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Designer: Jaki Peñalosa (Philippines)

Pinoy fabrics for the young: wearable, hip, cool, sexy

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The second annual Canadian Asian Fashion Week celebrated the talents of Canada’s multi-ethnic Asian community by featuring unique fashion pieces created by designers from different Asian countries including the Philippines, India, Korea, Vietnam, China, Japan and Pakistan. The event, which took place on the weekend of May 5-7, 2017, showcased haute 

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Fil Canadian Robert Ocampo commits to De La Salle College of St. Benilde

By Emar Sy After a successful stint at the SM NBTC and winning the MVP plum at the 2nd Dreamers Basketball 18U International Challenge, Team Canada-SMART mainstay Robert Ocampo received an offer to play for De LaSalle College of St. Benilde. Coach TY Tang met with Rob and his family in the Philippines to make 

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Toronto Newcomers Day

By Donna Cooke Toronto Newcomers Day 2017 was a hit with great weather and over 50 exhibitors participating in the city´s third annual event showcasing Toronto’s diverse communities. The festival, which was held May 15 at Nathan Phillips Square, welcomes and celebrates new Torontonians and included gardening activities, free guided City Hall tours, drama, reading 

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From left: 
Joseph Nonato, Senator Tobias C. Enverga Jr. 
and Lieutenant-Colonel 
Tom Payne. (Photo provided)

First Fil-Can Commanding Officer of the Royal Regiment of Canada

TORONTO–Ontario Senator Tobias Enverga Jr. extended warm congratulations to the Royal Regiment incoming Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Nonato, who becomes the first Filipino-Canadian to hold this post. Prior to taking command of the Royal Regiment of Canada, Nonato graduated from Kingston’s prestigious Royal Military College and served in missions in Afghanistan and South Sudan. 

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Kristeel Marie

Kristeel Marie Toral is  2017 Miss Maria Clara

TORONTO–23 years old Kristeel Marie Toral will be crowned  2017 Miss Maria Clara of the Kababaihang Rizalista, Inc, on June 24, 2017  (Saturday) at  the  Rembrandt Banquet Hall located at  930 Progress Avenue, Toronto,  according to Ms. Rose Cruz  KR Inc President. Philippine Consul General Rosalita S. Prospero will grace the occasion as the guest 

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Stretch your travel transportation budget

CALGARY, Alta./ Troy Media– Transportation is often the largest part of the cost of a trip – especially if you are flying. What can you do to try to stretch your travel budget? First, your flights will probably cost you less if you travel off season. You’ll also save money on hotels and find fewer 

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Travelling during tough economic times

CALGARY, Alta./ Troy Media–During tough economic times, a majority of travellers say they intend to travel anyway, although they do become more cost conscious. The travel industry is “self-correcting” when it comes to economic downturns. Indeed, tough economic times may be THE best time to travel and get travel bargains. Airlines, hotels and tour operators 

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Pinay MLA Elmore re-elected in BC

Mable Elmore, MLA, NDP, Vancouver-Kensington Vows to continue to fight for Canadian, immigrant workers’ rights By Veronica C. Silva Though ballots were still being counted for the recent provincial elections in British Columbia, the NDP’s Mable Elmore of Vancouver-Kensington is confident of a third term. As of morning of May 24, Elmore had already more 

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Baby Ruth Villarama and Chuck Gutierrez (Producer and editor of the film)
Photos: Althea Manasan

Sunday Beauty Queen

Documentary on the joys, triumphs and struggles of the 190,000 OFWs in Hong Kong By Althea Manasan When filmmaker Baby Ruth Villarama first visited Hong Kong’s Central District, she was surprised to see thousands of Filipinos sprawled out on makeshift blankets, chatting with each other, playing on their phones, and just hanging out. It was 

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Dr. Rey Pagtakhan

Trail blazer is honoured by province

Former Member of Parliament Dr. Rey Pagtakhan By Ted Alcuitas “I was overcome with emotion when I received the call from the Lieutenant Governor about my selection,” Dr. Rey Pagtakhan  told by phone from his home in East St.Paul’s,Manitoba. Pagtakhan was named one of 12 Manitobans to receive the Order of Manitoba, the province’s highest honour. 

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