. It is Pot Luck. There will be an election after. A prayer will be said for our faithful members 

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FLOR MARCELINO, NDP: An immigrant’s journey to politics

By Ted Alcuitas Philippine Canadian News It was a bizarre twist that first catapulted Flor Marcelino to the political stage in 2007 for the NDP, making political history as the first woman of colour to be elected to a provincial legislature. Today, after two successive terms, she is seeking another term in a political climate 

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Champagne is trying to continue the Liberal surge in Manitoba. (Official campaign photo)

Four Filipinos seek legislative seats in Manitoba

By Ted Alcuitas Philippine Canadian News Political battles in Manitoba are won or lost in Winnipeg where the majority of Manitoba’s Filipino community resides. Province-wide, Filipinos comprise the largest ethnic population. The vote-rich city is therefore coveted by all political parties as they go into elections. In this continuing series focusing on Winnipeg, we feature 

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Ted Marcelino is confident he will get reelected.

Tenacious Ted fights second term

By Ted Alcuitas Philippine Canadian News “I am not taking it for granted. Kelangan kayud ng kayud,” says Ted Marcelino as he faces another battle to retain his Tyndall Park seat for the NDP on April 19. He is seeking a second term in a riding with a large number of Filipino voters (42%) and 

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Jon Reyes (right) with PC Leader Brian Pallister after his nomination. (Filipino Journal Photo)

Second gen hopes to be first PC MLA

By Ted Alcuitas Philippine Canadian News The youngest and the only second generation candidate is Jon Reyes who is running in St. Norbert for the Progressive Conservative Party. This is the first political foray for the former Canadian Forces veteran and owner of a UPS store. The tech-savvy father of two has a long history of 

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Canada Filipino youth condemn massacre of Kidapawan farmers

The national preparatory committee of Anakbayan-Canada strongly condemns the massacre of farmers and Lumads in Kidapawan City. In broad daylight on April 1st, the Philippine National Police (PNP) opened fire on unarmed protesters which resulted in five deaths, over 116 wounded, 78 illegally arrested, and 89 missing including women and children. One of the strongest 

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Congen Neil Frank Ferrer

Change in distribution of ballots worries PH post in Canada

VANCOUVER–Philippine consulate officials worry about a possible disenfranchisement of overseas voters in Canada as they await clarification from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on a change in the distribution of ballots. Election materials for the May polls are here but unlike past elections, consulate officials can’t send ballots to registered voters just yet. Kababayans need 

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