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Free Tagalog class

Free Filipino language class culture day

Saturday, Sept.30, 2017; 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 pm “Canadians speaking more languages than ever before, Tagalog fastest-growing mother tongue” …was the recent banner headline of Global News (Aug. 2, 2017). First and foremost, Tagalog is not the mother tongue (official language) of the Philippines. Worst, TAGALOG IS NOT EVEN A LANGUAGE! Tagalog is a dialect 

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Automotive Training Centre holds Annual Student Appreciation Day

The Automotive Training Centre located in Toronto kicked off its annual Student Appreciation Day on August 17, 2017. Students from the Automotive Technology Program got to take in the pleasure of being surrounded by some very fabulous hot rods and race cars while enjoying some BBQ served up by their instructors and college faculty. The 

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Tom Henheffer, CJFE Executive Director 
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Threats to freedom of expression in Canada

CJFE Executive Director Tom Henheffer: By Mila Astorga-Garcia TORONTO – The greatest threat to free expression in Canada is the culture war due to the rise of fascism, says Tom Henheffer, Executive Director of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. This is because fascism ties up with fake news, which has negatively impacted on the 

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Benedicto ‘BenCab’ Cabrera (Photo: Rappler)

Interview with Filipino National Artist BenCab: ‘I touched humanism in my art’

Interview with PH’s 2006 National Artist BenCab By Michelle Chermaine Ramos Renowned artist Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera was conferred the Order of National Artist for Visual Arts by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2006. A collectors’ favorite, BenCab is known as the best-selling painter of his generation of Filipino artists with collectors scrambling to buy his works 

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KAMP 2017 Mentors, mentees, and organizers.  Photo: JC Bonifacio.

Touching KAMP experiences of Vancouver Pinoy youth

By Jennilee Austria Just like most Filipinos, my husband and I have never been to summer camp. So when we realized that our Vancouver vacation coincided with a Filipino youth camp, we spent two days at Loon Lake. We soon realized that KAMP was not just a summer camp— it was a social movement. In 

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Want to continue your career in construction industry? FILCONPRO is your friend

By Voltaire de Leon Edward Lintag worked in the Philippines as a project engineer for Systech Industries for four years until 2007 when an opportunity opened up in Saudi Arabia. There he continued his project engineering work this time with Advanced Vision, an engineering firm of the prominent Bin Laden family. The reputation of Filipino 

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Pinoys in Canada

Canada’s immigration growth fuels international money transfers

Canada’s immigration growth imperative Today, one out of five, or 20% of all Canadians are foreign-born. If we add in second generations, the number becomes 40%. Even at 20%, it is equivalent to Quebec’s population size! And the tidal wave is not stopping there. In 2016, 320,000 new immigrants came to the country, add to 

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Four Tips for New Canadians

StartRight with Scotiabank: Starting a new life in Canada can be an overwhelming experience. You’re often filled with uncertainty and questions – from legal, to financial and beyond. To help get you started on the path to achieving your hopes and dreams in Canada, Munsif Sheraly, Director of Multicultural Banking at Scotiabank, has four important 

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Back to school

September means new teachers, new classes — and new stuff, like shoes, bags and school supplies After being away for two whole months, kids go back to school in September, which they may not appreciate, but parents sure do. Across Canada, September is the month when the new school calendar begins, when students start new 

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International gathering to end war

300 Delegates from 21 countries meet in toronto By Joseph Smooke War and climate change are rapidly changing our world as cultures, countries and people are traumatized and displaced. Sharing these experiences and stories is essential for building not just an understanding of our common struggles, but to envision how to make change for a 

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