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Top photo: From left: Geneva Gloria, Rolin P. Morcillo, Former Ambassador Neil Reeder, Irene Reeder, Congen Rosalita Prospero, Anthony Q. Chua, Edgar D. Mararac

BDO Remit opens Toronto branch

BDO Remit (Canada) Ltd., a subsidiary of BDO and Unibank, the Philippines largest bank, has opened a remittance office in Toronto to widen its reach and make its service available to Filipinos working and residing there. Canada is home to some 820,000 Filipinos where majority live in Ontario. As the Philippines has consistently ranked as 

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MFFC’s recipients of the Volunteer Service Awards, May 11th, 2017. From left: Vince M., Luz L., Joelle M., Jean T., Julianna G., Elsa H., Chloe M., Florence P. (Not in photo: Gloria M.)

Youth and adults of MFFC receive 2017 Ontario Volunteer Service Award

By Victoria A. Torres Nine members of the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians were among the recipients of the 2017 Volunteer Service Awards, presented on May 11th, 2017 at the Crystal Fountain in Markham. Youth Awards for 2 years of service were given to Joelle Mansueto, Julianna Garvida, and Chloe Musca, and Adult Awards for 

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Senator Enverga, Chamber

Sen. Enverga questions lengthy PR processing for caregivers

OTTAWA–On May 4, the Honourable Tobias C. Enverga Jr., Ontario Senator, questioned the Government Representative in the Senate during question period about the unacceptably long wait times that caregivers face to have their permanent residency applications processed under the Trudeau government. Senator Enverga had previously questioned the minister himself on this very matter in October 

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Easy access to PH Trade info online

The Trade Office Section of the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto announces the opening of Tradeline Philippines providing easy access to information relating to Philippine trade. Tradeline Philippines ( has three major components, namely, Portal, Trade Statistics and Business Matching. The Portal is the main repository of export-related information in electronic format. The Trade Statistics 

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The candidates with their mothers.

Little Miss Philippines Canada

2017 Pre-Pageant By Fe Taduran TORONTO–The Little Miss Philippines Canada 2017 candidates of the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) showcased their talents and beauty during the Pre-Pageant show held May 6th at the Korean Cultural Centre in Toronto. This undertaking of the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation’s goal is to inspire excellence in the children and promote 

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Paying it forward with public service

Dr. Eileen de Villa as City of Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health By Veronica C. Silva Not everyone is born and raised in a life of bliss and blessings. Life is simply not fair. But that does not necessarily mean all this abundance can be limited to the one percent. In Toronto, in the midst 

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Mercedes with

Campaign for Mercy, Compassion

Good enough to work, good enough to stay Mercedes Benitez has worked hard in Canada. She cares for elderly Canadians who want to age in place. She has filled a void in our labour market.  By coming to work in Canada, she sacrificed her role as a mother so that she could provide for her 

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Gee-u Guillero with his twin girls Alecka and Alexis.

Help Gee-u take care of his family

Two years ago, Gee-u Guillero was diagnosed with a rare leukemia called Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML). Living in the Philippines at the time, he kept the leukemia at bay with a targeted chemo medication. Last year, Gee-u, his wife Aileen Rose Llagas and 2-month-old twin girls Alecka and Alexis moved to Canada. By the time he 

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Tilapia ice cream on display at the SIAL Canada 2017

PH’s tilapia ice cream showcased at SIAL 2017

The Philippine’s very own “tilapia ice cream” was featured in Salon International de l’Agroalimentaire (SIAL) Canada 2017 on 2-4 May 2017 in Toronto, Canada, drawing keen interest from attendees. Developed by the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) and funded by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), tilapia ice cream won during the SIAL ASEAN-Manila 

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Alyssa Grace Datu: Fil-Can Teen wows judges on The Voice Teens PH

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos 16-year old Markham-based Alyssa Grace Datu turned all four judges’ chairs with her emotional rendition of “Hanggang” on The Voice Teens Philippines, which won her a standing ovation from Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo and Sharon Cuneta. Canadian-born and raised, Alyssa also wowed them with her fluency in Tagalog. She remembers singing 

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