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Kultura Filipino Arts Festival and the rising of the tribe

By Jennilee Austria Ten years ago, the Kultura Filipino Arts Festival was held in the Kensington Market basement of Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture, with a single food vendor standing outside in the rain. Executive Director Caroline Mangosing soon turned the annual festival into a groundbreaking celebration of Filipino-Canadian artists. But when Mangosing 

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5th Diwa ng Kasarinlan

How do we get to know Filipino pride for the right reasons? Most migrants are occasional activists while they are away from their home-country and as they endure attachments to their host country. But there is an increasing number of immigrant generations who are engaged in transnational activities on a regular basis. Some Filipinos of 

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Consolacion ‘Mama Ching’ Quejas

Farewell to a Cherished Mother

It is with sadness that the Filipino community bid farewell to Consolacion Quejas, fondly known, to many of us, as Mama Ching. At 91 years old, Mama Ching was the backbone of the Filipino Canadian Community being a founding member of the Kalayaan organization and a respected leader. She will always be remembered for her 

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MP Wladyslaw Lizon joins staff and representatives of Family Services of Peel following announcement of $750,000 fund for projects to help young people and people with disabilities (July 28, 2015)

Skills program to help youth, people with disabilities

The Harper Government is helping equip youth, and Canadians with disabilities Mississauga and the surrounding area with the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by Wladyslaw Lizon, Member of Parliament for Mississauga East–Cooksville,on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and the Honourable 

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Harper stresses the Universal Child Care Benefit

RICHMOND HILL– Prime Minister Stephen Harper reaffirmed his proven approach to supporting the child care choices of individual Canadian families. He highlighted the wide-ranging benefits of the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) and how it is helping all Canadian families. The UCCB was introduced in 2006 and expanded in 2015 to help hard-working families make 

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CCLA and CJFE mount Charter challenge against Bill C-51

TORONTO (July 21, 2015) — The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) are initiating a Charter challenge teoday against key sections of Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015. The legislation presents disturbing implications for free speech, privacy, the powers of government, including CSIS, and the protection of civil liberties in 

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Holy Spirit, Feati share top win at Summerfest 2015

An unprecedented first in Summerfest’s 14-year history! College of the Holy Spirit and Feati University are co-champs in the just concluded picnic-cum-sports tournament sponsored by the Philippine Colleges and Universities Alumni Association (PCUAA), held at Mississauga Valley Park this past Sunday, July 5. The all-day event gathered participants from PCUAA’s 17 member alumni associations, made 

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Our Halo Halo Brothers

By Hernani de Leon Halo Halo Organization (H2O) is celebrating its 2nd Halo Halo Festival on August 9, 2015 at the Artscape Wychwood Barns located at 601 Christie Street, St Clair Avenue, Toronto. Last year’s maiden launch brought in some 2000 visitors, singers, children and seniors cultural group performers, Filipino painters and street food vendors. 

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First Filipino math professor at the University of Manitoba

Meet 28-year-old Dr. Felicia Magpantay By Jennilee Austria This summer, a twenty-eight-year-old Filipina is preparing to move to Winnipeg, Manitoba. She’s packing her things, finding an apartment, and attending orientation. But she’s not a student: she’s a professor. Dr. Felicia Magpantay will be making history as the first professor of Filipino descent in the Department 

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Liberals not doing enough to help job-seeking Ontarians: NDP

QUEEN’S PARk–Catherine Fife, NDP Finance Critic and MPP for Kitchener-Waterloo, responded to new job numbers issued today by Statistics Canada. She said the numbers show that too many Ontarians are still out of work, too many families are still struggling to make ends meet, and too many young people are still having a hard time 

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