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Create Philippines: Audio Visual Fil-Can partnership

The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Toronto is pleased to announce the forthcoming Business Mission for the Audio Visual Industry to Toronto and Ottawa, Canada on September 22-27, 2019. Organized by the Department’s Export Marketing Bureau in cooperation with the Film Development Council of the Philippines and the Animation Council of the 

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Filipino style Pork and chicken barbecue were the bestsellers at Taste of Manila.

Pinoys sharing food, culture and having the best times of their lives

Taste of Manila 2019: The food and the ambience By Marites N. Sison WHO was it who once said that Filipinos laugh in order not to cry when life deals them a bad hand? One should add that they also eat, sing and dance to forget their woes. The rain was still pouring by 9 

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The woman with an iron will and a heart of gold

16 Lessons from Rebecca Bustamante: By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter Former maid, now self-made CEO, philanthropist, author, producer, TV host, motivational speaker and Asia business leader Rebecca Bustamante-Mills’ literal rags-to-riches journey is no Cinderella story. She is altogether the servant girl, saviour and now fairy godmother in this gritty tale of faith, hope 

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IFI’s Obispo Maximo Timbang visits Eastern Canada

To speak on current Philippine issues BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF THE MIND. With this theme of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente’s 117th Proclamation Anniversary, the Parish of the Holy Child, Greater Toronto Area invites everyone to a PONTIFICAL MASS ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 10AM at the ALL SAINTS KINGSWAY ANGLICAN CHURCH on 2850 Bloor 

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Public Mobile unveils refreshed brand identity and new people first campaign

Public Mobile Brand Refresh Since 2015, Public Mobile has been on a journey – with the evolving prepaid landscape, shift in consumer behaviour and buying habits, and the presence of new entrants in the market, the company has decided to update its brand identity to better represent what Public Mobile stands for today. At Public, 

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Migrante BC: 2019 COV Award Winner for Excellence

It was a memorable Friday night inside the big hall at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Ten citizens and eight organizations were honoured last July 12 at the Annual Awards of Excellence ceremony by the City Mayor and the Vancouver City Council. The 2019 Award recipients were selected by the Vancouver City Council from over 50 

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Photography workshops teach participants to mirror migrant life, struggles

CALGARY, Alberta–A project funded by the Community Initiatives Program of the Alberta government led by grassroots organization Migrante Alberta is turning ordinary migrants into amateur photographers with the goal to capture their life and struggles in still frames. Photographer Nwel Saturay is leading some twenty-four Filipino participants in a series of photography workshops entitled: “Kwento’t 

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The dirty business of janitorial services

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter Emma Llanes, 54, from Batangas, Philippines, hoped to make enough money cleaning the lobby of a downtown Toronto building to buy prescription medicine for her high blood pressure. Even with six years of gruelling work experience at The Icon Condominiums in downtown Toronto, Llanes is instead locked out with 

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Mariñas I shooting the recurve bow

Martial artist is author of 14 books (Wants to write 6 more)

Book Review and Author Interview: Archery for Beginners by Amante P. Mariñas By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter Amante P. Mariñas, Sr., the most published practitioner of Filipino martial arts recently launched his latest book, Archery for Beginners, a detailed guide on how to get started in archery and much more. The book focuses 

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Kaliyah Macaraig

2 Fil-Can Top Ontario Scholars

The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), Canada’s largest publicly- supported and most diverse Catholic school district, recently announced that 2 Filipino -Canadian students are among nine outstanding Grade 12 graduates who were awarded top academic honours in Ontario during the academic year 2018-2019. The two, namely Jarred S. Laganas and Kaliyah Macaraig, are from North York 

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