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Ube Cupcakes

Filipino desserts get a modern makeover

The Sweet Spot By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter It all started with an idea as small as a macaron. When business owners Susan Perras, 39, and Rechie Valdez, 37, met it was like kismet. They had both been running their own businesses out of The Cake Collective, a 4,500 sq ft commercial kitchen 

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Peter Tabuns - introduced Bill 181

Partisan politicking puts Filipino Heritage Month bills in legislative limbo

ll three of the major political parties in the Ontario Legislature have tabled their own versions of the Filipino Heritage Month Act, and all three have been struck down by opposing parties, indicating that the Parties are aware of the collective voting strength of the Fil-Can community and are vying for “ownership” of the bill 

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PCCF Pageants with a cause and experience of a lifetime

Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) launches its 2018 Pageants with a Cause with formidable and touching start! Last May 5th, 2018, eight adorable Little Miss Philippines Canada candidates took the stage and captivated the audience with their dance moves and talents! Kudos to our co-chairs: Fe Taduran, Beth Daliva, Nhitz Calvez and choreographer Chollo Lagdemeo. 

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10 Ways to Protect Your Property from Flood Damage As spring approaches across Canada, flood season in is full effect. While floods can happen at any time of year, spring thaws are the most common cause of flooding and flood damage in Canada. Every year, floods cause millions of dollars in property damage. Areas close to rivers, lakes and coastal shorelines are most 

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Filipina domestic helpers as beauty contestants in Hong Kong.  (Photo provided)

‘To reveal the struggles and triumphs of OFWs’

Baby Ruth Villarama on her film ‘ Sunday beauty queen’: By Althea Manasan The Philippine Reporter An award-winning documentary featuring Overseas Filipino Workers will be screened in theatres across Canada next month in a special one-day event. Directed by Baby Ruth Villarama, Sunday Beauty Queen follows the lives of five domestic helpers in Hong Kong. 

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Director, producers and cast at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

‘Call Her Ganda’ gets rave reviews

Director PJ Raval pleased with audience reception By Mila Astorga-Garcia The Philippine Reporter Call Her Ganda, PJ Raval’s documentary about Jennifer Laude, a trans woman killed by a U.S. marine in the Philippines in 2014, recently received rave reviews published in two major publications: the Toronto-based NOW magazine, which gave it an NNNN rating (5 

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Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network (FC-WJNet) launched

By Rachel Evangeline Chiong The Philippine Reporter Last Friday, April 20, Filipino-Canadian writers and journalists celebrated the official launch of the “Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network” (FC-WJNet). Gathered inside a New College (University of Toronto) meeting room, a long-awaited spring breeze blew in from the porch, signaling a fitting beginning to the fresh-faced collective. 

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Canadian contingent from L-R, Andre Mejia, Monica Batac, Hilary Naluz (20), Karla Villanueva Danan (25), Glyn Narca (20), Maria Toquero (22), and Kristian Pacpaco (23). Photo by Anson Lam.

Five Fil-Can youth leaders rise at Sariling Gawa camp in Hawaii

By Jennilee Austria The Philippine Reporter On March 23rd, 69 Filipino youth entered YMCA Camp Erdman for Sariling Gawa’s 38th annual youth conference in Oahu, Hawaii. Among them were five Filipino-Canadians embarking on the experience of a lifetime. Although Glyn Narca (20), Hilary Naluz (20), Karla Villanueva Danan (25), Kristian Pacpaco (23), and Maria Toquero 

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Tanya Granic Allen (left) wins PC nomination for MPP in Mississauga Centre over Rosemer Enverga.

Fil-Cans fail to hold on to Mississauga Centre

By Jose Victor Salamena The Mississauga Fil-Can community was shaken as news spread through word-of-mouth and social media that Rosemer Enverga failed to clinch the MPP nomination in Mississauga Centre riding. The riding was previously won by Angely Pacis, a bilingual Fil-Can lawyer whose nomination was set aside due to alleged “electoral procedure flaws.” Enverga, 

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Toronto Star front page about Toronto carnage.

Young Men Can Do Better And History is Witness

In the Aftermath of the Yonge St. Carnage By Jose Victor Salamena On Monday, April 23, 2018, a wonderful spring day turned into a deadly tragedy in the streets that I call my hometown. In a place five minutes away from my wife’s workplace, and fifteen minutes from mine, a lone rental van left the 

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